2017 FCO/ACCUO Biennial Conference


2017 FCO/ACCUO Biennial Conference

The Work of Ombudsman: Holding Governments and Organizations to Account

The Registration Desk will be located in the Provinces Foyer (Level 4) of the Westin Hotel.

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 Dubé
Ontario Ombudsman



Honourable Judge Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond
Provincial Court of Saskatchewan, and former B.C. Representative for Children and Youth

Madeleine Meilleur


Madeleine Meilleur
Former MPP for Ottawa/Vanier, minister Responsible for Francophone Affairs and Attorney General

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Peter Tyndall
President of the International Ombudsman Institute

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Kevin Fenwick
Former Deputy Minister of Justice and Deputy Attorney General for Saskatchewan, Former Saskatchewan Ombudsman



Concurrent Learning Sessions

In addition to our Keynote Speakers, we are pleased to offer over 20 outstanding concurrent learning sessions during the FCO/ACCUO joint 2017 Biennial conference.


Welcome Reception – Monday May 15 (18:00-20:00)

Join your colleagues for delicious appetizers, drinks and conversation.
Co-hosted by Ombudsman Ontario and the International Ombudsman Institute (IOI)

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Ottawa 150

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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