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The Ombudsman is an Officer of the Legislature. The Ombudsman's mandate is set out in the Ombudsman Act.

The Ombudsman investigates complaints about the administration of Ontario's provincial governmental organizations. The Ombudsman can investigate individual complaints, concerns brought forward by Members of Provincial Parliament, and on his own initiative. The Ombudsman can also investigate citizens' complaints about closed municipal meetings, where no municipal investigator is in place. The Ombudsman services are free. There is a toll-free number and information about the Ombudsman is available on the internet and through Ombudsman publications.

The Ombudsman submits his reports to the Legislative Assembly.

VOTE SUMMARY
($)
ITEM # ITEM

Estimates
2011-12

Estimates
2010-11

Difference
Between
2011-12
and
2010-11

Actual
2009-10

  OPERATING EXPENSE        
1 The Ombudsman 10,782,400 10,472,000 310,400 10,283,437
  TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 10,782,400 10,472,000 310,400 10,283,437
  Total Operating Expense 10,782,400 10,472,000 310,400 10,283,437



Standard Account by Item and Sub-items
($)
VOTE -ITEM
#
STANDARD ACCOUNT BY ITEM AND SUB-ITEMS      
  OPERATING EXPENSE      
2301-1 The Ombudsman      
  Salaries and wages     6,965,300
  Employee benefits     1,602,000
  Transportation and communication     593,000
  Services     1,373,200
  Supplies and equipment     248,900
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     10,782,400
  Total Operating Expense for Ombudsman Ontario Program     10,782,400