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Being Treated Fairly Is Your Right
Have a complaint? Talk to us.

What we do

As BC’s independent voice for fairness, we work to make sure public sector organizations are treating people fairly and following the rules. We listen to and investigate complaints about local and provincial public sector organizations as well as investigate reports of serious wrongdoing in the provincial government.

Our work improves public services for all British Columbians.

Our services are free, confidential and available in multiple languages.

 During the COVID-19 pandemic, walk-in service at our Victoria office is closed. Our services remain available, please contact us.

Try our Complaint Checker!

Want help with your complaint? Want to find out where you can take your complaints before you reach out to us? Try out our complaint checker to learn where you can take your complaints as well as find out what organizations we can and cannot investigate.

Addressing Indigenous racism and discrimination in B.C.’s health care system

Indigenous people wishing to share their experiences of racism and discrimination in health care may still do so. We have asked Kerrie Reay to continue in her role from the Addressing Racism Investigation by Dr. Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond to ensure callers are provided with the time and understanding to speak...

Ombudsperson calls for changes to permit WorkSafeBC to voluntarily make payments for...

Victoria – The Ombudsperson is calling on the province to fix a rarely occurring but significant gap in B.C.’s workers compensation law. Severed Trust: Enabling WorkSafeBC to do the right...
September 16, 2021
Ombudsperson calls for sweeping changes to separate confinement of youth in custody

Victoria – Following a three-year investigation Ombudsperson Jay Chalke finds the use of separate confinement in B.C.’s youth custody centres is unjust, unsafe and disproportionately impacts Indigenous youth.

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