You have probably noticed the posts on this blog becoming less frequent since the beginning of the year. It’s not that I have had nothing to write about. Au contraire! Things are happening here at the Office of the Commissioner.
First of all, we have been working on special reports and investigations, and we will be publishing at least two reports before the end of June. For the past few months, the whole team has been contributing to the annual report, which will also be coming out in the next few weeks. You can expect to see more on the content of all these reports in upcoming blogs.
We have also been very busy with the hiring process. Once finished, we will have nearly doubled the OFLSC’s human resources. We have received a number of excellent applications. I will soon be able to introduce you to the full team. Believe me, I am looking forward to having everyone in place.
Finally, I have some big news. I am very happy to announce that we are almost ready to move into new premises, thanks to the increase in our operating budget. As of June 1, we will have a more modern space, with room for an expanded team that will be too large for our current location. The layout is designed to foster a more collaborative and organic work environment. We will be staying in downtown Toronto but moving closer to Queen’s Park. So much planning and so many steps to move one block over! But the result is magnificent.
Here is our new mailing address:
800 Bay Street
Toronto, Ontario M5S 3A9
Toll free: 1 866 246-5262
Toronto area: 416 847-1515
Fax: 416 847-1520
TTY (teletyprewriter): 416-640-0093
Please note that our new telephone numbers and email addresses will not be in effect until June 1.
That’s all for now. I have to get back to packing!