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2017 Veterans Ombudsman Commendation

February 21, 2017

Members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police marching.


Each year, the Veterans Ombudsman recognizes the dedication and compassion of Canadians across the country who have gone above and beyond the call of duty in helping Veterans of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), and their families.


Nominations for the 2017 Veterans Ombudsman Commendation will be accepted for eight weeks, from February 6th to March 31st, 2017. You may nominate anyone—an individual, group or organization—who you believe deserves to be recognized for their commitment 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. Be sure to consult the nomination guidelines for more details.

The deadline to submit a nomination is March 31st, 2017. Completed forms can be sent electronically to communication@ombudsman-veterans.gc.ca. They can also be sent by fax to 613-944-2939 or by mail to the following address:


Office of the Veterans Ombudsman 
360 Albert Street, Suite 1560 
Ottawa, Ontario K1R 7X7

Thank you for supporting Canadian Veterans and their families!