Promoting Fair Practices for 50 Years

When the Alberta Ombudsman began operations 50 years ago this week, the province and its government operated much differently than it does today.

Out of necessity, the Alberta Ombudsman’s approach to complaint handling has required adjustment.  When first conceived, the …


Celebrating With 50 Days of Giving

Ombudsman staff are giving a hand to the Edmonton and Calgary Food Banks.  The campaign is being held in commemoration of the Ombudsman’s 50th Anniversary.

For 50 days starting on July 13, 2017 and ending on September 1, 2017, …


Evolving Jurisdiction Over Time

The Ombudsman’s jurisdictional reach granted by proclamation of the Ombudsman Act included Alberta government departments, boards and agencies. There was an immediate question of jurisdiction over the Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) as legal opinions held that the WCB was …


Making An Impact Over 50 Years

On the 50th Anniversary of the establishment of the Alberta Ombudsman’s office, the province may boast that it established the first such office in North America when the Ombudsman Act took effect on September 1, 1967. Every province except …


Celebrate our 50th Anniversary

Calgary – Meet the new Ombudsman, Marianne Ryan, and celebrate our 50th milestone with us!  Ms. Ryan is Alberta’s ninth Ombudsman and will mark the Alberta Ombudsman’s 50th Anniversary with a public celebration at:

Calgary Central Library



Marianne Ryan recommended as Alberta’s ninth Ombudsman

A search committee of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta has recommended the appointment of Marianne Ryan as Alberta’s ninth Ombudsman and second Public Interest Commissioner.

Through a long and distinguished 35-year career in policing, Ryan most recently served as the …


Ombudsman investigators to visit Red Deer, Wetaskiwin

EDMONTON – Investigators with the Alberta Ombudsman will visit Red Deer and Wetaskiwin in early April.

“We believe it’s important Albertans understand how our office works, and the rights and obligations they and government service providers have when it comes …