Centre for Free Expression

The Centre for Free Expression (CFE) at Toronto Metropolitan University is a hub for public education, research and advocacy on free expression and the public’s right to know. Our work is undertaken in collaboration with academic and community-based organizations across Canada and internationally. A key focus of our work is on whistleblowing. Our mission is to protect Canadian society by making public-interest whistleblowing possible through effective protection for Canadian whistleblowers. This will enable Canadians to live and work with integrity and to combat misconduct that may threaten the well-being of our communities and our democracy.
Our whistleblowing work has several aspects: research on whistleblowing law, regulations, and institutional policies; advocacy for adoption of best practices by governments and public and private sector organizations; public education; and assistance to whistleblowers and those contemplating public-interest whistleblowing.