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The Québec Ombudsman’s involvement with the mediators of the French-speaking world

Since its inception, 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 AOMF is a professional organization of the independent mediation institutions of the countries of La Francophonie. Its primary objective is the development of ombudsman and mediator institutions. Benefiting from the support of the Organisation internationale de la Francophonie (OIF), the Association also promotes knowledge of the role of the ombudsman and the mediator to La Francophonie's member parliaments and governments.

Featured on the AOMF website is the Recueil de doctrine de l’ombudsman, a compendium designed to support the mission of ombudsmen and mediating institutions, contribute 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. Moreover, the Québec Ombudsman co-chair the communications committee with the Wallonie Ombudsman.

Ombudsman associations in Canada and abroad

The Québec Ombudsman is also an institutional member of the Canadian Council of Parliamentary Ombudsman (CCPO), the United States Ombudsman Association (USOA), the International Ombudsman Institute (IIO) and the Forum of Canadian Ombudsman (FCO).

The Québec Ombudsman hosts, provides training for and conducts exchanges with representatives from other countries interested in the work methods used in Quebec.