First Nations and Inuit

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As one of Québec's parliamentary ombudsman, the Protecteur du citoyen provides independent and impartial recourse. We handle complaints and reports about:

Using an inclusive and a respectful approach, the Protecteur du citoyen has undertaken a cultural safety initiative with First Nations and Inuit.

A specialized team

The Protecteur du citoyen’s team includes one strategic advisor and three advisors who assess relations between Indigenous people and public services.

Their role is to ensure that First Nations and Inuit realities and rights are respected and taken into account.

Our services are available in French and English. On request, we can provide a Native languages interpreter.


Annie Bergeron

Questions?

Would you like to know more about our services and approach? Contact Annie Bergeron, a member of the Ilnu community of Mashteuiatsh and the Protecteur du citoyen’s strategic advisor for relations with First Nations and Inuit.

Our initiatives

In line with our mandate to follow up the Commission's calls for action, we carry out several initiatives. They aim to ensure that First Nations and Inuit realities are taken into account. Here are a few examples:



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Our mandate

Follow-up on the Public Inquiry Commission on relations between Indigenous Peoples and certain public services in Québec

The Protecteur du citoyen assesses implementation of the calls for action of the Public Inquiry Commission on relations between Indigenous Peoples and certain public services in Québec (Viens Commission).

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Our career opportunities

The Protecteur du citoyen has an equal opportunity employment program. Visit our Careers section (in French only) and join us in making a difference.

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Other remedies

The Protecteur du citoyen cannot intervene with authorities in federally funded communities. Here are a few useful resources that can do so:

See our Can we handle your complaint? page and our FAQ for information about other recourse.