Model Code of Conduct

The Working Group on Responsible Conduct has developed a model Code of Conduct for use by councils and boards. The purpose of the resource is to provide a set of principles and general standards that support the development or updating of a Code of Conduct. A companion guide has also been prepared to provide additional guidance and resources.

The model Code of Conduct will be one of the resources highlighted in a clinic September 12 at UBCM’s Convention. This session will explore steps some BC local governments are taking to develop and implement Codes of Conduct and provide an update on the activities of the Working Group on Responsible Conduct.

The Working Group on Responsible Conduct is a joint initiative of the Union of BC Municipalities, the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, and the Local Government Management Association. The staff-level Working Group was formed to undertake policy work in response to a 2016 resolution to UBCM that addressed the issue of responsible conduct by local government elected officials (specifically about local government Integrity Commissioners).

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