Now is your chance to recognize someone’s selfless and amazing devotion to Veterans!

Ottawa, ON - February 6, 2017

One of the advantages of being the Veterans Ombudsman is the opportunity to meet dedicated and compassionate Canadians in communities across Canada devoted to helping Veterans of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), and their families. Each year, I have the privilege of recognizing some of these amazing individuals and groups, who have gone above and beyond the call of duty for Veterans. Now is the time to send in nominations!

My Office will be accepting nominations for the 2017 Veterans Ombudsman Commendation for eight weeks, from February 6th to March 31st, 2017. I encourage you to take the time to nominate anyone—an individual, group or organization—who you believe deserves to be recognized for their selflessness, hard work, and dedication to Veterans and their families.

Commendations may be awarded in the following 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.

Please complete the nomination form and include a summary of why you believe the nominee is deserving of the Veterans Ombudsman’s Commendation. In the form, remember to also include two letters of support for your nomination. Consult the nomination guidelines for more details.

The deadline to submit a nominations is March 31st, 2017. Completed forms can be sent by mail, fax or electronically:

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

I will announce my selection of award recipients after consultation with members of my Advisory Council. Read about some of the outstanding contribution of prior recipients.

I look forward to receiving your nominations.

Guy Parent

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