Call for Nominations: Veterans Ombud Commendation Award

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Nominations are now open for the 2022 Veterans Ombud Commendation. This award recognizes the exceptional dedication and selfless motivation of those who work tirelessly to support Veterans of the Canadian Armed Forces and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, and their families. If you know an individual or organization that has made outstanding contributions to Canada’s Veterans and their families, please consider nominating them for this award.

There are four nomination categories: 

  1. National organization or group – to recognize the exceptional work and significant contribution of an organization or group with a national scope that has resulted in a long-lasting and positive impact on the well-being of Veterans and their families;
  2. Local organization or group – to recognize the exceptional work and significant contribution of an organization or group that has resulted in a long-lasting and positive impact, at the local or regional level, on the well-being of Veterans and their families;
  3. Individual – to recognize the exceptional work and significant contribution of an individual that has resulted in a long-lasting and positive impact on the well-being of Veterans and their families at the national or local level; and
  4. 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.

Nominations must include a completed nomination form and a summary of why the nominee is deserving of the Veterans Ombud Commendation. Nominations may now be submitted in written, video or audio format. Click here for the guidelines & form.  The nomination submission deadline is June 30, 2022.

Please send completed nominations by mail, fax or electronically to:

Office of the Veterans Ombud 
PO Box 66 
Charlottetown PE  C1A 7K2
By Fax: 888-566-7582
By email: commendation-citation@ombudsman-veterans.gc.ca

Quick Facts

The Office of the Veterans Ombud (OVO) has awarded this honour since 2010.

Click here to learn more about previous commendation recipients.

The OVO is an independent and respected voice for fairness and a champion for the well-being of Veterans and their families. We investigate complaints and challenge the policies and decisions of Veterans Affairs Canada where we find individual or systemic unfairness.

For more information, please contact:

Lucille Hodgins
Media Advisor
Email: lucille.hodgins@ombudsman-veterans.gc.ca
Phone: 613-617-7205
 

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