December 11, 2023

11 December 2023

Ombudsman to investigate direct education payment programs

Ontario Ombudsman Paul Dubé today announced a new systemic investigation into the Ministry of Education’s direct payment programs for parents and students, due to concerns about a lack of fairness and transparency.

December 7, 2023

7 December 2023

French Language Services Commissioner reports robust results for Francophones and 40% increase in cases

Carl Bouchard’s first report calls on government to improve staff training and ensure bilingual social media accounts

December 4, 2023

4 December 2023

Ombudsman appoints Carl Bouchard as French Language Services Commissioner of Ontario

After an extensive nationwide search to fill the position of French Language Services Commissioner on a permanent basis, Ombudsman Paul Dubé today announced that he has appointed Carl Bouchard to the role.

October 12, 2023

12 October 2023

Statement from Ontario Ombudsman Paul Dubé for Ombuds Day, October 12

Today is Ombuds Day, an annual, internationally observed opportunity to educate and raise awareness among the public about Ombudsman offices like ours – the roles we play, the services we offer, and most importantly, the value we provide.

October 5, 2023

5 October 2023

Ombudsman underlines value of independent oversight

Annual Report 2022-2023: Promoting rights and fairness for vulnerable youth, long-term care residents, inmates, landlords and tenants, Francophones and more

September 29, 2023

29 September 2023

Ombudsman's message for National Day of Truth and reconciliation, September 30, 2023

It is essential that as a province, and as a nation, we continue to recognize the tragic effects of residential schools on the Indigenous children who attended those schools, and on the survivors who continue to live with those experiences.

September 25, 2023

25 September 2023

Message from Interim Commissioner for Franco-Ontarian Day

On this Franco-Ontarian Day, I would like to take a moment to celebrate the major milestones that Francophones have seen so far in 2023.

September 7, 2023

7 September 2023

Long-term care inspection system collapsed during deadly first weeks of COVID-19 pandemic, Ontario Ombudsman finds

Ministry of Long-Term Care accepts all recommendations to improve preparedness for next crisis

July 6, 2023

6 July 2023

French Language Services Commissioner to investigate unilingual government out-of-home advertising

Apparent absence of French in billboards and electronic panels raises concerns

June 7, 2023

7 June 2023

Ontario Ombudsman Paul Dubé welcomes colleagues from across Canada for annual fairness talks

This week, Ontario Ombudsman Paul Dubé welcomed ombudsman colleagues from Canadian provinces and territories for the annual meeting of the Canadian Council of Parliamentary Ombudsman (CCPO), held at his office in downtown Toronto.

May 4, 2023

4 May 2023

Ombudsman calls for legislative change, overhaul of “moribund” Landlord and Tenant Board

Paul Dubé: Severe backlogs and delays denied justice to landlords and tenants alike

April 13, 2023

13 April 2023

Child welfare agencies failed to ensure safety of Indigenous girl at risk of human trafficking, Ombudsman finds

Three agencies in northern and southern Ontario accept all 58 recommendations

March 27, 2023

27 March 2023

Ombudsman to investigate cases of people with developmental disabilities who are inappropriately housed in hospitals

Ontario Ombudsman Paul Dubé today announced a new investigation into the plight of adults with developmental disabilities who are inappropriately housed in hospital due to a lack of supports and services in the community.

March 8, 2023

8 March 2023

Statement from Carl Bouchard, Interim French Language Services Commissioner

March is a month of great importance for Francophones in Ontario, in Canada and in the world. We celebrate the Francophonie around the world, its dynamism, its diversity, its richness and its promising future.

March 8, 2023

8 March 2023

Statement from Ombudsman Paul Dubé re Interim Commissioner

I want to express my thanks to Carl Bouchard for accepting the role of Interim French Language Services Commissioner.

March 3, 2023

3 March 2023

Ombudsman announces search for new French Language Services Commissioner

Ontario Ombudsman Paul Dubé today announced he is launching a search for a new French Language Services Commissioner.