Ombudsman Conducts Systemic Review of the State of Modern Canadian Military Families
In the upcoming weeks the Ombudsman’s office will be conducting a systemic review of the state of modern Canadian military families.
In order to accomplish this, the office’s investigative team will be crossing the country in the coming weeks, visiting 10 bases and wings to speak with senior leaders, commanders at all levels, caregivers, administrators, and of course Canadian Forces members and military family members.
If you are a member of a military family or involved in supporting military families, 18 years or older, and interested in sharing your perspectives and experiences regarding the modern Canadian Forces family, the team would like to hear from you. People can call Toll Free: 1-888-828-3626 (during normal business hours) Local (National Capital Region): 613 996-8077 or email CFFamily-FamilleFC@forces.gc.ca to connect with the research team.
The Ombudsman Pierre Daigle is asking people to phone or e-mail his office with their name and coordinates and a member of their team will be in touch within 24 hours. He notes discretion is assured based on Privacy Act tenets.
He encourages people to assist the team in truly reflecting the realities modern military families face. Insisting feedback can help make a positive difference for the Canadian Forces families of today and tomorrow.
Tentative Dates are as follows:
Halifax Nov 18-21
Gagetown Nov 21-23
Esquimault Nov 18-21
Winnipeg Nov 21-23
Trenton Nov 19-21
Bagotville Nov 26-29
Valcartier Nov 26-29
Petawawa Dec 3-5
Edmonton Dec 4-7
Please continue to check back in case dates change.