• Manitoba Ombudsman celebrates Ombuds Day with release of Fairness by Design

    Oct 8, 2020

    Manitoba Ombudsman is celebrating international Ombuds Day by releasing Fairness by Design – two documents intended to assist public servants with incorporating fairness into the design and delivery of programs and services.

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  • Manitoba Ombudsman initiates investigation into privacy breach at Manitoba Families, Children’s DisABILITY Services

    Sep 10, 2020

    Manitoba Ombudsman has initiated an investigation into a privacy breach affecting approximately 9,000 children who are clients of Children’s DisABILITY Services (CDS) in Manitoba Families.

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  • Manitoba Ombudsman releases FIPPA audit report of four Manitoba public bodies

    Jun 25, 2020

    Manitoba Ombudsman has released an audit report under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) into the access to information practices of four public bodies – Manitoba Finance, Executive Council Office, the Civil Service Commission and Manitoba Crown Services.

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  • Access and Privacy Division

    This division is responsible for upholding access to information and privacy rights by investigating complaints and reviewing compliance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) and the Personal Health Information Act (PHIA).

  • Ombudsman Division

    This division promotes fairness and administrative accountability through investigation of complaints relating to matters of administration under the Ombudsman Act and disclosures of wrongdoing under the Public Interest Disclosure (Whistleblower Protection) Act.

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