Ethics and Integrity Commissioner
The position of Ethics and Integrity Commissioner was created by Executive Council in 2015 as part of a series of measures to maintain and strengthen public confidence that the work of government is conducted with high standards of ethics and integrity.
The principal responsibility of the Commissioner is the administration of the Executive Division Conflict of Interest Policy. The Commissioner is also available to provide advice to Executive Division employees on conflict of interest matters within their departments or agencies. Administratively, the office is associated with the Public Service Commission.
Meet the Commissioner
Jessie Frost-Wicks graduated with her Bachelor of Arts from Mount St. Vincent University in 1981. After spending 5 years in the banking industry, she went on to earn a law degree (LLB) from Dalhousie University in 1989.
Her career in the civil service began in 1994 when Jessie joined the Family Support Orders Program, with the then Department of Health and Social Services in the PEI government. She remained in that position until 2003, when she moved to the Department of Justice to join the Legal Services team, providing advice and representation to various government departments and agencies.
In 2018, Jessie was appointed as the Public Trustee, Public and Official Guardian for the Province, where she remained until her retirement from the civil service in 2021.
She was appointed as the Ethics and Integrity Commissioner in September 2023.
Jessie is active in her community and is currently a public representative on the Council of the College of Physicians and Surgeons. She lives in Charlottetown with her husband, Bill. They have two adult daughters.