Ombudsman Invites Members of Canada’s Defence Community to the Annual Liz Hoffman Commendations Ceremony

Ombudsman Message

October 17, 2017

Members of Canada’s Defence community are invited to the Ombudsman’s 16th annual commendations ceremony in Ottawa. I will be presenting four extraordinary individuals with the Liz Hoffman Memorial Commendation.

Liz Hoffman was an investigator with our Office who had a deeply rooted sense of fairness and was a tremendous force for positive change. This commendation allows us to recognize those in the Defence community who, like Liz, are dedicated to helping others and making a difference.

This year’s recipients are Ms. Margaret A. MacKenzie (Virtual Program Coordinator for the Military Family Resource Centre in Prince Edward Island), Ms. Marie-Claude Michaud (Executive Director of the Valcartier Family Centre), and Ms. Michelle Levesque and Mrs. Cynthia Mills (creators of the Canadian Military Family Magazine).These four recipients translated their dedication and inspiration into action. They changed lives or brought about significant and lasting change at National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces.

Our commendations ceremony will take place on Thursday, October 19, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. in the Warrant Officers’ and Sergeants’ Mess in Ottawa, Ontario (4 Queen Elizabeth Drive). I hope everyone will consider joining us to recognize the outstanding achievements of four members of our Defence community.

Please inform Ms. Dominique Perreault (mailto: if you plan to attend.

Gary Walbourne

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