OmbudsPEI promotes fairness, transparency and accountability in the Island’s public sector. We also investigate reports of serious wrongdoing in the provincial government. Our work improves public services for all Islanders.
Our services are free and confidential.
What we do
As PEI’s independent voice for fairness and accountability, we work to make sure the Island’s public sector are treating people fairly and following the rules. We receive, respond to and help resolve complaints about fairness in government programs and services. We also provide a safe avenue for public servants to report serious wrongdoing or reprisal occurring in their workplace.
We recommend solutions that are fair and reasonable.
What is our legal authority?
Our offices were established as independent offices of the Legislature by the Ombudsperson Act and the Public Interest Disclosure and Whistleblower Protection Act (the Whistleblower Act). We opened our doors on February 14, 2022.
Complaints/FairnessUnder the Ombudsperson Act we have the authority to investigate “matters of administration” which include complaints about fairness in treatment, process and decision-making by government agencies, municipalities, Health PEI and post-secondary institutions.
The Whistleblower Act applies to the provincial government and its employees. It allows public servants to complain about wrongdoing or complain about reprisals.