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.


The Military Benefits Browser

The Military Benefits Browser

As a military member who is ill, injured, or transitioning out of the Canadian Armed Forces, do you know the benefits you could be entitled to?

Liz Hoffman Memorial Commendation

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. Nominations are now closed.  

How to file a complaint with the Canadian Human Rights Commission

CAF members: 

If you have experienced sexual harassment or sexual misconduct while performing your duties, you can bring your complaint to the Canadian Human Rights Commission

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