Nominate a colleague for a Deputy Minister Commendation Wellness Award

November 5, 2020 – Defence Stories

DM Commendations Program

We are pleased to announce that the DM Commendations Program has been re-launched as a complimentary program to the Celebrating Excellence Awards!

Do you know any Defence Team all stars who’ve made their mark on the organization? If so, here’s your chance to nominate them for one of the four award categories!

The award categories for the 2020/2021 program have been selected to support emerging priorities for National Defence. Each quarter represents a different theme and award category.

The four awards categories are:

  1. Youth/Student Award (Q2)
  2. Wellness Award (Q3)
  3. Diversity and Inclusion Award (Q4)
  4. Environment Award (Q1)

This quarter, we are accepting nominations for the Wellness Award! Find out below if your nominee meets the criteria.

Wellness Award

This award recognizes individuals or teams who have positively impacted either physical or mental wellness in the workplace.

The individual or team must demonstrate 1 or more of the following criteria:

Do you know a health advocate or a team (maximum 10 individuals) who have positively impacted the Department of National Defence? If the answer is yes, nominate them for an award today!

The nomination deadline for this quarter is December 30, 2020. Recipients will be invited to the Deputy Minister’s office to receive their award in January 2021.

For additional resources regarding the DM Commendations Program or to find a nomination form, please visit the DM Commendations page or HR Go RH.

To submit a nomination or ask a question you can e-mail the Corporate Awards and Recognition Secretariat at

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