Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence

March 24, 2009 10:54 ET

Provincial Awards Ceremony Recognizes Employers Who Support Canadian Forces Reservists

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - March 24, 2009) - Brigadier-General Guy Laroche, Commander Land Force Quebec Area, presided over an awards ceremony organized by the Canadian Forces Liaison Council (CFLC) on Thursday, March 19, at The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) of Canada Armoury, Montreal.

The ceremony recognized civilian employers who have shown support toward employees who are also Reservists in the Canadian Forces (CF).

Also in attendance was Ms. Valerie Keyes, Executive Director of the CFLC and Mr. Jean Fournier, provincial Chair for Quebec.

The following organizations received provincial awards:

- MacDonald High School, Lester B. Pearson School Board

- DOMTAR

- Pratt & Whitney Canada

- Arrimage du St.-Laurent

- CFP Mont-Joli, MITIS

- Dessau

- Universite du Quebec a Trois-Rivieres

- Commission Scolaire Harricana

- GFMD Experts Conseil

- Mallette, SENCRL

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 their 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.

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 Reserve Force and encourage them to support training and operations with minimal impact on the Reservist.

To educate organization leaders on the Reserve Force and encourage them to support training and operations with minimal impact on the Reservist.

Contact Information

  • Col Gilles D'Amours
    Provincial Liaison Officer
    418-860-8130
    or
    Captain John Weingardt
    Public Affairs Officer
    Chief Reserves and Cadets
    613-996-6135
    or
    CFLC Secretariat
    1-800-567-9908
    cflc@forces.gc.ca
    www.cflc.forces.gc.ca