Meet Your Ombudsman - Cold Lake

 

Message from the Ombudsman | 25 February 2019

 

As part of our ongoing effort to reach out to the members of Canada's Defence community where they live and work, I am pleased to announce we will be visiting 4 Wing Cold Lake during the week of February 25.

While at Cold Lake, we will meet with military members of various ranks and occupations as well as with their families, caregivers, and civilian employees. The purpose of these meetings is to talk about the issues affecting them, and to offer our assistance should they have any problems or concerns related to National Defence or the Canadian Armed Forces.

We’ll start our visit on Tuesday morning by holding meetings with the Wing Commander and with the Wing chaplains. Then we will host a town hall discussion with Junior Non-Commissioned Members. In the afternoon we will meet with the Wing medical staff. Then we will be hosting a pizza dinner for spouses and families of military members at the Military Family Resource Centre (MFRC).

On Wednesday we will hold two town hall meetings: one with Senior Non-Commissioned Members and another with Officers representing all units at Cold Lake. We will also be meeting with mental health staff, social workers, and staff of the Transition Group.

On Thursday we will host our last town hall with the Wing’s civilian employees. Then we will meet with MRFC staff. These individuals play such an important role in supporting Canadian Armed Forces members and their families. Following that meeting, we will visit the Transition Group members as well as Personnel Support Program (PSP) personnel and Canadian Forces Houseing Agency (CFHA) staff.

We look forward to our time in Cold Lake. In particular, it is our pleasure to meet with the families of our Canadian Armed Forces personnel, who sacrifice so much for their loved ones and their country. Ensuring their fair treatment and overall well-being is a key priority for me and our office.

I invite anyone at 4 Wing Cold Lake who has a concern with the way in which they have been treated by the Department or the Canadian Armed Forces to speak to us during our visit.

 

Gregory A. Lick
Ombudsman

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