Call for Nominations for the Veterans Ombudsman Commendation

February 6, 2017

Ottawa – In 2010, the Veterans Ombudsman Commendation was created to recognize the outstanding contributions of countless individuals and groups across Canada who work tirelessly on behalf of Veterans of the Canadian Armed Forces and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, and their families. Nominations are now open for the 2017 Commendation.

Starting today, the Office of the Veterans Ombudsman is accepting nominations of individuals, organizations or groups that deserve recognition for their selflessness, hard work and dedication to Veterans and their families. Nominations can be made in any of these four categories:

  • National organization or group – to recognize the exceptional work and significant contribution of an organization or group with a national scope that have 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 have 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 have 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.

“Recognizing the people who dedicate much of their time to helping Veterans in need is very important to me, so I urge you to take the time to please complete a nomination for those deserving special recognition.” said Guy Parent, Veterans Ombudsman.

Nominations must include a completed nomination form and a summary of why the nominee is deserving of the Veterans Ombudsman’s Commendation. Consult the nomination guidelines for more details and learn about past recipients on the OVO website. The deadline for submission of nominations is March 31st, 2017.

Completed nominations can be sent by mail, fax or electronically to:

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

By Fax: 613-944-2939

By email: communication@ombudsman-veterans.gc.ca

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