Call for Nominations for the Veterans Ombudsman’s Commendation

Ottawa - June 2, 2014

There are many worthy, dedicated and compassionate Canadians in communities across Canada devoted to helping Veterans of the Canadian Armed Forces and the RCMP, and their families. Each year, in consultation with the Veterans Ombudsman’s Advisory Council, I award the Veterans Ombudsman’s Commendation to those individuals or groups who have made an outstanding contribution to the Veterans’ community. I encourage you to read about the leadership and achievements of our past recipients.

I am now seeking nominations from you of any individual or group who you feel goes above and beyond the call of duty for Veterans. Who do you believe deserves to be recognized this year for their selflessness, hard work and dedication to Veterans their families?

To qualify for a Commendation, an individual or a group of individuals must meet one of the following criteria:

  • Exceptional leadership, advocacy and/or activism on behalf of Veterans and/or their families.
  • Outstanding contribution in promoting the fair treatment of Veterans and their families, in accordance with the Veterans Bill of Rights.
  • Exceptional contribution in bringing about substantive change to address systemic issues and/or identifying the needs and concerns of Veterans and their families.

Please complete the nomination form and include a summary of why you believe the nominee is deserving of the Veterans Ombudsman’s Commendation.

The deadline for submission of nominations is July 15th, 2014. Completed forms can be sent by mail, fax or electronically:

Office of the Veterans Ombudsman 
360 Albert Street, Suite 1560 
Ottawa, Ontario K1R 7X7

By Fax: 613-944-2939

By email:

I look forward to receiving your nominations.

Guy Parent

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