Submit your nominations for the Veterans Ombudsman Commendation!

Ottawa, ON – March 1, 2016

The efforts of individuals and groups across Canada on behalf of Veterans and their families truly make a difference. These individuals and groups often have a thankless job, but their passion and dedication are crucial to the advancement of Veterans’ issues and help to support our Veterans and their families. It is a pleasure for me to have the opportunity to recognize their outstanding contributions to the well-being of Veterans and their families by awarding the Veterans Ombudsman Commendation.

The time has come to seek nominations of individuals, groups, businesses or associations that meet one of the following criteria:

  • National organization or group – to recognize the exceptional work and significant contribution of an organization or group with a national scope that resulted in a long-lasting and positive impact on the well-being of Veterans and their families;
  • Local organization or group – to recognize the exceptional work and significant contribution of an organization or group that resulted in a long-lasting and positive impact, at the local or regional level, on the well-being of Veterans and their families;
  • Individual – to recognize the exceptional work and significant contribution of an individual that resulted in a long-lasting and positive impact on the well-being of Veterans and their families at the national or local level; and
  • Lifetime Contribution – to recognize the life-long dedication, exceptional work, and significant contribution an individual has made in supporting or advocating for Veterans and their families.

If you would like to submit a nomination, I encourage you to complete the online nomination form. For a nomination to be deemed complete, a brief summary describing the exceptional work and significant contribution of the nominee, and two letters of support from individuals other than the nominator must be included with the nomination form. Learn more about the nomination process.

Once the call for nominations has closed, the Veterans Ombudsman’s Advisory Council will review all nominations and provide me with their recommendations. Nominations can be sent electronically to communication@ombudsman-veterans.gc.ca or by mail to:

Office of the Veterans Ombudsman
1560 - 360 Albert St.
Ottawa, ON  K1R 7X7

The deadline for receipt of nominations is Friday April 1, 2016. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our Office at the email address above or by phone at
613-943-3028.

Thank you in advance for your support.

Guy Parent
Veterans Ombudsman
 

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BRUCE WAREING said:

I WISH ALL THE BEST TO YOUR OFFICE AND A VERY GREAT MAN WHO IS A VETERANS BEST HELP.I DO NOT KNOW WHY THE ORDER OF CANADA IS NOT GIVEN TO THIS MAN WHO MORE THAN DESERVES THIS AWARD.WHAT MORE CAN I SAY BUT A BIG THANK YOU TO YOU ALL.

March 31, 2016 7:34 PM