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GE Receives Award for Employer Support of Lorne Scots

General Electric received the Award for Most Supportive Employer in Ontario in a ceremony Friday at the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa. The Canadian Forces Liaison Council (CFLC) presented the award to Ms. Anna Cvevich, Vice President, Human Resources at the Council’s Tenth Biennial National Employer Support Awards. The awards are held to recognize and honour government business and educational institutions for their support of the Primary Reserve Force.

WO Gillies presents the CFLC Employer Support Award to GE

“GE has gone above and beyond expectations to support time off for lengthy military courses and deployments. In addition to that GE has demonstrated patience and understanding as employees await confirmation of training dates”, said Warrant Officer Dan Gillies, a member of the Lorne Scots (Peel, Dufferin, and Halton Regiment), who nominated General Electric to receive the award. Gilles, who resides of Fergus, Ontario, joined the Reserves in 1994, and has participated in numerous training exercises in Canada, the United States, and Great Britain. He has worked as a Field Manager with General Electric for the past ten years.

General Electric employs many employees with military experience, and is an active recruiter of CF members, both Regular Force and Reserve, establishing a designated internet link for members to apply through. The company has also established the GE Veteran’s Network in Canada, and supports the True Patriot Love organization by sponsoring two corporate tables over the last four years so that its Reservists employees of can attend the sponsored events with their spouses.

Vice-Admiral Bruce Donaldson, Vice Chief of the Defence Staff, and many other senior military and government officials were among the more than 150 guests in attendance at the awards ceremony. Retired veteran journalist, Mr. Don Newman served as master of ceremonies for the event, which was held amidst the historic military collection of the Canadian War Museum’s LeBreton Gallery. 19 organizations from across Canada, including businesses and academic institutions, were recognized for their outstanding support to Canadian Armed Forces Reserve.

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. The CFLC’s vision is that all organization leaders in Canada actively support Reservists.

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For more information please contact Captain Ryan Barber, Public Affairs Representative, Chief Reserves and Cadets at 613-992-1387 or

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

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