January 26, 2018

You're Invited! Fairness in Public Administration and You (Coquitlam & Mission)

B.C. Ombudsperson Jay Chalke​ is giving free presentations about fairness in provincial and local government services and the work of the Office of the Ombudsperson in: 

  • Coquitlam: Monday, February 5 from 4 to 5 p.m. at the Coquitlam Public Library, City Centre Branch (1169 Pinetree Way)
  • Mission: Thursday, Feburary 8 at 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Mission Library (33247 Second Avenue)

Across each stage of life, we all interact with government bodies frequently – at work, at school, at home and in the community. These interactions can be as routine as signing up for a course at the community centre. Other interactions can be a little more extraordinary – registering the birth of a child, filing a car insurance claim, or being admitted to hospital; just to name a few. Big or small, the way you are treated by public officials can really matter.

Helping folks get treated fairly: that’s the work of the B.C. Ombudsperson. By receiving and investigating individual complaints, the Ombudperson helps public bodies keep their standards, processes and policies administratively fair.

We’re here to help if you believe you have been treated unfairly by a municipality, school district, provincial ministry, Crown corporation, or any other provincial or local government body.

Come learn how the Office of the Ombudsperson ensures British Columbians are treated fairly by their provincial and local governments and their agencies.

The B.C. Ombudsperson provides independent and impartial oversight of public authorities to ensure every person is treated fairly in the provision of public services. In addition to being an independent avenue for individuals with complaints with B.C. public services, the Ombudsperson reports to the Legislative Assembly and the people of British Columbia to bring attention to matters of administrative fairness.