Liz Hoffman Memorial Commendation nominations

  • Submit a nomination 

    File Online

    Complete our online nomination form for prompt submission.

    E-mail

    Fill out the PDF version of the nomination form  and send it to us via e-mail.

    Mail

    Print the PDF version of the nomination form  and mail it to:

    Liz Hoffman Memorial Commendation
    Attn: Dominique-Emmanuelle Perreault
    Office of the DND/CF Ombudsman
    100 Metcalfe Street, 12th Floor
    Ottawa, ON CANADA
    K1P 5M1

    The Ombudsman’s Office will acknowledge the receipt of all submissions.

  • Criteria

    Anyone can nominate members of the Canadian Armed Forces, civilian employees in the Department of National Defence, or other members of the Defence community who demonstrate one or all of the following principles:

    • A willingness and ability to resolve problems informally and quickly, as well as to support alternative means of resolving disputes. 
    • The courage not to turn a blind eye to difficult situations, but to find ways to resolve them in a manner consistent with fairness, loyalty and integrity. 
    • The identification of issues of unfairness and a means of resolving them. 
    • A systemic approach to problem solving. 
    • The resourcefulness to propose or consider innovative solutions.
  • Selection process

    Members of the Ombudsman's Advisory Council, along with Liz Hoffman's daughter, review all submissions and recommend nominations to the Ombudsman. With this input, the Ombudsman selects a maximum of four recipients for the Liz Hoffman Memorial Commendation.

    All nominators and nominees – whether successful or unsuccessful – are advised, via a letter from the Ombudsman, of the outcome of the process.

  • Award

    Successful individuals/groups receive:

    • A glass sculpture created by a Canadian artist;
    • A citation; and
    • A trip to Ottawa to be recognized at a ceremony.*

    In previous years, the Minister of National Defence, the Associate Minister of National Defence, the Chief of the Defence Staff, the Vice Chief of the Defence Staff and numerous parliamentarians, senior leaders and officials have attended the lunch and ceremony honouring award recipients.

    *Note: For groups, up to two members will be invited to attend the luncheon and to receive the award and citation on behalf of the group.

Contact 

For more information, please contact:

Dominique-Emmanuelle Perreault
Senior Outreach Officer

Nomination status 

The deadline for nominations for the Liz Hoffman Memorial Commendations has been extended to June 15, 2020. 

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