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Our public reports are the result of Ombudsperson investigations. These reports and the recommendations we make hold organizations accountable for their actions and help to improve public services for all.

Alone: The Prolonged and Repeated Isolation of Youth in Custody

This report describes our investigation of the use of separate confinement at the two youth custody centres in B.C., located in Burnaby and Prince George. We obtained and analyzed records related to each use of...
June 15, 2021

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June 15, 2021
Alone: The Prolonged and Repeated Isolation of Youth in Custody
This report describes our investigation of the use of separate confinement at the two youth custody centres in B.C., located…
August 20, 2020
Course Correction: The Ministry of Education 2019 Provincial Exam Errors
The Ministry of Education will apologize to students and compensate any students who were financially harmed by the issuance of…
June 22, 2020
Extraordinary Times, Extraordinary Measures: Two ministerial orders made under the Emergency Program Act in response to the COVID-19 pandemic
Two ministerial orders made during the COVID-19 pandemic by BC’s Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General went beyond the…
February 14, 2020
2019 Monitoring Update: Holding Pattern
This report is a monitoring update to our 2018 report that highlights income and disability assistance recipients are still not…
November 22, 2019
Looking Ahead: Symposium on the Future of the Parliamentary Ombudsman Functions and Services
This report summarizes the proceedings of a June 2019 symposium hosted by the BC Ombudsperson that explored the evolving role of an…
March 7, 2019
Committed to Change: Protecting the Rights of Involuntary Patients under the Mental Health Act
The report makes 20 findings highlighting the lack of compliance with the legal documentation required on involuntary admission to designated…
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