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The Pandemic Changed Complaints Made to Saskatchewan’s Ombudsman in 2020

The 2020 annual reports for Saskatchewan’s Ombudsman and Public Interest Disclosure Commissioner, Mary McFadyen, were tabled in the Legislature today. While some complaints to her Office continued as usual, the pandemic affected others. Complaints about long-term care facilities and correctional centres increased, but complaints about Social Services, SGI and Crown…

Ombudsman Toronto publishes 2020 Annual Report

Ombudsman Toronto is pleased to share with you our 2020 Annual Report, which presents a review of our work last year. We are proud of the positive impact Ombudsman Toronto had in 2020, for the public and City administration alike. 30 April 2021 The City of Toronto’s Ombudsman says that…

Ombudsman Paul Dubé to receive Ontario Bar Association award for excellence in public sector law

Ontario Ombudsman Paul Dubé has been named this year’s winner of the Ontario Bar Association’s Tom Marshall Award of Excellence for Public Sector Lawyers, honouring his contributions to public sector law in Ontario. TORONTO (April 12, 2021) – Ontario Ombudsman Paul Dubé has been named this year’s winner of the…

Ombudsman Toronto to Undertake Oversight of Toronto Police

City Council on 8 April 2021 unanimously approved the biggest change in police oversight in Toronto’s recent history. It asked Ombudsman Toronto to develop a Memorandum of Understanding with the Toronto Police Services Board and the Toronto Police Service, giving the Toronto Ombudsman authority to review the fairness of Toronto…

IOI-CANADA | CCPO asks IOI members for contributions to its survey on COVID-19 Vaccine Passports

The Canadian Council of Parliamentary Ombudsman (CCPO) has asked the IOI Secretariat to distribute a short survey on COVID-19 Vaccine Passports among its IOI members. More info……

Ontario Appoints New Patient Ombudsman Craig Thompson

TORONTO — The Ontario government has appointed Craig Thompson as Ontario’s new Patient Ombudsman to help improve the quality of care and supports patients and their families receive in hospitals, long-term care homes, and select home and community care settings. “Craig Thompson brings over 30 years of leadership experience in…

IOI 2021 General Assembly and World Conference Website – Registration Now Open

The International Ombudsman Institute’s 12th General Assembly and World Conference will take place as an online event from 25 – 27 May 2021.  The conference website has been updated to reflect the fact that the General Assembly and World Conference is taking place as an online event.  Members can now register to attend…

Senior Mediator CBC/Radio-Canada (Montreal, Toronto or Ottawa)

CBC/Radio-Canada, Canada’s national public broadcaster and one of its largest cultural institutions, creates content that informs, entertains and connects Canadians on multiple platforms. CBC/Canada is looking for a bilingual Senior Mediator to join its Values and Ethics Commissioner Office in Montreal, Toronto or Ottawa. In this newly created role reporting to the…

Ombudsmans : notions essentielles et meilleures pratiques: 5 mai – 9 juin 2021

(French course) French equivalent of the Essentials for Ombuds course being held by the Faculty of Law, Université de Sherbrooke and the FCO (May 5 to June 9 2021) online. For info visit: https://www.usherbrooke.ca/formation-continue/programmation/activite/activite-detail/ombudsmans-notions-essentielles-et-mei/66/…

New Ombudsman at City of Laval: Nathalie Blais

The Municipal Council has approved the appointment of Ms. Nathalie Blais as Ombudsman of the City of Laval.   The Office of the Ombudsman is pleased to welcome Ms. Blais and is confident that her experience, skills and qualities will allow us to continue to ensure that citizens receive fair, equitable…
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