Veterans Ombudsman’s Commendation
Overview and Nomination Form
What is the Veterans Ombudsman’s Commendation?
Many individuals and groups work courageously and tirelessly to identify and advance issues on behalf of Veterans of the Canadian Forces and the RCMP, and their families. It is often the work and drive of these individuals and groups that bring an issue to light and lay the groundwork for positive and lasting change for the Veterans community.
The Veterans Ombudsman, in consultation with the Veterans Ombudsman’s Advisory Committee, grants the Veterans Ombudsman’s Commendation in recognition of the efforts of these individuals and groups. The intent of the Veterans Ombudsman’s Commendation is to acknowledge the extraordinary dedication of individuals or groups regardless of the success of their efforts. The intent of the Commendation is not to endorse the substance and specifics of causes being promoted by award recipients. Recipients are honoured at an annual public ceremony.
What are the criteria for the Veterans Ombudsman’s Commendation?
To qualify for a Commendation, an individual or a group of individuals must meet one of the following criteria:
- Exceptional leadership, advocacy and/or activism on behalf of Veterans and/or their families.
- Outstanding contribution in promoting the fair treatment of Veterans and their families, in accordance with the Veterans Bill of Rights.
- Exceptional contribution in bringing about substantive change to address systemic issues and/or the needs and concerns of Veterans and their families.
Who can be nominated?
Any individual, group, business or association that has made an outstanding contribution to the well-being of Veterans and their families can be nominated.
How to nominate someone?
The nomination process is open to the public and forms are available on the Web site of the Office of the Veterans Ombudsman. Nominations should include a brief summary of why the candidate is deserving of the Veterans Ombudsman’s Commendation. The Advisory Committee will review the nominations and make recommendations to the Veterans Ombudsman.
Please send your nomination form and summary by mail, fax or electronically:
Office of the Veterans Ombudsman
1560–360 Albert Street
By Fax: 613-944-2939
By email: email@example.com