Messages from the Ombudsman

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2017

March 15, 2017 Ombudsman Message - Rangers Loss Damage Claims
March 10, 2017 Ombudsman Message - Ongoing Risk to Cadets
March 9, 2017 Ombudsman Message - PHA Update
March 8, 2017 Ombudsman’s Appearance at the Senate Subcommittee on Veterans Affairs
January 26, 2017 Ombudsman Message - Cadets Report
January 24, 2017 Ombudsman Message - Rangers
January 10, 2017 Ombudsman Message - Defence Policy Review

2016

December 20, 2016 Ombudsman Message - Phoenix Update
November 11, 2016 Ombudsman Message—Remembrance Day, 2016
October 27, 2016 Ombudsman Recognizes Four Extraordinary Members of Canada's Defence Community with the Liz Hoffman Memorial Commendation
October 25, 2016 Opening Remarks at the House of Commons Standing Committee—National Defence (NDDN)
October 24, 2016 Ombudsman Invites Members of Canada’s Defence Community to the Annual Liz Hoffman commendations ceremony
October 3, 2016 Ombudsman Launches Live Chat to better serve constituents
September 21, 2016 Simplifying the Service Delivery Model for Medically Releasing Members of the Canadian Armed Forces
September 19, 2016 Reserve Force and Regular Force Transition Process
September 13, 2016 Determining Service Attribution for medically releasing members
June 14, 2016 Ombudsman Releases a Third Report on Canada’s Primary Reserve Force
May 27, 2016 New Online American Sign Language (ASL) video functionality created to better serve our constituents
April 20, 2016 Progress Update on Ombudsman’s Boards of Inquiry: Families in Focus Report
April 12, 2016 Ombudsman Releases Report Into Compensation Options for Ill and Injured Reservists
April 1, 2016 Statement by the DND/CF Ombudsman on Pension Delays
January 8, 2016 Ombudsman Visits 5 Wing Goose Bay

2015

 
December 17, 2015 Progress Update on Ombudsman’s Report into 1974 Valcartier Cadet Grenade Incident
December 4, 2015 Ombudsman Visits Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Halifax and 12 Wing Shearwater
November 11, 2015 Remembrance Day Message
October 22, 2015 Ombudsman Releases Study into the Feasibility of Providing Periodic Health Assessments to All Primary Reservists
October 19, 2015 Ombudsman Invites Members of Canada’s Defence Community to Annual Awards Ceremony
July 24, 2015 Ombudsman Introduces a Focus on Reserves
May 28, 2015 Ombudsman Clarifies Office’s Mandate on Sexual Harassment and Assault
May 12, 2015 Ombudsman looks into issues at 15 Wing Moose Jaw
  Ombudsman Responds to the Auditor General’s Spring 2015 Report
April 20, 2015 Ombudsman Recommends Creation of Family Coordinator Position to Identify Needs of Military Families during Board of Inquiry Process
February 26, 2015 Nominate a Deserving Member of the Defence Community Today!
February 26, 2015 Ombudsman Looks into Mental Health Services at Canadian Forces Base Shilo
February 18, 2015 Military Transition to Civilian Life – What You Need to Know About Priority Hiring
January 30, 2015 Upcoming Base/Wing Visits

2014

 
November 11, 2014 Ombudsman's Remembrance Day Message
October 20, 2014 Ombudsman Recognizes Four Extraordinary Members of Canada’s Defence Community
October 16, 2014 Ombudsman finds several concerns at Canadian Forces Base Wainwright
October 6, 2014 Ombudsman Invites Members of Canada’s Defence Community to Annual Awards Ceremony
September 19, 2014 Ombudsman pleased to find improvements in the processing of Reserve Force pensions and severance pay - but more work needs to be done
September 4, 2014 Transition to Civilian Life
August 18, 2014 Ombudsman releases 2013-2014 Annual Report
May 16, 2014 Message from the Ombudsman
April 16, 2014 Newly Appointed Ombudsman, Mr. Gary Walbourne, shares a message with his constituents
January 30, 2014 Update on Reserve Force Pension Plan
Janaury 9, 2014 Military housing rent increases and ongoing problems with cost of living differences

2013

 
October 11, 2013 Ombudsman Invites Members of Canada’s Defence Community to Annual Awards Ceremony
June 27, 2013 Annual Report 2012-2013
May 28, 2013 Ombudsman Releases Special Report Outlining Delays in the Processing of Adjudications and Initial Authority Grievances
May 13, 2013 Current and Ongoing Investigations at the Office of the Ombudsman
May 3, 2013 Make Your Voice Heard: Ombudsman Urges Reservists to Share Their Experiences Regarding Care and Support for Operational Stress Injuries
February 21, 2013 Ombudsman Now Accepting Nominations for the Liz Hoffman Memorial Commendation
January 17, 2013 Make Your Voice Heard: Ombudsman Urges Military Families to Share Their Experiences
January 11, 2013 Ombudsman Visits St-Jean Garrison

2012

 
December 7, 2012 Ombudsman Welcomes the Amendment of the Accidental Dismemberment Insurance Plan for all Primary Reservists
November 21, 2012 Ombudsman Releases Follow-up Report into the Treatment of Injured Reservists
October 22, 2012 Ombudsman Conducts Systemic Review of the State of Modern Canadian Military Families
October 18, 2012 Ombudsman Commends Five Extraordinary Members of Canada’s Defence Community
September 28, 2012 Ombudsman Invites Members of Canada’s Defence Community to Annual Awards Ceremony
September 25, 2012 Ombudsman Co-Hosts Fourth International Conference of Ombudsman Institutions for the Armed Forces
September 17, 2012 Ombudsman Releases Special Report, Fortitude Under Fatigue
May 29, 2012 Military Ombudsman Welcomes the End of the Clawback of Disability Benefits from Canada’s Veterans
May 18, 2012 Statement from the Ombudsman for the Department of National Defence and the Canadian Forces
May 16, 2012 The Year in Review: 2011-2012
May 14, 2012 Ombudsman Visits 4 Wing Cold Lake
May 2, 2012 Federal Court Decision - Clawback of Disability Benefits
April 19, 2012 A Systemic Review of the Concerns of Canada's Military Families
April 10, 2012 Ombudsman Now Accepting Nominations for the Liz Hoffman Memorial Commendation for Complaint Resolution
March 26, 2012 Visit to 14 Wing CFB Greenwood
March 5, 2012 Ombudsman Now Accepting Nominations for the Liz Hoffman Memorial Commendation for Complaint Resolution
February 21, 2012 New Online Section Created and Dedicated Solely to Outreach Activities and Events
January 30, 2012 Ombudsman's Office to Visit 3 Wing Canadian Forces Base Bagotville

 

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