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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. To view the full list of investigative reports, please click here.

Severed Trust: Enabling WorkSafeBC to do the right thing when its mistakes hurt injured workers

This report is about a cabinet maker, Mr. Snider, who lost the tips of some of his fingers in a workplace accident. As is normal in the case of an injured worker, he received care...
September 16, 2021

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September 16, 2021
Severed Trust: Enabling WorkSafeBC to do the right thing when its mistakes hurt injured workers
This report is about a cabinet maker, Mr. Snider, who lost the tips of some of his fingers in a…
August 30, 2021
In the Public Interest: Protecting Students Through Effective Oversight of Private Career Training Institutions
Public Report No. 51, In the Public Interest: Protecting Students through Effective Oversight of Private Career Training Institutions is a…
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…
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