CBC/Radio-Canada appoints Diane Girard as Values and Ethics Commissioner

September 12, 2016, Ottawa

CBC/Radio-Canada is pleased to announce the appointment of Diane Girard, M.B.A, Ph.D., Adm. A., as the public broadcaster’s new Values and Ethics Commissioner. In her new role, Ms. Girard will enhance and promote an organizational culture built on integrity, accountability, and ethics. She will be the central point of contact for all questions, concerns and complaints regarding values and ethics from employees, and from members of the public who have reason to believe that a CBC/Radio-Canada employee is not complying with those standards.

The Values and Ethics Commissioner will work independently and will report directly to the President and CEO of the Corporation, as do our ombudsmen.

Ms. Girard is recognized for her pragmatic approach to ethics, aimed at preventing and resolving problems. She has worked with many large public and private companies to help strengthen and reinforce the values and ethics of their organizational cultures. Ms. Girard has been teaching courses in organizational ethics for the last 15 years at McGill University. She also taught courses at Laval University, Sherbrooke University and UQAM.

‘‘Diane is a leader in values, ethics and organizational culture and she will bring a wealth of experience to CBC/Radio-Canada. I am pleased that she will be joining us on September 19,’’ said Hubert T. Lacroix, President and CEO of CBC/Radio-Canada.

“I have tremendous respect for the work the public broadcaster does and what it means to Canadians,’’ said Ms. Girard. ‘‘It’s inspiring that CBC/Radio-Canada is prioritizing its organizational culture, and I’m excited that I’ll be able to play a role in that.’’

About CBC/Radio-Canada

CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada’s national public broadcaster and one of its largest cultural institutions. We are Canada’s trusted source of news, information and Canadian entertainment. Deeply rooted in communities all across the country, CBC/Radio-Canada offers diverse content in English, French and eight Aboriginal languages. We also provide international news and information from a uniquely Canadian perspective.

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