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What is Ombuds Day?

On Thursday, 8 October 2020, IOA invites you to participate in National Ombuds Day. This is the second celebration of a profession that has existed for centuries, yet remains relatively unknown and underutilized. A number of Ombuds Day events are organized by the ABA Ombuds Day Task Force, please stay tuned for locations and more details!

This Year’s Theme Is
Ombuds: Unusual Name. Important Service.

Ombuds Day serves as an additional opportunity to educate and raise awareness among the public about the history and practices of the ombuds profession including the various ombuds models, the roles they play, the services they offer and the value provided.

Learn more about past celebrations and milestones below.

2020 Ombuds Day Toolkit

Interested in hosting your own Ombuds Day event or activity?  Perhaps obtain a state or local Ombuds Day proclamation?  Find materials, templates, inspiration, and more in the Ombuds Day Toolkit.

Ombuds Day Toolkit

Questions About How to Take Part in 2020 Celebrations?

Contact your 2020 Ombuds Day Task Force Liaison.  Liaisons also want to hear about your events and proclamations! 

Follow the Celebration on Social Media

Twitter: Follow @IntlOmbudsAssoc
Check out #OmbudsDay
LinkedIn: Follow IOA

Past Ombuds Day Celebrations & Milestones

  • 10 October 2019
  • 11 October 2018


Proclomations (2020)


Proclamations (2018-2019)


Celebrations (2018-2019)