About the Centre

Who We Are

The Canadian Centre of Excellence for Anti-Corruption (CCEAC) was developed by the University of Ottawa Centre for Continuing Education in collaboration with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and other stakeholders.

CCEAC is a platform that fosters collaboration and information sharing between governments, the private sector, universities, and civil society to promote ethical practices aimed at countering corruption and bribery. Our goal is to inform the private and public sectors, and Canadians in general, on how to prevent and eliminate problems related to corruption in business transactions and government operations.

CCEAC works in collaboration with several key collaborators and subject matter experts in various domains from Canada and across the world who are eager and willing to share their expertise and knowledge in the field of anti-corruption. The Centre offers short courses presentations, discussion panels, events and assembles resources, all pertaining to anti-corruption.

CCEAC also coordinates a Pro Bono Program through which graduate students from MBA and Law programs, as well as participants in one of the CCEAC Certificates, work on developing ethics compliance programs with SMEs or NGOs/charities at no charge, under the guidance and supervision of professors and lawyers.

Our Vision

Corruption and bribery not only undermine economic development, the rule of law and democratic institutions, but they also threaten the safety and security of those institutions and communities. Founded on the principles of the UN Global Compact and the Global Compact Network Canada, CCEA aims to provide tools, knowledge, and access to subject matter experts for decision-makers in government and in the private sector, enabling them to understand the dynamics of corruption and mitigate risk in their own organizations.

The Canadian Centre of Excellence for Anti-Corruption strives to meet the goals, objectives and ideals of a number of international organizations and agreements, including the following:

• the OECD Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions
• the UN Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC)
• Canada’s Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act
• the Inter-American Convention Against Corruption
• the Poznan Declaration

What We Do

CCEAC is not an academic program or a research unit. Our role is to provide timely and practical resources to SMEs, NGOs/charities and to governments on issues pertaining to anti-corruption. CCEAC consists of three main components:

The Anti-Corruption Expert Panel

The CCEAC panel is composed of Canadian and international subject matter experts who have agreed to provide guidance and input on CCEAC activities, courses, panels, awareness programs, information sessions and key strategic directions. Many of them are instructors in our courses and presenters in our public representations. Click here for our full list of experts.

Courses and Certificates

CCEAC offers non-credited short courses given by subject matter experts on a variety of topics related to anti-corruption, integrity, compliance and risk management, leading to a better understanding of corruption and bribery and to informes decision-making. Courses may be taken individually or as a part of a Certificate of Professional Development. Click here for a list of courses and certificates. 

University Pro-bono Program

CCEAC works in clise collaboration with Professors and Graduate Students in Law and from MBA programs, at the University of Ottawa as well as with other universities in Canada and internationally to offer consultation services at no charge to selected small and medium sized businesses, NGO's/charities wishing to develop and enhance their compiance frameworks. The Pro-bono program also assists NGO's and international organizations to develop anti-corruption public educational tools. Students are supervised by lawyers or professors who take part in the Pro-bono program. Click here for a list of ongoing projects. 

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