FCO/Osgoode Hall Law School 2017 Certificate “Essentials for Ombuds”

Registration Now Open – In its 5th Year.
September 25-29, 2017
Osgoode Professional Development Centre
1 Dundas St. W., 26th Floor Toronto, ON

The Professional Development Program at Osgoode Hall Law School and FCO will once again offer this popular course in September 2017.

The Essentials for Ombuds is a five-day intensive training collaboration between the Forum of Canadian Ombudsman and Osgoode Professional Development.

Now in its fifth year, this unique program, both comprehensive and in-depth, is intended to meet the needs of recent appointees to the Ombuds role or Office, as well as providing those with more experience an opportunity to become conversant with both the theory and practice of the Ombuds role, wherever it is located. You will develop a deeper understanding of the requirements and expectations for Ombuds by exploring and examining the myriad of evolving issues and challenges facing those who practise in the Ombuds field today, and by reviewing best practices of Ombuds across the country.

Taught by a highly distinguished faculty of practising Ombuds, lawyers and academics from across Canada, all of whom are leaders in their field, the certificate program will give you the theory, knowledge and practical skills to competently and confidently handle day-to-day challenges as well as more complex issues. The teaching style is a mixture of lectures, group discussion and hands-on practical exercises, providing a rich, interactive learning format.

This five day certificate program will be held at the Osgoode premises in the heart of downtown Toronto.


Advisory Board

  • Nora Farrell, Ombudsperson, Ryerson University
  • Renée Gavigan, Acting Deputy Ombudsman, Ombudsman Saskatchewan

Details and Registration

If you have any questions or would like more information please contact: Stéphane McRoberts

Forum of Canadian Ombudsman