Ethics Plan


The Ethics Plan for Environment and Land Tribunals Ontario (ELTO) sets out procedures for ensuring that members are familiar with applicable requirements regarding ethical conduct and public activity. This Plan also assists in the implementation of ELTO’s Core Values.

This Ethics Plan is prepared in accordance with section 6 of the Adjudicative Tribunals Accountability, Governance and Appointments Act, 2009 and Ontario Regulation 91/11. This regulation prescribes the content of the ethics plan. 

Practices and Procedures

Part IV (Ethical Conduct) and Part V (Political Activity) of the Public Service of Ontario Act, 2006 (PSOA)

ELTO shall ensure that all members are familiar with the requirements of the PSOA by:

Code of Conduct

ELTO shall ensure that members are familiar with the code of conduct that forms part of ELTO’s member accountability framework by:


ELTO shall include in the Professional Development Plan for ELTO members provision on an annual basis for a minimum of two hours for each member of ongoing training on the Ethics Plan and its component parts, and shall require certification by each member that the training is completed.

Other Tools

ELTO may develop internal policies and requirements consistent with the member accountability framework to provide assistance to the members in discharging their obligations under the accountability framework.

Part III - Employment by the Crown, PSOA

Ontario Public Service staff at ELTO are subject to a separate enterprise-wide Ethics Plan, the "Guide to Public Service Ethics and Conduct". This guide is an authoritative reference tool to acceptable business conduct and behaviour in the OPS. It covers requirements of the ethical framework and notice under the PSOA, other applicable legislation, corporate directives, policies and guidelines for staff. ELTO staff are also subject to ELTO’s Conflict of Interest Rules.



Effective as of March 24, 2015