Member Sectors

Membership Sectors

Membership sectors reflect the different jurisdictions in Canada in which our members practice. You will be required to select the sector to which you belong during the application process.

Legislative Ombudsman:

A person who may or may not hold the title Ombudsman, who has been appointed in a Canadian jurisdiction pursuant to an enactment of Parliament, a legislative assembly, or other elected public body, to investigate, upon complaint or by initiative, matters related to the administration of one or more governmental or public-sector organizations, and appointees and staff.

Public-Sector Ombudsman

A person who may or may not hold the title Ombudsman, who is appointed in a Canadian jurisdiction by government or the public sector to investigate upon complaint or by initiative, complaints by the public which relate to matters of public-sector administration or complaints by the public which relate to matters regulated by the government or public-sector administrator, and appointees and staff.

Private-Sector Ombudsman

A person who may or may not hold the title Ombudsman, who is appointed in a Canadian jurisdiction by a public or private corporation to investigate upon complaint or by initiative, complaints which relate to matters of the administration of the corporation or matters, which relate to the administration of entities in a defined industry or endeavour, and appointees and staff.

College or University Ombudsman:

A person who may or may not hold the title Ombudsman, who is appointed in a Canadian jurisdiction by a public or private educational institution to investigate upon complaint or by initiative, complaints which relate to matters of the administration of the educational institution, and appointees and staff.

Members at Large:

Any individual not represented in (l) through (4), but who has an interest in promoting the objects of the Forum (e.g. consultants, academics).

International Members:

May be ombudsman, ombudsman staff or persons who have an interest in promoting the objects of the Forum, and who are not citizens or residents of Canada or practicing in a Canadian jurisdiction.

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