As defined by the Public Interest Disclosure (Whistleblower Protection) Act and Regulations, a public entity means any agency, board, commission, Crown corporation or other entity designated as a public entity in the as defined in the Public Interest Disclosure (Whistleblower Protection) Regulations. Provincial (Crown) corporations are defined in Section 1(1)(r)(i) or (ii) of the Financial Administration Act. Public entities involved in the education and health sectors are listed in Schedule 1 of the Regulations and include:
- Provincial agencies, boards, commissions, and crown corporations;
- Health Sector Organizations;
- Post-Secondary institutions;
- School boards;
- Charter schools;
- Private (independent) schools.