The Association of Canadian College and University Ombudspersons (ACCUO) is a bilingual and independent association dedicated to promoting and fostering an understanding and appreciation of the role of an Ombudsperson within universities and colleges across Canada and to support its members through networking, education and professional development opportunities.
Full membership is open to anyone fulfilling an Ombudsperson function in a post-secondary institution in Canada in a manner that is consistent with the ACCUO Constitution. Associate membership is open to anyone interested in the Ombudsperson profession.
Through our presence in the field of higher education, Ombudspersons strive to promote fair and respectful learning and working environments.
We are committed to the fundamental principles of independence, impartiality, confidentiality and accessibility in the practice of our profession.