Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence

March 16, 2009 13:00 ET

Provincial Awards Ceremony Recognizes Employers who Support Canadian Forces Reservists

ST. JOHN'S, NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR--(Marketwire - March 16, 2009) - The Honourable John C. Crosbie, Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador, presided over an awards ceremony organized by the Canadian Forces Liaison Council (CFLC) on Wednesday, March 4, at Government House, in St. John's. The ceremony recognized civilian employers who have shown support toward employees who are also Reservists in the Canadian Forces (CF).

Also in attendance were Mr. Bill Mahoney, Provincial Chair of the CFLC for Newfoundland and Labrador, and Commodore Viateur Tremblay, Director General Reserves and Cadets, from National Defence Headquarters.

"It is a pleasure to recognize the important contributions of these employers and educators," said Commodore Tremblay. "Their generous support of Canadian Forces Reservists contributes significantly to the defence of Canada."

The following organizations received provincial awards:

- BMO Bank of Montreal;

- Central Health;

- Eastern School District;

- Faculty of Engineering & Applied Science, Memorial University of Newfoundland;

- Her Majesty's Penitentiary;

- HHM Transportation Solutions;

- North Atlantic Refining Ltd.; and

- Toyota Plaza.

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 to 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. CFLC's vision is that all organization leaders in Canada actively support Reservists.

Official awards ceremonies are one means of recognizing supportive employers, who are nominated by individual Reservist employees. These awards enable 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.

Further details about CFLC or the Reserve Force Employer Support Program can be found on the Internet at

Contact Information

  • CFLC Newfoundland and Labrador
    Mr. Bill Mahoney
    Provincial Chair
    Lieutenant-Commander Margaret Morris
    Liaison Officer
    709-765-4451 (Cell.)
    Chief Reserves and Cadets
    Captain John Weingardt
    Public Affairs Officer
    CFLC Secretariat