In recognition of the 50th anniversary of the first Ombuds role in Canada, FCO is has announced a writing competition with the winner receiving enrollment in the FCO/Osgoode ‘Ombuds Essentials’ course (in English, September 28 – October 2, 2015 in Toronto or in French in May 2016 in Montreal.
The prize will be awarded to an individual who presents the most compelling argument for one of the two choices: 1. A more civil approach: The case for establishing Ombuds structures everywhere in Canadian society; or 2. A more civil approach: The case for establishing an Ombuds structure for a particular jurisdiction, industry, institution, profession, organization, etc. The maximum length of the essay is 10,000 words and it may be written in French or English.
Applications may be submitted in email format to firstname.lastname@example.org and must be received by 11:59 p.m. EST on July 15, 2015 or via postal mail or courier to the FCO Secretariat at Intertask Conferences Ltd., 275 Bay Street, Ottawa, ON K1R 5Z5 and must be post-marked either prior to or as of July 15, 2015.
The winning essay will be selected by a Panel of distinguished reviewers made up of Past Presidents of the Forum of Canadian Ombudsman. (More details may be available here later.)
Related posts: Upgraded Website for Forum of Canadian Ombudsman; Association of Canadian College and University Ombudspersons Sponsors Student Writing Contest; IOA Opens Writing Competition to Non-Ombuds; Registration Opens for 2015 FCO/Osgoode Ombuds Certificate Program.