This Office was contacted by an individual who had a family member's two children placed in their care by the Department of Community Services as a Conditional Foster Parent. Within a month the complainant indicated they were struggling financially as a result of caring for their three children and their two foster children.

The Nova Scotia Office of the Ombudsman handled 2,278 complaints, inquiries, and youth contacts in the 2018-2019 fiscal year. In his Annual Report, tabled in the House of Assembly October 1, 2019, Mr. William A.

  • When complaints or concerns are received from children and youth, they are given special consideration for the capacity of the individual to understand processes and make decisions.
  • Children and youth (or someone acting on their behalf) can talk with an Ombudsman Representative about a complaint or concern they may have about any area of provincial or municipal government…

Parents contacted the Office regarding their concerns involving the cessation of service to the regular school bus stop for their child. The parents had gone through the complaint processes available to them at the Regional Centre for Education level and were not satisfied with the outcome. 

The Child Death Review Final Report was issued in July 2014. Since that time, this Office has been updated regularly on the progress made by the respondents to implement the recommendations.