Ethics Essentials: Toronto Speakers

Jennifer Bartholomew

Jennifer Bartholomew is a Toronto-area consultant specializing in stakeholder relations and social impact management. She has taught strategic management and international business at the Schulich School of Business, York University.

Earl Basse

Earl Basse is the President of Basse & Associates Inc. (BAI), a professional forensic investigation and corporate security firm focusing on protecting its clients’ business environment by integrating ethics and integrity into security and operational programs. Earl has been awarded a Fellowship by the Society of Management Accountants of Canada (FCMA), and has also received accreditations as a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Certified Protection Professional (CPP) and a Risk Assessment Methodology for Critical Infrastructure professional. 

Len Brooks

Len Brooks is Professor of Business Ethics & Accounting at the Rotman School of Management, and is the Director of the University of Toronto’s newly established Professional Accounting Centre, and its two graduate accounting programs, the MMPA and DIFA. His research interests include governance, business and/or professional ethics, risk management, ethical decision making, conflicts of interest, and developing and maintaining an ethical corporate culture.

Glenn Brown

Glenn is a principal in the form The Practice of Ethics, which designs ethics programs for government and government-related business. Together with associates in another company, The Ethics Group, he designed the ethics training program for the top 150 Ontario Power Generation personnel responsible for the initial restart of the Pickering A nuclear power generator, a $1.1 billion project. He is a member of the Rouge Valley Health System’s Research Ethics Board.

Gary Corbett

Mr. Corbett holds a Certificate in Organizational Values and Ethics and is a member of the Ethics Practitioners Association of Canada. As past President and Chief Executive Officer of the Professional Institute of the Public service of Canada he advanced the dialogue on values and Ethics in federal public Service towards maintaining a strong ethical culture a more collegial and respectful environment and a healthy and productive workplace.

Suzanne Craig

Suzanne Craig has a professional background that centers on integrity, fair information processes and social justice. Ms. Craig is the former Director of Corporate Access and Privacy at the City of Toronto and in this role was responsible for access to government held records and the protection of personal and confidential record holdings.

Fiona Crean

Fiona Crean is the City of Toronto’s first Ombudsman. Prior to this new post, Fiona was an Assistant Deputy Minister in the Ontario Government, responsible for managing significant organizational change in the correctional system. She established the Ombudsman’s role at York University and was Executive Director of the Ontario Ombudsman’s Office.

John Dalla Costa

John Dalla Costa is the Founding Director of the Centre for Ethical Orientation. An author and consultant, John teaches business ethics and social responsibility to MBAs at the Schulich School of Business, and in a program for certifying board members at the Director’s College. With the Dialogue Institute at Temple University, John has also been involved in numerous inter-faith and inter-cultural initiatives to improve global governance.

Jane Garthson

Jane Garthson is President of the Garthson Leadership Centre, dedicated to creating better futures for our communities and organizations through values-based leadership. Jane has been an EthicScan Canada associate on various projects over fifteen years,

Linda Gehrke

Ms. Gehrke, as Lobbyist Registrar for the City of Toronto since 2008, is responsible for maintaining and enforcing the first municipal lobbyist registry system and code of conduct in Canada. She has served as Vice-Chair of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal, Tribunal Counsel and Associate Counsel to the Chair; delegate of the Complaints Resolution Commissioner of the Law Society of Upper Canada and Project Counsel to its Tribunals Unit; and member of the Immigration and Refugee Board.

Mark Handelman

Mark Handelman was called to the Ontario Bar in 1978. Until 2001, he practiced law in London, Ontario, including civil litigation, criminal defense and prosecution. He was one of Ontario’s first members of the Official Guardian Child Representation Program. Mark was appointed to the Consent & Capacity Board in 1998 and became a Vice Chair and Senior Lawyer Member in 2000. 

Craig Hannaford

Craig has extensive experience in managing and investigating complex multi-faceted cases for both criminal prosecutions and civil proceedings; managing large groups of investigators and support personnel; conducting strategic reviews, risk management assessments and management plans; public speaking and lecturing experience both with the Government of Canada and the private sector (seminars, television, radio); forensic accounting; computer forensic services.

Steve Levecque

Steve Levecque is the Executive Director of the Ethics and Employee Support Directorate at Canada Border Services Agency where he is the Senior Ethics Official and the Senior Officer for Internal Disclosure. Following a 23 year career as a Royal Canadian Naval Officer, Steve has studied the field of Values and Ethics extensively and filled leadership roles in Values and Ethics in a number of organizations.

Greg Levine

Greg Levine practices administrative, municipal and government ethics law in Ontario and is the integrity commissioner for five Ontario municipalities. He is the author of three books The Law of Government
Ethics – Federal, Ontario and British Columbia, Municipal Ethics Regimes, and Ombudsman Legislation in Canada – An Annotation and Appraisal and numerous articles in the area of government ethics law.

Sidney Linden

Sidney B. Linden is the Conflict of Interest Commissioner for Ontario. Justice Linden previously served as Chief Justice of the Ontario Court of Justice and has held a number of other positions in the public sector, including Police Complaints Commissioner, Information and Privacy Commissioner, Chair of Legal Aid Ontario, and more recently, Commissioner of the Ipperwash Public Inquiry.

Bonnie Lysyk

Bonnie Lysyk became the Auditor General of Ontario on September 3, 2013, after having previously served as Auditor General of Saskatchewan, and Deputy Auditor General and Chief Operating Officer of Manitoba.

Lysyk has held senior positions in both the private and public sectors during a 25-year career spent in three provinces. She has extensive audit, finance, risk management and governance experience. She served as the Deputy Auditor General and Chief Operating Officer for the Office of the Auditor General of Manitoba for nearly seven years and, most recently, as Auditor General of Saskatchewan for over two years.

She also held a variety of senior roles at Manitoba Hydro over a 10-year period and served as Chief Audit Executive of the Manitoba Liquor Control Commission.

Mimi Marrocco

Dr. M. J. (Mimi) Marrocco recently left her position as Founding Director of Continuing Education at the University of St. Michael’s College in the University of Toronto to establish a consultancy specializing in organizational leadership and Corporate Social Responsibility. In her new role she continues to manage a CSR Certificate program for St. Michael’s, in collaboration with the Conference Board of Canada.

Lynn Morrison

Lynn Morrison was appointed Integrity Commissioner in Ontario on April 13, 2010, having served in an acting capacity since 2007. She has worked with the Office of Integrity Commissioner since its creation in 1988, serving as the province’s Delegated Lobbyist Registrar since 1999.

David Nitkin

David is a rare breed in North America: a full-time organizational ethicist. He does original writing, teaching, consulting and research on ethical decision making, enhancing corporate social accountability, auditing, and reporting, and developing ethics assurance programs, including transparency, risk management, ethical management and “safe” partnering

Paul Pellizzari

Paul Pellizzari (M.A., Hon B.Comm) is the Executive Director of Policy & Social Responsibility at Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG). He is also the vice-chair of the Interprovincial Lottery Corporation’s Responsible Gambling committee, where he leads the development of a national standard for operators. He is the author of two books and many articles on corporate social responsibility, has private sector experience in research, social marketing and communications, and public policy experience working extensively with all orders of government, with the United Nations, as well as international, national, and local not-for-profit organizations.

Andria Spindel

Andria Spindel MSW President and CEO of March of Dimes Canada has been with the agency since 1981. The organization provides community-based rehab services to people with disabilities and has grown from an Ontario only organization with 180 staff to a national organization with over 1600 staff and multiple services. Andria has consulted with many non-profits served on boards of directors and taught in the social work program at UBC in the 70s.

David Tsubouchi

David Tsubouchi, BA, JD, LLD as the Registrar and CEO of the Ontario College of Trades is the regulator of trades in Ontario and formerly served as the Integrity Commissioner for the Town of Richmond Hill.



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