Member Benefits

FCO Membership Benefits

Joining the FCO provides you with many benefits:

Your membership LETS YOU:

  • Network with other colleagues in the ombudsman profession
  • Take part in the members’ annual meeting
  • Vote at the elections for members of the Board of Directors
  • Receive the electronic Member newsletter
  • Contribute to the Member newsletter
  • Submit news items and career opportunities for posting on the FCO website
  • Be informed of training activities and any news of interest for all members and ombudsman in Canada
  • Get reduced fees for training activities
  • Maintain close links with the Canadian ombudsman environment when choosing the associate member status
  • Be an active member of the professional ombudsman community that contributes to your own knowledge and benefits those who use your services as well
  • Have access to the Members Only page on the FCO website.
  • Be listed on FCO Membership Directory (available to members only)

Your membership allows you to GET INVOLVED:

  • Be eligible to serve as a member or an officer of the Forum Board of directors (President, Vice-President, Treasurer and Secretary)
  • Take an active part in the Forum’s work by becoming a member of a committee or by chairing a committee
  • Take part in the activities of your sector
  • Be elected as a representative of your sector on the Board of Directors
  • Take part in recruitment activities and in the development of the ombudsman function in all sectors of social, economic, political and cultural life and work environment (private or public organizations, city, hospital, private or public company, university or college, federal, territorial and provincial administrations, or other)
  • Take an active part in the activities held at the bi-annual general meeting by making a presentation, leading a workshop or a seminar, etc.