May 9, 2023
Nominations for the 2023 Veterans Ombud Commendation are now open. This award recognizes the exceptional dedication and selfless motivation of those who work tirelessly to support the Veterans and their families of the Canadian Armed Forces and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. If you know an individual or organization who has made outstanding contributions to Canada’s Veterans and their families, please consider nominating them for this award.
There are four nomination categories:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
“I am continually impressed by the devotion nominees show to supporting Veterans and their families,” said Veterans Ombud Colonel (Ret’d) Nishika Jardine. “I encourage everyone to nominate those who have made a profound impact in the Veteran community and give them the national recognition they deserve.”
Nominations must include a completed nomination form and a summary citing why the nominee is deserving of the Veterans Ombud Commendation. Nominations may now be submitted in writing, video or audio format. Click here for the guidelines & form. The nomination submission deadline is June 30, 2023.
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: email@example.com
The Office of the Veterans Ombud (OVO) has awarded this honour since 2010.
Click here to learn more about previous commendation recipients.
The OVO reviews complaints and challenges the policies and decisions of Veterans Affairs Canada where we find individual or systemic unfairness. We strive to be an independent and respected voice for fairness and a champion for the well-being of Veterans and their families.
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