EVENTS - UPCOMING
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.
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)