NOTE: A list of locations and dates of outreach sessions follows this release.
Nova Scotians will be able to learn more about the Office of the Ombudsman at a series of six outreach sessions across the province this month.
"These meetings will give us an opportunity to provide people with a better understanding of our role," said Dwight Bishop, Ombudsman for Nova Scotia. "During the past several years, the scope and responsibilities of this office have broadened considerably to include seniors and youth who receive government services."
The Office of the Ombudsman investigates complaints against provincial and municipal government departments, agencies, boards and commissions. It also provides youth and seniors services along with a civil service disclosure of wrongdoing process.
Ombudsman investigations provide the opportunity to make recommendations that impact policies, procedures, and structures -- the foundation of government service delivery.
Representatives from the office will talk about the role of the Ombudsman, explain the complaint process, and answer questions about the office.
The outreach sessions will be held from Monday, Oct. 18 to Friday, Oct. 22. in Ingonish, Baddeck, Pictou, Bridgetown, Hantsport and Bridgewater.
Established in 1971, the office promotes the principles of fairness, integrity and good government. For more information about the Office of the Ombudsman and the complaint process visit, www.gov.ns.ca/ombu
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Nova Scotians will be able to learn more about the Office of
the Ombudsman at a series of six outreach sessions across the
province from October 18th to October 22nd.
The office investigates complaints against provincial and
municipal government departments, agencies, boards and
commissions. It also provides youth and seniors services and a
civil service disclosure of wrongdoing process.
Ombudsman Dwight Bishop says over the past several years the
scope and responsibilities of the office have broadened
The Ombudsman's office will visit Ingonish, Baddeck, Pictou,
Bridgetown, Hantsport and Bridgewater.
Media Contact: Janet McKinnon
Office of the Ombudsman
Location and times for outreach sessions:
-- Ingonish, Monday, Oct. 18, 1-4 p.m., St. John's Church Hall, 35981 Cabot Trail
-- Baddeck, Tuesday, Oct 19, 1-4 p.m., Community Centre, 526 Chebucto St.
-- Pictou, Tuesday, Oct. 19, 1-4 p.m., Justice Complex, 69 Water St.
-- Bridgetown, Wednesday, Oct. 20, 1-4 p.m., Council Chambers, 271 Granville St.
-- Hantsport, Thursday, Oct. 21, 1-4 p.m., Churchill House, 6 Main St.
-- Bridgewater, Friday, Oct. 22, 1-4 p.m., Access Nova Scotia Centre, 80 Logan Rd.