Principles Integrity Biography

Principles Integrity is a partnership formed in 2017 to focus on the provision of Integrity Commissioner and municipal governance services through its two principals, Jeffrey A. Abrams and Janice Atwood. Each of its principals have enjoyed a career focused on local government, and have experience at the local, single-tier, regional and provincial government levels.

Prior to joining Principles Integrity Mr. Abrams was Clerk of the City of Vaughan, and prior to that he worked in a similar capacity for the Regional Municipality of York and the amalgamated City of Toronto. He began his career as a solicitor in the pre-amalgamation Municipality of Metropolitan Toronto. Ms Atwood most recently was City Solicitor for the City of Hamilton and prior to that was City Solicitor in Vaughan. Her municipal career spans engagements with the legal departments of the Cities of Mississauga and Brampton, the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, and a term as an elected official on the Peel District School Board. Both have abundant training and experience in law, municipal government, governance, ethical behaviours, investigations, coaching and legislative drafting.

Principles Integrity represents approximately 50 municipalities and other public bodies across the province. Mr. Abrams and Ms Atwood are active members of MICO, an association of municipal integrity commissioners in Ontario. Mr. Abrams was recently a part-time professor at Seneca College, where he taught courses in municipal management and structures, and municipal law and ethics.

Principles Integrity Contact information:

Principles Integrity

30 Haddon Street

Toronto, ON

M5M 3M9


Phone: 647-259-8697