Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence

June 05, 2009 20:44 ET

Canadian Forces Liaison Council Presents the 2009 National Employer Support Awards

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 5, 2009) - The Canadian Forces Liaison Council (CFLC) presented the Eighth Biennial National Awards on Friday, June 5, 2009. Fifteen organizations from across Canada, including government, business and educational institutions, received awards for their outstanding support to Canada's Reserve Force.

Mr. Laurie Hawn, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Defence, General Walt Natynczyk, Chief of the Defence Staff, and other senior civilian and military personnel were in attendance. Well-known broadcast journalist Don Newman hosted the awards ceremony.

The CFLC congratulates and thanks the following organizations for their ongoing support to Canada's Reserve Force:

- General Dynamics Canada Ltd.

- Windsor Police Service

- York Regional Police

- Universite du Quebec a Trois-Rivieres

- City of Calgary

- HHM Transportation Solutions

- Ladner / St. Stephen's Pastoral Charge, United Church of Canada

- D.A. Watt Consulting Group, Ltd.

- Saskatoon District Health Board

- Simplot Canada, Ltd.

- Commission Scolaire Harricana

- University of New Brunswick, Dean of Science

- Sobey's Inc.

- Federal Express Canada (FedEx)

- Eastern School District (St. John's NL)

Official awards ceremonies provide a way to recognize supportive employers nominated by individual Reservist employees. These awards support the mission of the CFLC: To educate organization leaders on the CF Reserves and encourage them to support training and operations with minimal impact on the Reservist.

The CFLC is a group of civilian business leaders and educators who volunteer their time and effort to promote the primary Reserve Force - Canada's part-time military - by highlighting the benefits of Reserve Force training and experience in the civilian workplace.

The mandate of the CFLC is to enhance the availability of Reservists for military duty by obtaining the support and co-operation of organization leaders in Canada. The CFLC's vision is that all organization leaders in Canada actively support Reservists.

Further details about CFLC or the Reserve Force Employer Support Program are available online at

Contact Information

  • Captain John Weingardt
    Public Affairs Representative
    Chief Reserves and Cadets
    Ms. Myriam Bower
    613-995-8893 or 613-608-2185