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.


"Essentials for Ombuds"

To view details go to The Osgoode/FCO Certificate "Essentials for Ombuds", Toronto,

Monday, September 22 - Friday, September 26, 2014

"The Osgoode/FCO Certificate Course – Essentials for Ombuds was a terrific experience. It was wonderful being in a room with other ombuds ranging from provincial ombudspeople to others who hold the position at Universities and Colleges. The final assignment which was due a month after the course, legitimized the program and really got me thinking about my practice. The course was definitely money and time well spent." (Jennifer, WesternU)

"The program was well organized and balanced in terms of topic focus, sequence and structure. It introduced a strong foundation that is critical for new Ombudspersons, addressed ongoing challenges that experienced Ombudspersons face, and offered new ideas and guidelines for best practices. The speakers were professionals with profound experiences and inspiring attitudes and the structure offered opportunities for discussion among participants and some role play in a friendly environment. It is definitely a worthwhile investment for professionals working in the area of legislative or organizational Ombudsing." (Iman, OttawaU)




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.