Ombudsman presents 2016 Veterans Ombudsman Commendation Recipients

June 14, 2016

Halifax, NS – Canada’s Veterans Ombudsman Guy Parent will present later today the 2016 Veterans Ombudsman Commendation to three deserving individuals for their exceptional contribution to the well-being of Veterans and their families: Jenifer Migneault, Allan DeGenova, and Lorne McCartney (posthumous).

“I am a firm believer that we must recognize the individuals and groups who dedicate significant time and effort to ensuring that the needs of those who served our country are met.” said Mr. Parent. “The involvement of these Commendation recipients is essential to the well-being of the Veterans’ community.  Recognition of their efforts and initiatives can become a source of motivation for others who work tirelessly on behalf of Veterans and whose work is too often done in the shadows.”

A fourth recipient, The Royal Canadian Legion Ontario Command’s Leave the Streets Behind program, was presented the award yesterday in front of peers at The Royal Canadian Legion’s 46th Dominion Convention in St. John’s, Nfld. “It was a pleasure to share with Legion colleagues my sincere appreciation for their dedication and efforts," added Mr. Parent.

“Whether providing care, establishing organizations to support those in need, advocating for improvements or making personal sacrifices, the contributions of all the recipients make a significant difference in the lives of Veterans and their families. This is why we award the Veterans Ombudsman Commendation to deserving individuals and organizations each year.”

For details about the contribution of each 2016 recipients, consult the Ombudsman’s Commendation Recipient page or refer to the attached Backgrounder.

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