Manitoba Chapter presents an engaging discussion on how the City of Winnipeg developed its current accountability framework for the members of City Council and what that frame
Financial Management Institute (FMI) Manitoba Chapter
Join us for an engaging discussion on how the City of Winnipeg developed its current accountability framework for the members of City Council and what that framework involves.
Presented by: Sherri Walsh, Managing Partner, Hill Sokalski Walsh LLP
Click the link for the full bio: https://hillcounsel.com/team/sherri-walsh
Virtual Meeting: Zoom link will be sent to registered attendees prior to the event.
Cost: Free for members
Non-members – $30.00 (Membership is free, join now!)
Please contact FMIManitoba@fmi.ca for further information.
** Eligible for 1 Ethics Professional Development (PD) credit hour **
The Integrity Commissioner is an independent position appointed by City Council for a fixed two-year term and renewable up to five times. Under the role’s mandate, the Integrity Commissioner is to:
• Assist Members of Council in understanding their ethical obligations;
• Investigate complaints made about Members of Council which relate to alleged violations of the Code of Conduct;
• Oversee the City of Winnipeg Voluntary Lobbyist Registry.
Sherri Walsh, Managing Partner, Hill Sokalski Walsh LLP
Called to the Bar in 1986, Sherri Walsh is the Managing Partner of the law firm Hill Sokalski Walsh LLP. Ms. Walsh’s practice covers virtually all areas of civil litigation with an emphasis on human rights and administrative law, employment law, securities and insurance litigation, and political law.
In 2018, Ms. Walsh was admitted as a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America. She was the first female lawyer in Manitoba to be awarded this designation.
Ms. Walsh is the City of Winnipeg’s first Integrity Commissioner, having been appointed to that position by Winnipeg's City Council on February 22, 2017.
She is also the Province of Manitoba’s first Municipal Codes of Conduct Appeals Director having been appointed to that role when it was created in 2021.
Ms. Walsh served as an adjudicator under The Human Rights Code (Manitoba) from 2007 to 2019 and served as Chief Adjudicator under the Code, from the time that role was created in 2012 until 2019.
In 2019, Ms. Walsh was appointed to be a member of the Hearing Committee for the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC).
She was also appointed in 2019 to be a member of the Investigation Unit of the Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada (SDRCC).
Ms. Walsh is serving a third three-year appointment as a Hearing Panel Chair for discipline hearings for the Mutual Fund Dealers Association Prairie Regional Council.
From 2011 to 2013, Ms. Walsh acted as Commission Counsel to The Honourable Ted Hughes when he presided over the Phoenix Sinclair Inquiry. Ms. Walsh is the first woman to act in this capacity in Manitoba. This public inquiry was established by the Province of Manitoba to examine the circumstances surrounding the death of an Indigenous child who had received services from the provincial child welfare system.
From 2001-2011, Ms. Walsh sat as a part-time Chair of the Appeal Commission for the Workers Compensation Board of Manitoba, representing the public interest.