Letters Organized by Topic

Base/Wing Visit

Date Sent

Title Response Status Related Products
3 June 2019 Letter to Wing Commander Bagotville: Following Ombudsman’s Visit - -
3 May 2019 Letter to Wing Commander Cold Lake: Following Ombudsman’s Visit -  -
22 Nov 2018 Letter from CDS: Concerning the Occupational Health Program 13 Dec 2018 Ombudsman Message | 9 January 2019
10 Aug 2018 Letter from UK OMB: Thank you - -
24 May 2018 Letter To CDS: Request for Additional Information on Occupational Health Inspections -

Letter to CDS: requesting update on Occupational Health Inspections

8 May 2018: Response from CDS

29 Mar 2018 Letter to CEO CFHA: visit to CFB Kingston 11 May 2018 -
29 Mar 2018 Letter to ADM (IE): visit to CFB Kingston 20 Apr 2018 -
29 Mar 2018 Letter to Base Commander: concerning visit CFB Kingston - -
23 Mar 2018 Letter to CFHA: Visit to 5CDSG Gagetown - -
13 Mar 2018 Letter to Base Commander: Ombudsman's visit to 5CDSG Gagetown - -
16 Feb 2018 Letter to Comd JPSU: Visit to CFB Gagetown - -
15 Feb 2018 Letter to CDS: requesting update on Occupational Health Inspections 8 May 2018: Response from CDS Ombudsman writes to ADM (HR-Civ) concerning visit to 12 Wing Shearwater, NS
6 Apr 2017 Letter to Wing Commander Greenwood : Following Ombudsman’s Visit - -
20 Dec 2016 Letter to Base Commander: concerning visit to CFB Edmonton - -
7 Dec 2016 Letter to CFHA: follow up on visit to 17 Wing Winnipeg - -
7 Dec 2016 Letter to Wing Commander: follow up on visit to 17 Wing Winnipeg - -
12 May 2016 Letter to Commanding Officer of 1CRPG: concerning Ombudsman’s visit  -  -
9 May 2016 Letter to CFHA: concerning visit to Yellowknife 17 Oct 2016 -
9 May 2016 Letter to Commander JTF(N): concerning visit to Yellowknife - -
12 Jan 2016 Letter to Wing Commander: follow up on visit to 19 Wing Comox - -
12 May 2015 Letter to Wing Commander Goose Bay: follow-up to Ombudsman’s visit - -
12 May 2015 Letter to ADM (HR-Civ): concerning Classification Issues at 5 Wing Goose Bay 16 June 2015 -
7 May 2015 Letter to Wing Commander: concerning visit to 9 Wing Gander - -
9 Apr 2015 Letter to ADM (HR-Civ): concerning visit to 12 Wing Shearwater 12 May 2015 -
8 Apr 2015 Letter to Base Commander: concerning visit to CFB Halifax - -
23 Feb 2015 Letter to CFHA: concerning visit to 15 Wing Moosejaw 19 Mar 2015 -
23 Feb 2015 Letter to ADM (HR-Civ): concering visit to 15 Wing Moose Jaw 25 Mar 2015 -
23 Feb 2015 Letter to Wing Commander: 15 Wing  Moose Jaw to expand upon the end of visit debrief 19 Mar 2015  -

Cadets

Date Sent

Title Response Status Related Products
27 Apr 2018 Email to NatlCJCRSP: requesting Progress update on Ombudsman's report into Cadets: An Investigation of the Support Provided to Cadets Who Suffer an Illness or Injury as a Result of a Cadet Activity 27 Apr 2018

Cadets: An Investigation of the Support Provided to Cadets Who Suffer an Illness or Injury as a Result of a Cadet Activity

Ombudsman Message: Cadets Report - Supporting our Youth

5 Dec 2017 Email to NatlCJCRSP: requesting Progress update on Ombudsman's report into 1974 Valcartier Cadet Grenade Incident 4 Apr 2018

Report: An Investigation into the 1974 Valcartier Cadets Grenade Incident

31 Oct 2017 Letter to Commander of CJCRSP: Summary of Outreach to Cadets Camps  -

Cadets: An Investigation of the Support Provided to Cadets Who Suffer an Illness or Injury as a Result of a Cadet Activity

25 June 2015 Letter to MND: 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 CDS Regarding the 1974 Valcartier Grenade Incident

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

Civilian Classification

Date Sent Title Response Status  Related Products
28 Sept 2018 Letter to MND: Civilian Classification Report 30 Nov 2018

Report: Positions Over People

Ombudsman Message – Positions Over People

30 July 2018 Letter to MND: Civilian Classification Investigation - Ombudsman Message
28 June 2016 Letter to DM: Launch of Civilian Classification Grievances Investigation

27 July 2016: Response from DM

12 Oct 2016: Response from ADM

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7 May 2015 Letter to ADM (HR-Civ): concerning Classification Issues at 5 Wing Goose Bay 16 June 2015  -
16 May 2014 Ombudsman requests status update on initiatives regarding the civilian classification grievance 6 June 2014  -

Civilians

Date Sent Title Response Status  Related Products
18 June 2019 Letter to DM: Findings regarding a civilian injured in Afghanistan 20 June 2019 -
2 Dec 2016 Letter to DM PSPC - Phoenix Overpayment Issues - Phoenix Update: Overpayment Issues
12 May 2015 Letter to ADM (HR-Civ): Concerning Classification Issues at 5 Wing Goose Bay 16 June 2015 -
9 Apr 2015 Letter to ADM (HR-Civ): concerning visit to 12 Wing Shearwater 12 May 2015 -
23 Feb 2015 Letter to CFHA: Concerning visit to 15 Wing Moosejaw 19 Mar 2015 -

 Cold Lake

Date Sent Title Response Status  Related Products
15 Feb 2016 Letter to CDS: follow up on report entitled An Examination of Canadian Forces Base Cold Lake (4 Wing) - -
4 Nov 2014 Letter to CDS: 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
16 Mar 2016 Letter to CDS: Pension Delays 19 Apr 2016 -

Entitlement Benefits

Date Sent Title  Response Status Related Products
12 Jan 2016 Letter to MND: Potential Inequities With Respect To Entitlement Benefits -

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8 Jan 2016 Letter to MND: IPR & Local Moves 19 Dec 2016 Letter to CDS: IPR & VocRehab
8 Jan 2016 Letter to CDS: IPR & VocRehab 17 Mar 2016 Letter to MND: IPR & Local Moves

Governance   

Date Sent Title Response Status  Related Products
17 Nov 2017 Letter to DM: Requesting Action Plan on A Path Forward Report 8 Dec 2017 A Path Forward: An Action Plan for the Office of the Ombudsman
20 Oct 2017 Letter to MND: A Path Forward Report 16 Nov 2017 A Path Forward: An Action Plan for the Office of the Ombudsman
20 Feb 2017

Letter to MND: Submission of Governance Report

28 Mar 2017

Report: The Case for a Permanent and Independent Ombudsman Office

Statement from the Ombudsman

Ombudsman responds to MND

23 Oct 2015 Response to ADM(RS): Concerning PSDPA -

Letter DM: Concerning PSDPA

Letter to ADM(RS): Concerning PSDPA

Response from ADM(RS): Concerning PSDPA

5 Oct 2015 Letter to DM: Concerning Public Accounts Response

23 Oct 2015

24 Nov 2015

10 Dec 2015

 
25 Aug 2015 Letter to ADM(RS): Concerning PSDPA 19 Oct 2015 Letter DM: Concerning PSDPA
25 Aug 2015 Letter DM: Concerning PSDPA -

Letter to ADM(RS): Concerning PSDPA

Response from ADM(RS): Concerning PSDPA

31 July 2015 Letter to DM: Concerning Required Authorities - -
27 May 2015 Letter to DM: Concerning Final Level Authorities - -
8 Jan 2015 Letter to ADM (HR-Civ): Concerning the SLA - -

Housing

Date Sent Title Response Status  Related Products
29 Mar 2018 Letter to CEO CFHA: visit to CFB Kingston 11 May 2018 -
9 May 2016 Letter to CFHA: concerning visit to Yellowknife 17 Oct 2016 -
23 Feb 2015 Letter to CFHA: Concerning visit to 15 Wing Moosejaw 19 Mar 2015 -

Mental Health Services

Date Sent Title Response Status Related Products
5 Jan 2015 Letter to Base Commander: concerning accessibility of mental health services at CFB Shilo - -

Military Families

Date Sent Title Response Status Related Products
6 March 2019 Letter of support to CIMVHR - -
11 June 2018 Letter to CDS: CEM Issues - Helpful Information: Children’s Education outside Canada
20 Mar 2017 Letter to MND: BOI Follow-up Report 13 Apr 2017

Boards of Inquiry: Families in Focus

Support to Bereaved Military Families

Ombudsman Message – Support to Bereaved Military Families

3 Feb 2017 Letter to CDS: BOI Report 17 Feb 2017

Boards of Inquiry: Families in Focus

Support to Bereaved Military Families

Ombudsman Message – Support to Bereaved Military Families

8 Jan 2016 Letter to MND: Important Issues related to the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) Relocation Policy Renewal Project 19 Dec 2016 -
3 July 2015 Letter from CMP: regarding the Ombudsman's report on Boards of Inquiry - Boards of Inquiry: Families in Focus
30 June 2015 Letter to CDS: 2nd follow-up on recommendations in military families report 25 Sept 2015 On the Homefront:  Assessing the Well-being of Canada’s Military Families in the New Millennium
10 Mar 2015 Letter from CDS to CMP on Boards of Inquiry: Families in Focus  8 July 2015

Boards of Inquiry: Families in Focus

Message from the Ombudsman (April 20, 2015)

15 Aug 2014 Letter to CDS: Requesting comments on BOI Report August 2014

16 Feb 2015

3 July 2015

Boards of Inquiry: Families in Focus

Message from the Ombudsman (April 20, 2015)

14 Aug 2014 Letter to CDS: an update on recommendations in military families report

23 Sept 2014

24 Apr 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
24 June 2014 Letter to CMP: Concerns about Personnel Awaiting Training 30 July 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
2 Dec 2016 Letter to DM PSPC: Phoenix Overpayment Issues -

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Racism

Date Sent Title Response Status Related Products
29 July 2019 Letter from MND: Request for an Inquiry into Racism - -

 Rangers

Date Sent Title Response Status Related Products
10 Jan 2019 Letter to MND: Progress on Rangers Report Recommendations -

Rangers Report

Progress Reports on Recommendations

4 Dec 2017 Letter to MND: Canadian Ranger Instructor Ratios 1 Mar 2018 Rangers Report
21 Sept 2017 Letter to MND: Rangers Report 31 Oct 2017 Rangers Report

 Reserve Force

Date Sent

Title

Response
Status

Related Products
2 May 2016 Letter to MND: Operational Stress Injuries Report 4 June 2016 Report: Part-Time Soldiers with Full-Time Injuries
12 Feb 2016 Letter to MND: Reserve Force Compensation 23 Mar 2016

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

Ombudsman's Message

Relocation Benefits

 Date Sent

Title

 Response
Status

Related Products
26 Feb 2016 Letter to MND: Home Equity Assistance (HEA) Program  -  -
20 Nov 2015 Letter to MND: Follow-Up on Progress of Concerns regarding the Post Living Differential (PLD) and Transitional Post Living Differential (TPLD) 13 Dec 2016
31 July 2015 Letter to CDS: Requesting update on PLD 22 Sept 2015  -

Redress of Grievance

Date Sent Title Response Status Related Products
9 Oct 2018 Letter to MND: Integrated Complaint/Conflict Management (IC2M) program 30 Nov 2018

Letter To The Minister On Concerns With The IC2M Project

Response From The Minister On Concerns With The IC2M Project

19 Apr 2017       Letter from CDS: DGCB backlog update  - A Report Outlining the Delays in the Processing of Adjudications and Initial Authority Grievances by the Director General Compensation & Benefits
22 Apr 2016 Letter to MND: Concerns With The IC2M Project 11 Jan 2017  -
24 July 2014 Letter to DM: Grievance Process

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The Canadian Forces Grievance Process: Making It Right for Those Who Serve
10 Dec 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
17 July 2018 Letter To MND - Number Of Complaints On Sexual Misconduct – 1 Jan to 30 June 2018 - -
16 Jan 2018 Letter to MND: Number Of Complaints On Sexual Misconduct - 1 Jan to 31 Dec 2017 - -
5 July 2017 Letter to MND: Number Of Complaints On Sexual Misconduct - 1 Jan to 30 June 2017 - -
16 Jan 2017 Letter to MND: Number Of Complaints On Sexual Misconduct - 1 July to 31 Dec 2016 - -
28 July 2016 Letter to MND: Number Of Complaints On Sexual Misconduct – 1 Jan to 30 June 2016 - -
10 June 2016 Letter from the Deputy MND and the CDS: Sexual Misconduct 13 July 2016: Response to Deputy MND and CDS Ms. Deschamps asks Ombudsman for his input into the External Review on Sexual Assault and Misconduct in the Canadian Armed Forces
4 Nov 2014 Ms. Deschamps asks Ombudsman for his input into the the External Review on Sexual Assault and Misconduct in the Canadian Armed Forces 7 Nov 2014: Ombudsman Clarifies Role in the CAF Message: Ombudsman Clarifies Office’s Mandate on Sexual Harassment and Assault

 Transition to Civilian Life   

Date Sent Title  Response Status Related Products
27 July 2018 Letter to MND: Requesting further information for follow-up to Service Delivery Model Report Pending Response Simplifying the Service Delivery Model for Medically Releasing Members
17 Nov 2017 Letter to MND: Follow-up to Service Attribution Report 22 Jan 2018 Determining Service Attribution for Medically Releasing Members
17 Nov 2017 Letter to MND: Follow-up to Service Delivery Report 18 Jan 2018: Response from MND Simplifying the Service Delivery Model for Medically Releasing Members
12 Aug 2016 Letter to MND: Simplifying the Service Delivery Model for Medically Releasing Members Sept 2016: Response from the MND

Simplifying the Service Delivery Model for Medically Releasing Members

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

18 May 2016 Letter to MND: Determination of Attribution to Service for medically releasing members 2 Aug 2016

Message from the Ombudsman (September 13, 2016)

Determination of Attribution to Service for medically releasing members

8 Jan 2016 Letter to CDS: Issue of unfairness in changes made to the Intended Place of Residence (IPR) benefit 17 Mar 2016  -
2 October 2015 Letter to CDS: JPSU concerns 7 January 2016 Letter from DM: JPSU concerns
30 Sept 2015 Letter to CDS: requesting update on the status of Canadian Armed Forces' position on annotated release 8 Apr 2016

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

Message from the Ombudsman (February 18, 2015)

9 July 2015 Letter from DM: JPSU concerns -

Letter to CDS: JPSU

Response from CDS: JPSU

31 Mar 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
18 Feb 2015 Joint Letter to Ministers Sajjan and Hehr: Overview of Progress in Joint Systemic Review - -
14 Nov 2014 Letter to MND: concerning Ombudsman Report – Priority Hiring for Releasing Members 27 Jan 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)

11 Sept 2014 Ombudsmen write to Ministers with preliminary findings from their joint investigtion into the transition process for releasing Canadian Armed Forces members 30 Oct 2014: Response from MND  

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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