The Veterans Ombud Advisory Council, made up of Veteran representatives, advises us on issues related to our mandate. Council members assist in promoting the well-being of all Veterans. They identify issues of importance to the Veteran community and advise the Ombud on how to approach them. Council members help to raise awareness of who we are and what we do, liaising with Veterans organizations so that they, too, can have a voice.
Call for Nominations: Veterans Ombud Commendation Award
Nominations are now open for the 2022 Veterans Ombud Commendation. The nomination submission deadline is June 30, 2022.
Adjudication of Sexual Dysfunction Claims Consequential to an Entitled Psychiatric Condition
OVO reviewed VAC processes for handling sexual dysfunction claims related to psychiatric conditions. Our review found systemic unfairness for female Veterans in certain decision-making processes.
Statement from the Veterans Ombud on the Proposed New Mental Health Benefit
Veterans Ombud Col (Ret’d) Nishika Jardine issued the following statement on the proposed new mental health benefit...