Letters Organized by Topic

Base/Wing Visit

Date Sent

Title Response Status Related Products
December 20, 2016 Ombudsman writes to BASE Commander concerning visit to CFB EDMONTON - -
December 7, 2016 Follow up on visit yo 17 Wing Winnipeg from 14-18 November - -
December 7, 2016 Letter to Colonel Cook: Follow up on Visit to 17 Wing Winnipeg from November 14-18 2016 - -
May 12, 2016 Letter To Commanding Officer Of 1CRPG On Ombudsman’s Visit To 1CRPG  -  -
May 9, 2016 Ombudsman writes to Chief Executive Officer, CFHA on Visit To Yellowknife October 17, 2016 -
May 9, 2016 Ombudsman writes to Commander JTF(N) on Visit to Yellowknife - -
January 12, 2016 Ombudsman writes to Wing Commander following up on visit to 19 Wing Comox, Lazo British Columbia - -
May 12, 2015 Letter to ADM (HR-Civ) concerning Classification Issues at 5 Wing Goose Bay June 16, 2015 -
May 7, 2015 Ombudsman writes to Wing Commander concerning visit to 9 Wing Gander, NL - -
April 9, 2015 Ombudsman writes to ADM (HR-Civ) concerning visit to 12 Wing Shearwater, NS May 12, 2015 -
April 8, 2015 Ombudsman writes to Base Commander on visit to CFB Halifax - -
February 23, 2015 Letter to Canadian Forces Housing Agency: Moosejaw Visit in February of 2015 March 19, 2015 -
February 23, 2015 Ombudsman writes to ADM (HR-Civ) concering visit to 15 Wing Moose Jaw, SK March 25, 2015 -
February 23, 2015 Ombudsman writes to Wing Commander of 15 Wing  Moose Jaw to expand upon the end of visit debrief March 19, 2015  -

Cadets

Date Sent

Title Response Status Related Products
October 31, 2017 Letters to Cadets Outreach Visit Summary   Cadets: An Investigation of the Support Provided to Cadets Who Suffer an Illness or Injury as a Result of a Cadet Activity
June 25, 2015 Letter to the Minister Concerning Ombusdman Report - An Investigation into the 1974 Valcartier Cadets Grenade Incident  

News Release: Military Ombudsman concludes that former cadets received inadequate treatment and compensation after tragic accident in 1974

Message: Progress update on Ombudsman's report into 1974 Valcartier Cadet Grenade Incident

Statement from the Vice Chief of the Defence Staff Regarding the 1974 Valcartier Grenade Incident

July 2, 2013 Ombudsman requests permission to initiate investigation into the 1974 Valcartier Cadet Camp Grenade Incident May 5, 2014 An Investigation into the 1974 Valcartier Cadets Grenade Incident

Civilian Classification

Date Sent Title Response Status  Related Products
May 7, 2015 Letter to ADM (HR-Civ) concerning Classification Issues at 5 Wing Goose Bay  June 16, 2015  
May 16, 2014 Ombudsman requests status update on initiatives regarding the civilian classification grievance June 6, 2014  -

 Cold Lake

Date Sent Title Response Status  Related Products
February 15, 2016 Ombudsman writers to Chief of the Defence Staff to follow up on report entitled An Examination of Canadian Forces Base Cold Lake (4 Wing) - -
November 4, 2014 Ombudsman writes to Chief of Defence Staff to follow up on Cold Lake recommendations Pending response An examination of Canadian Forces Cold Lake (Wing 4)

Delays in Payment Processing

Date Sent Title Response Status Related Products
March 16, 2016 Letter to Chief of Defence Staff re Pension Delays April 19, 2016 -

Entitlement Benefits

Date Sent Title  Response Status Related Products
January 12, 2016 Letter to Minister of National Defense: Potential Inequities With Respect To Entitlement Benefits -

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 Mental Health Services   

Date Sent Title Response Status  Related Products
May 2, 2016 Letter to the Minister of National Defence: Operational Stress Injuries Report Response from the Minister of National Defence: Operational Stress Injuries Report Report: Part-Time Soldiers with Full-Time Injuries
January 5, 2015 Letter to Base Commander at CFB Shilo concerning accessibility of mental health services  -  -

Governance   

Date Sent Title Response Status  Related Products
February 20, 2017

Letter to Minister: Submission of Governance Report

Response from Minister of National Defence: Governance Report

Report: The Case for a Permanent and Independent Ombudsman Office

Statement from the Ombudsman

Ombudsman responds to the Minister of National Defence

Military Families

Date Sent Title Response Status Related Products
March 20, 2017 Letter to MND: BOI Follow-up Report Response from Minister on BOI Follow-Up Report

Boards of Inquiry: Families in Focus

Support to Bereaved Military Families

Ombudsman Message – Support to Bereaved Military Families

February 3, 2017 Letter to Chief of the Defence Staff: BOI Report Response from Chief of the Defence Staff: BOI Report

Boards of Inquiry: Families in Focus

Support to Bereaved Military Families

Ombudsman Message – Support to Bereaved Military Families

January 8, 2016 Letter to the Minister of National Defense: Important Issues related to the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) Relocation Policy Renewal Project - -
July 3, 2015 Letter from CMP regarding the Ombudsman's report on Boards of Inquiry - Boards of Inquiry: Families in Focus
June 30, 2015 Ombudsman requests 2nd follow-up on recommendations in military families report September 25, 2015 On the Homefront:  Assessing the Well-being of Canada’s Military Families in the New Millennium
March 10, 2015 Letter from CDS to CMP on Boards of Inquiry: Families in Focus  July 8, 2015

Boards of Inquiry: Families in Focus

Message from the Ombudsman (April 20, 2015)

August 15, 2014 Letter to CDS requesting comments on BOI Report August 2014

February 16, 2015

July 3, 2015

Boards of Inquiry: Families in Focus

Message from the Ombudsman (April 20, 2015)

August 14, 2014 Ombudsman requests an update on recommendations in military families report

September 23, 2014

April 24, 2015

On the Homefront: Assessing the Well-being of Canada's Military Families in the New Millennium

Message from the Ombudsman (April 20, 2015)

Personnel Awaiting Training   

Date Sent Title Response Status Related Products
June 24, 2014 Ombudsman writes to Chief of Military Personnel with concerns about Personnel Awaiting Training July 30, 2014

Letter: Ombudsman Urges Quick Resolution of Official Languages Issues

Official Languages Matrix - Ombudsman Concerns Dated 30 January 08

Phoenix Issues

Date Sent Title  Response Status Related Products
December 2, 2016 Letter to DM PSPC - Phoenix Overpayment Issues -

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 Rangers

Date Sent Title Response Status Related Products
December 4, 2017 Letter to MND: Canadian Ranger Instructor Ratios Pending Response Rangers Report
September 21, 2017 Letter to the Minister of National Defence re: Rangers Report October 31, 2017 Rangers Report

 Reserve Force

Date Sent

Title

Response
Status

Related Products
May 18, 2016 Letter to Minister of National Defence: Determination of Attribution to Service for medically releasing members August 2, 2016

Message from the Ombudsman (September 13, 2016)

Determination of Attribution to Service for medically releasing members

February 12,
2016
Letter to MND: Reserve Force Compensation March 23, 2016

A Systemic Review of Reserve Force Compensation for Ill and Injured Reservists

Ombudsman's Message

Relocation Benefits

February 26, 2016 Letter to the Minister of National Defence: Home Equity Assistance (HEA) Program  -  -
November 20, 2015 Letter to the Minister of National Defence: Follow-Up on Progress of Concerns regarding the Post Living Differential (PLD) and Transitional Post Living Differential (TPLD) - Minister of National Defense Response
July 31, 2015 Letter to CDS requesting update on PLD September 22, 2015  -

Redress of Grievance

Date Sent Title Response Status Related Products
April 19 2017       Letter from the Chief of the Defence Staff: DGCB backlog update   A Report Outlining the Delays in the Processing of Adjudications and Initial Authority Grievances by the Director General Compensation & Benefits
June 28 2016 Letter to DM on Launch of Civilian Classification Grievances Investigation

Response from DM

October 12, 2016 Response from ADM

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April 22, 2016 Letter To The Minister On Concerns With The IC2M Project Response From The Minister On Concerns With The IC2M Project  
July 24, 2014 Letter to Deputy Minister: Grievance Process

 

The Canadian Forces Grievance Process: Making It Right for Those Who Serve
December 10,
2014
Letter to CDS requesting formal update to the recommendations on the 2013 DGCB report Pending Response Report: A Report Outlining the Delays in the Processing of Adjudications and Initial Authority Grievances by the Director General Compensation & Benefits

Sexual Misconduct

Date Sent Title Response Status Related Products
July 13, 2016 Response to Deputy Minister of National Defence and Chief of the Defence Staff re: Role of Ombudsman in responding to complaints related to harmful sexual behaviour - -
June 10, 2016 Letter from the Deputy Minister of National Defence and the Chief of the Defence Staff: Sexual Misconduct Response to Deputy Minister of National Defence and Chief of the Defence Staff re: Role of Ombudsman in responding to complaints related to harmful sexual behaviour Ms. Deschamps asks Ombudsman for his input into the External Review on Sexual Assault and Misconduct in the Canadian Armed Forces
November 4, 2014 Ms. Deschamps asks Ombudsman for his input into the the External Review on Sexual Assault and Misconduct in the Canadian Armed Forces Ombudsman Clarifies Role Regarding External Review on Sexual Assault and Misconduct in the Canadian Armed Forces Message: Ombudsman Clarifies Office’s Mandate on Sexual Harassment and Assault

 Transition to Civilian Life   

Date Sent Title  Response Status Related Products
November 17, 2017 Letter to Minister: Follow-up to Service Attribution Letter   Determining Service Attribution for Medically Releasing Members
November 17, 2017 Letter to Minister: Follow-up to Service Delivery Letter   Simplifying the Service Delivery Model for Medically Releasing Members
August 12, 2016 Letter to the Minister of National Defence: Simplifying the Service Delivery Model for Medically Releasing Members Response from the Minister of National Defence

Simplifying the Service Delivery Model for Medically Releasing Members

Message from the Ombudsman: Simplifying the Service Delivery Model for Medically Releasing Members

January 8, 2016 Letter to General J.H. Vance: Issue of unfairness in changes made to the Intended Place of Residence (IPR) benefit    
September 30, 2015 Letter to CDS requesting update on the status of Canadian Armed Forces' position on annotated release April 8, 2016

Info: What the Veterans Hiring Act Means for Medically Releasing Members

Message from the Ombudsman (February 18, 2015)

March 31, 2015 Ombudsmen update Ministers on their joint investigation into the transition process for releasing Canadian Armed Forces Members - Ombudsmen write to Ministers with preliminary findings from their joint investigtion into the transition process for releasing Canadian Armed Forces members
February 18, 2016 Joint Letter to Ministers Sajjan and Hehr: Overview of Progress in Joint Systemic Review - -
November 14, 2014 Letter to the Minister concerning Ombudsman Report – Priority Hiring for Releasing Members January 27, 2015

Report: Priority Hiring for Releasing Members

Letter: Response from VAC on Ombudsman’s position on Priority Hiring

Message from the Ombudsman (February 18, 2015)

September 11, 2014 Ombudsmen write to Ministers with preliminary findings from their joint investigtion into the transition process for releasing Canadian Armed Forces members Response from Minister of National Defence to preliminary findings from the investigation into transition for Canadian Armed Forces members 

Letter: Ombudsmen inform Ministers of their joint investigation into the transition process for releasing Canadian Armed Forces personnel

Info: What the Veterans Hiring Act Means for Medically Releasing Members

Report: Canadian Armed Forces best positioned to determine Public Service priority hiring for releasing members

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