This Fairness by Design guide is an assessment tool that can be used by public organizations across Canada to ensure they have fair decision-making processes and are fair in the design and delivery of their programs. The guide was developed by the Canadian Council of Parliamentary Ombudsman (CCPO). The CCPO is comprised of provincial and territorial Ombudsman (Ombuds) whose mandate is to ensure people are treated fairly in the delivery of public services.
Canadian Council of Parliamentary Ombudsman releases updated version of “Fairness by Design: An Administrative Fairness Assessment Guide”.
Ombudsman William A. Smith Retiring
Nova Scotia Ombudsman William A. Smith will retire effective June 30, Premier Tim Houston announced today, May 3.
“Mr. Smith planned to retire earlier but agreed to stay on to support the office through the pandemic. I thank Mr. Smith for his many years of service to the people of Nova Scotia and to Canada and wish him well in his retirement. A search for his successor will begin in the near future,” said Premier Houston.
Ombudsman Annual Report Released
Nova Scotia Ombudsman William A. Smith said the year 2020-2021 has been “like no other” for his Office, as it adapted to the new normal of the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Canadian Council of Parliamentary Ombudsman calling for cautious approach to vaccination certification schemes
Ombudsman William A. Smith Re-appointed for Five Years
Premier Iain Rankin announced today, May 20, that Nova Scotia’s ombudsman William A. Smith has been reappointed to a second five-year term effective June 1.
The Nova Scotia Office of the Ombudsman is moving to a new location in Park Lane Terraces on Spring Garden Road, Halifax.
The Office of the Ombudsman is unable to take in-person meetings at this time
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We are excited to announce on #NationalChildDay that we are looking to add to the Ombudsman Youth Council as we begin our 3rd year!
Visit the Nova Scotia government job page to read about a career opportunity with the Office of the Ombudsman: