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SPEAKER SERIES: Toronto’s first ombudsman Fiona Crean to address CEMA members on February 7

January 26, 2015

Toronto Ombudsman Fiona Crean

Toronto Ombudsman Fiona Crean

Fiona Crean, Ombudsman, City of Toronto

Thursday, February 7, 2013, 6:45 p.m.

OMNI Television, 33 Dundas Street East OMNI/City Building, Victoria & Dundas just east of Yonge-Dundas Square Entrance faces Victoria Street

FIONA CREAN – BIOGRAPHY Fiona Crean is the City of Toronto’s first Ombudsman. Prior to this new post, Fiona was an Assistant Deputy Minister in the Ontario Government, responsible for addressing systemic racism and sexism, and managing significant organizational change. She established the Ombudsman’s role at York University and was Executive Director of the Ontario Ombudsman’s Office. She was an investigator at the Ontario Human Rights Commission. Multilingual and trained as a teacher and mediator, Fiona has done development and governance work for civil society organizations and governments in South America, Eastern Europe and southern Africa. She has worked extensively in First Nations and Inuit communities in Canada.