National Defence and Canadian Armed Forces Ombudsman
We work to ensure the Department of National Defence (DND) and the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) are fair in treating serving and former CAF members, DND employees, Cadets, family members, and other constituents. We seek to protect their access to the programs, services, and resources that can contribute to their well-being. In addition, we study and recommend ways to make these programs better.
We are independent of the military chain of command and civilian management. If you are a member of the Defence community and you feel the DND or the CAF has treated you unfairly or if you have any questions, we are ready to help.
Information and Frequently Asked Questions.
Reports, news, letters and statistics
Investigative reports and progress updates, Ombudsman reports, annual reports and statistics, news releases, letters and statements, Ombudsman messages.
How we help
Information on how we help, who we help, what happens when you contact us, sample cases and videos.
Information about our office
The Ombudsman, who we help, our mandate, Ombudsman's Advisory Committee, upcoming and past visits, access to information and privacy, transparency.
Current news and issues, media relations information.
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We are ready to help.
- Call us toll-free at 1-888-828-3626
- Submit a question or complaint through our secure online form
- Live chat with an agent 8 am to 5 pm ET Monday to Friday
- Book a phone call with an agent
- Email an agent for information or assistance
- Email for general office inquiries
- Email media relations
Office of the Ombudsman
100 Metcalfe Street 12th Floor
Systemic investigation with a focus on mental health
This investigation will focus on mental health resources for Primary Reserve members who participate in domestic operations.
Liz Hoffman Memorial Commendation
Know a person or group who should be recognized for their efforts to improve the Defence community? Nominate them for a Liz Hoffman Memorial Commendation award.
Military Benefits Browser
Benefits and services information for military members who are ill, injured, or transitioning out of the Canadian Armed Forces, their families, as well as families of the deceased
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