Veterans’ Ombudsman

Office of the Veterans Ombudsman

We work to ensure that veterans and their families are treated fairly and have access to the programs and services that contribute to their wellbeing. We also study and recommend ways to make these programs better.

If you are a serving CAF member, RCMP member, Veteran, family member or representative and you feel you have been treated unfairly by Veterans Affairs Canada, or you would like information about programs and services that may help, the Office of the Veterans Ombudsman is here to help.

Available Position

Dear Members of the Association,

Association Special Advisor, Al Rivard has drawn our attention to a job opportunity that some of our members may find very intriguing.

As noted in the description above, the job of the Ombudsman is to investigate complaints surrounding VAC decisions. This would be an excellent opportunity for a retired member of the Force to take up the Ombudsman’s mantel and give retired members a larger voice in the work of the Ombudsman’s office.

To view the job listing please click here.

Here is the opening segment of the posting,

Portfolio:Veterans Affairs
Organization:Office of the Veterans’ Ombudsman
Position title:Veterans’ Ombudsman
Salary range:$150,200.00 – $176,600.00/Year
Location:Ottawa, Ontario or Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
Application Review Date:September 30, 2020
Opportunity number:J0520-0291

The Veterans’ Ombudsman investigates individual complaints and systemic issues relating to programs and services delivered by or on behalf of Veterans Affairs Canada to ensure that Veterans and their families are treated fairly and have access to the programs and services that contribute to their wellbeing.

As an impartial and independent officer reporting directly to the Minister of Veterans Affairs, the Ombudsman plays an important role in raising awareness of the needs and concerns of Veterans and their families, while working to ensure their fair treatment in accordance with the Order in Council that created the office (2007-0530) and the Veterans Bill of Rights.

Further details about the organization and its activities can be found on the Office of the Veterans Ombudsman’s website.

James Forrest
Director of Communications
RCMP Veterans’ Association




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