October 21, 2016

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National Aboriginal Day Ceremony of Remembrance
National Aboriginal Day Ceremony of Remembrance
With the GG
Summer Solstice Pow wow

Welcome to the Aboriginal Veterans Autochtones

Welcome to the Aboriginal Veterans Autochtones.

The Aboriginal Veterans Autochtones (AVA) is a nationally incorporated organization that represents the interests of Canadian Aboriginal Veterans and serving members who are of Aboriginal descent. This fills the void left by the dissolution of the National Aboriginal Veterans Association.

Minister Hehr concludes Stakeholder Summit

VACC Summit

 Ottawa — The Honourable Kent Hehr, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, today issued the following statement:

“Over the past two days, I, along with Parliamentary Secretary McCrimmon, and senior departmental officials, have had the invaluable opportunity to meet with Veterans, Veterans’ organizations, Advisory Group members and other stakeholder groups to talk about important and pressing issues for Veterans and their families. These Stakeholder Summits are a part of the Department’s commitment to Veterans’ organizations and to stakeholders to be more open and transparent, and they provide opportunities for us to hear what stakeholders have to say about current and future initiatives. 

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Minister of Veterans Affairs Commendation

Congratulations to John Jewitt and Gerry Dore on receiving the Minister of Veterans Affairs Commendation.

Since serving in uniform, many of Canada’s Veterans continue to provide outstanding service to their country, their communities and their fellow Veterans. To formally recognize the contributions of these outstanding Canadians, the Governor General authorized the creation of the Minister of Veterans Affairs Commendation.

The Commendation is awarded annually to individuals who have contributed in an exemplary manner to the care and well-being of Veterans or to the remembrance of the contributions, sacrifices and achievements of Veterans.

The Commendation is intended primarily for Veterans, but may be awarded to non-Veterans.

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