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Join us in Ottawa for the 2017 FCO/ACCUO Biennial Conference!

On-line Registration Now Open!

Reduced rates for current FCO and ACCUO members! Ensure your membership is up to date.

The Work of Ombudsman: Holding Governments and Organizations to Account

Don’t miss this opportunity to network with colleagues from all levels of government, education, banking, private corporations, health care and a variety of other organizations.

This year’s theme is The Work of Ombudsman: Holding Governments and Organizations to Account and will include two and half days of keynote presentations, concurrent learning sessions, a panel discussion, and Welcome Reception. FCO and ACCUO will be holding their AGM’s and elections on Monday May 15th and Tuesday May 16th respectively.

Keynote Speakers:

  • Paul DubĂ©, Ontario Ombudsman;
  • Honourable Judge Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, Provincial Court of Saskatchewan, and former B.C. Representative for Children and Youth;
  • Madeleine Meilleur, Former MPP for Ottawa/Vanier, minister Responsible for Francophone Affairs and Attorney General;
  • Peter Tyndall, President of the International Ombudsman Institute;
  • Kevin Fenwick, Former Deputy Minister of Justice and Deputy Attorney General for Saskatchewan, Former Saskatchewan Ombudsman.

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Westin Hotel Ottawa – The best of downtown Ottawa, right next door

Situated on the famous Rideau Canal with stunning views of Parliament Hill and steps from the Byward Market, The Westin Ottawa is your haven for renewal. Our connection to the Shaw Convention Centre and the Rideau Centre ensures you’re set for success – whether your stay is for business or pleasure.

Conference rates available until April 14, 2017. After this date, discounted rates may not apply. Traditional Room $249 plus applicable taxes, 1 King or 2 Double Beds, Single or Double Occupancy. Extra person $40. Includes complimentary in-room high-speed internet.

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Take part in Ottawa 150 events while you’re here

Don’t miss the special 2017 edition of the Canadian Tulip Festival in the Nation’s Capital, May 12-22, 2017, featuring millions of tulips in bloom, plus pageantry and entertainment for all ages. Breathtaking fireworks and vintage military displays pay tribute to veterans, recalling the Festival’s roots in the liberation of the Netherlands by Canadian troops 71 years ago. Details.

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For registration enquiries, contact the FCO Secretariat:
Tel: 613-238-6600 ext. 2 | Email fco@intertaskconferences.com

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