2017 Veterans Ombudsman Commendations Announced

Ottawa, ON - September 14, 2017

September 14, 2017 – Ottawa, ON: Canada’s Veterans Ombudsman Guy Parent announced today the 2017 Veterans Ombudsman Commendation recipients:

  • Lifetime Contribution: Lieutenant-General Louis Cuppens, C.M.M., C.D. (Ret’d)
  • Individual: Daniel Lafontaine (Ret’d)
  • National Organization: Paws Fur Thought
  • Local Organization: New Chelsea Society

“The intent of the Veterans Ombudsman Commendation is to recognize and honour the exceptional dedication, hard-work and selfless motivation of an individual or group's contribution to Canada's Veterans and their families,” said Mr. Parent.

“This year we received more nominations than ever before, with so many noteworthy contributions. The four recipients selected are exemplary examples of contribution to the Veterans’ community. These individuals and groups work tirelessly on behalf of Veterans of the Canadian Armed Forces, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, and their families.”

“Their actions speak louder than their words in motivating and inspiring others into action,” said the Ombudsman. “Each has made a significant difference in the lives of Veterans and their families and they deserve to be recognized.”

The Veterans Ombudsman awards the Commendation in consultation with the Veterans Ombudsman's Advisory Council. The 2017 Veterans Ombudsman Commendations will be presented on October 23, 2017.

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