WHO IS THE OMBUDSMAN?
The Ombudsman is an independent officer of the Legislature who investigates complaints from the public about Ontario government services. André Marin has been the Ombudsman since 2005 and his investigations have sparked numerous government reforms. Learn more about the Ombudsman
Ombudsman begins taking complaints about school boards September 1
TORONTO (August 31, 2015) – Beginning tomorrow, September 1, the Ontario Ombudsman is officially able to take complaints about the province’s 82 school boards. The historic new expansion of the Ombudsman’s mandate was granted with the passage of Bill 8, the Public Sector and MPP Accountability and Transparency Act, 2014.
Ombudsman marks decade of progress in 2014-2015 Annual Report
TORONTO (July 28, 2015) – Ontario Ombudsman André Marin today released his tenth annual report, marking the end of an historic year – and decade – that saw the largest investigation in the history of the office, the enactment of legislation extending the Ombudsman’s mandate to municipalities, school boards and universities, and an 86% increase in complaints received since 2009-2010.
MEDIA ADVISORY: Ontario Ombudsman to release Annual Report on Tuesday, July 28
(TORONTO) – Ontario Ombudsman André Marin will release his annual report for the 2014-2015 fiscal year on Tuesday, July 28 – at an 11 a.m. news conference in the Queen’s Park Media Studio. The report reviews the accomplishments of the Ombudsman’s Office in the past year and updates recent and ongoing investigations.