Alberta Ombudsman Releases an Investigation Report into PDD Program

Alberta Ombudsman finds inadequate Regulation impacts benefit access for people with developmental disabilities. The Alberta Ombudsman has released a public report on his investigation into the Persons with Developmental Disabilities (PDD) program which found systemic issues in how the program assesses intellectual capacity. The investigation, initiated by a complaint from a mother advocating for her…

Bridging the Gap and Forging Connections

This January marks Kevin Brezinski’s one-year anniversary in office since he began as Alberta Ombudsman and Public Interest Commissioner. We sat down with the Ombudsman to ask about his time in these two important roles and his plans for the future.     “Serving the public and conducting investigations was integral throughout my career in policing. Early on,…

Enhancing Fairness and Transparency: An Investigation into Alberta’s Criminal Code Review Board

Alberta Ombudsman releases own motion investigation report into the Criminal Code Review Board Every Albertan has the right to fair treatment when accessing public services. As an independent Officer of the Legislative Assembly, the Ombudsman’s jurisdiction includes the Criminal Code Review Board (CCRB).  The CCRB serves both the patient and the public and is responsible…

Black History Month – The Ombudsman meets with the African Canadian Civic Engagement Council

EDMONTON – Alberta Ombudsman, Kevin Brezinski and his staff met with the African Canadian Civic Engagement Council (ACCEC) today. The organization, led by Executive Director and President, Dunia Nur, is a national public affairs organization that promotes and strengthens opportunities for African, Caribbean, Black and Racialized Communities. “ACCEC’s research initiatives speak to the lived experiences…

Kevin Brezinski Takes the Helm as Alberta’s New Ombudsman and Public Interest Commissioner

A swearing-in ceremony for the leader of two independent offices of the Alberta Legislative Assembly took place today. Kevin Brezinski is Alberta’s tenth Ombudsman and third Public Interest Commissioner, accepting a five-year appointment to the dual roles. As an independent Officer of the Legislative Assembly, Brezinski will lead investigative operations for both offices. “Hearing I…

Ombuds Day 2022

Join us in celebrating the 5th annual Ombuds Day!   What is Ombuds Day? Ombuds Day is recognized internationally on the second Thursday of October to bring awareness to the important role ombuds play in their respective communities. In countries around the world, ombuds work to pursue fair treatment and protect people from maladministration. This…