The Québec Ombudsman’s involvement with mediators of the French-speaking world
Since its creation, the Québec Ombudsman has contributed to developing the ombudsman concept in Canada and abroad. With the Médiateur de la République française, it founded the Association des ombudsmans et médiateurs de la Francophonie (AOMF) in 1998.
The AMOF is a professional organization of the independent mediation institutions of La Francophonie countries. Its primary objective is to develop ombudsman and mediator institutions.
The Association also promotes knowledge of the role of the ombudsman and the mediator to La Francophonie's member parliaments and governments. It does so with the support of the Organisation internationale de la Francophonie (OIF).
Featured on the AOMF website is the Recueil de la doctrine de l’Ombudsman, a compendium designed to support the mission of ombudsmen and mediating institutions. In addition, it contributes to their training and improve the quality of their work.
On November 9, 2018, Ombudsperson Marie Rinfret was named Vice President of the AOMF. She was also made Chair of the membership committee. The Québec Ombudsman co-chairs the communications committee with the Wallonie Ombudsman.
Ombudsman associations in Canada and abroad
The Québec Ombudsman is also an institutional member of the following organizations:
The Québec Ombudsman occasionally hosts, provides training for, and conducts exchanges with representatives from other countries.