Nominations are now open for the 2020 Veterans Ombudsman Commendation. This award recognizes the outstanding contributions of individuals and groups across Canada who work tirelessly to support Veterans of the Canadian Armed Forces and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, and their families. Here are the 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; 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.
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 May 04, 2020.
Please send completed nominations 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
“If you know someone who is making a difference in the lives of Veterans, please take the time to nominate them, so that we can celebrate their contributions. Across Canada there are many individuals and organizations doing great things in their communities for Veterans and their families. This is an opportunity to celebrate their achievements and share their inspiring stories with others.” – Craig Dalton, Veterans Ombudsman
- The Office of the Veterans Ombudsman (OVO) has been awarding this honour since 2010.
- The Office of the Veterans Ombudsman is an impartial and independent office that works to ensure the fair treatment of Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) clients through the provision of information, complaint resolution, and the review and analysis of systemic issues related to VAC.