Mission

The New Brunswick Ombud’s Office has one central mission: to ensure that all New Brunswick citizens are treated with administrative fairness by government and its agencies.  The Office strives to guarantee that individuals are served in a consistent, fair and reasonable manner by provincial governmental organizations.

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Richard to lead review of legislative officers; interim replacements announced

April 5th, 2011

FREDERICTON (CNB) – Bernard Richard, the outgoing ombudsman and child and youth advocate, will lead a review of the mandates of legislative officers, Premier David Alward announced today.

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Follow-up to First Nations child welfare review released

March 31st, 2011

FREDERICTON (CNB) – The Office of the Ombudsman and Child and Youth Advocate today released a follow-up to its 2010 report, Hand-in-Hand: A Review of First Nations Child Welfare in New Brunswick.

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Staying Connected - A Report of the Task Force on a Centre of Excellence for Children and Youth with Complex Needs

March 17th, 2011

staying-connected-cover-enStaying Connected: A Report of the Task Force on a Centre of Excellence for Children and Youth with Complex Needs was released by Shirley Smallwood, the parent of a child with complex needs, and by Bernard Richard, ombud and child and youth advocate.

Smallwood and Richard were tasked with making recommendations regarding what services a centre of excellence should provide, what services should be made accessible in communities across the province to support the work of the centre, where the centre should be located and how it should be governed. They gathered public opinion on these matters through an online consultation process and at a provincial dialogue session held in Fredericton last November. They also met individually with stakeholders, and in particular sought out the opinions of children and youth in various care settings, and their families and caregivers.

The report emphasizes the need for interdisciplinary, family-centric approaches.

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State of Our Children and Youth report released

November 25th, 2010

MIRAMICHI (CNB) – Bernard Richard, ombudsman and child and youth advocate, delivered his third annual State of our Children and Youth address today at the James M. Hill Memorial High School in Miramichi.

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