The Association offers an annual conference (open to all members and non members), and two regional meetings (Eastern and Western winter mid-year, normally only open to voting members). At times, ACCUO jointly organizes annual conferences with other ombudsman associations.


Report Writing Workshop with David Butt
Monday, April 28, 2014 • 10:00 a.m.– 5:00 p.m.
Ryerson University • Layton Room, Oakham House

This writing workshop, originally offered as part of the FCO/Osgoode Certificate Program in Ombuds Essentials in September 2013, will help you demonstrate the relevance, accountability and influence of the work you do as an Ombuds.


  • Learn how to say clearly and effectively what you want to say
  • Interactive critique and analysis – what works, what doesn’t and why
  • Participants submit a writing sample in advance and receive individual feedback
  • Limited to 12 participants in order to provide a customized program

$950* for FCO members, $1,035* for non-members (*Plus HST)



"Essentials for Ombuds"

To view details go to The Osgoode/FCO Certificate "Essentials for Ombuds", Toronto, Monday, September 22 - Friday, September 26, 2014




May 9-13, 2015

ACCUO/FCO Conference • 2015

SAVE THE DATE • May 9-13, 2015

Pre-conference workshops: May 9 & 10
Conference: May 11, 12 & 13
Location: Vancouver, BC • Wosk Centre


The Wosk Centre for Dialogue is located in Vancouver’s Heritage District, close to historic Gastown, Vancouver’s theatres and sports arenas. Simon Fraser University’s main downtown campus building of Harbour Centre is situated directly across the street, and the Segal Building is one block away. The city’s principal transportation hub, Waterfront Station, is also one block away, providing access to the SeaBus, SkyTrain, Canada Line and West Coast Express.