Thinking of suicide or worried about someone you know? Call or text 9-8-8, toll-free, anytime, for support.

You are currently on the:

National Site

Visit our provincial websites

1978-1999 CMHA National Award Winners

The National Awards program recognizes the outstanding efforts of CMHA volunteers and staff members in communities throughout Canada who exemplify the spirit of the Association. CMHA salutes the award winners for their efforts to make a difference in mental health in Canada. The recipients of awards between 1978 and 1999 were as follows:

C.M. Hincks Award

Honouring the spirit and social commitment of the Canadian Mental Health Association founder.

1999 – Scott Simmie

1998 – Len Denton

1997 – Allan Blakeney

1996 – RCMP Aboriginal Policing Branch

1995 – Jessica Hill

1994 – Aleck Trawick

1993 – Pat Capponi

1992 – Dr. Cyril Greenland & Junior Achievement of Canada

1991 – Dr. Frederic L.R. Jackman

1990 – Dr. Harold A. Minden

1989 – Carla Anne McKague

1988 – Hon. David Peterson

1987 – Dr. Reva Gerstein

1986 – Dr. John D.M. Griffin

Special Recognition Award

1993 – Lorne Fraser

1992 – Anthony Dalmyn

1991 – Gary McPherson

1990 – Eugene Niles

1988 – Ray McConnell

1987 – Roy Challis

1986 – Ben Babelowsky, Marty Emmons, Paul Ginon & Paul Ginou

1985 – Linden McIntyre & John Trainor

1984 – Hon. Larry Grossman & Marvyn Novik

1983 – Dr. Ian M. McDonald & Wendy Koenig

1982 – Dennis Kealey

1981 – Winnie Norton

1980 – Peter Lougheed

1979 – Canadian Contract Bridge League

1978 – Associated Canadian Travellers with Saskatchewan

Work and Well-Being Award

1999 – VanCity Credit Union

1998 – Maritime Life Assurance Company

1997 – Northwood Pulp and Timber Limited

1996 – The Corporation of the City of Owen Sound

1995 – Mill Lane Enterprises of St. John’s Newfoundland

Outstanding Volunteer Service Award

For their hard work, time and effort towards many different services provided by CMHA in the field of mental health.

1999 – Joseph Zatylny

1998 – Sri Pendakur

1997 – John Flatt

1996 – Dr. Edward Pomeroy

1995 – Anthony Dalymyn

1994 – Cindy Roberts

1993 – Linda Trigg

1992 – Renee Cochard

1991 – Len Denton

1990 – John Trainor

1988 – Jack & Marjorie Keen

1987 – Stan Martin

1986 – Charlotte Cameron

1985 – Greg Donovan

1984 – Desmond Connor

1983 – Hester Buchanan

1982 – Judge George LeVatte

1981 – Brian Crane

1980 – Eric Morris

Consumer Participation Award

For their self-determination and advocacy as exemplified by the late Nadine Stirling. For their work in promoting and facilitating consumer participation. This award was initiated 1989.

1999 – Dr. Britt Bright (consumer) & Dr. Enid Weiner (non-consumer)

1996 – Jayne Whyte (consumer) & Bonnie Pape (non-consumer)

1995 – Doug Crossman (non-consumer) & Glen Dewar (consumer)

1994 – Carol Burnie (consumer)

1993 – Jean-Pierre Galipeault (consumer)

1992 – Ann Getty (non-consumer) & Vince Van de Pol (consumer)

1991 – Barbara Evans (consumer)

1990 – Prince Albert Nesters Group (consumer) & Dr. David Millar (non-consumer)

1989 – Lucien Landry (consumer)

Staff Award

For their exemplary efforts as a CMHA staff members. Sponsored by Comprehensive Benefit Solutions Limited.

1999 – Bev Gutray

1998 – Al James

1997 – Mark Graham

1996 – John Jones

1995 – Steve Lurie

1994 – Jeannine Hurd

1993 – Ron LaJeunesse

1992 – Vernon Branch Staff

Marjorie Hiscott Keyes Award

For their interest, compassion and understanding as a psychiatric nurse working with persons with mental illness.

1999 – Linda Wowk

1997-1998 – Leah Mayne Cainey

1996 – Sheri Senum

1995 – Jennifer Pyke

1994 – Margaret Osborne

1993 – Karen Finestone

1992 – Annette Osted

1991 – Alberta Hospital Ponoka, George Bakewell, William Kinnear, George Crowhursy & Fay Dennis

1990 – Wilma Perry

1989 – Karen Lethbridge

1988 – Emily Bryant

1987 – Rita Coghill

1986 – Mary-Teresa Donomme, Barbara Avis & Wendy Koenig

1985 – Ellie Shortt

1984 – Madame Gaytane Trudel-Rivard & Paul Marcel

1983 – Barbara Avis, RN

1982-1981 – Sylvia Jean Walker

1980 – Helena Merry

1979 – Nora O’Brien

Media Award

1999 – Karin Wells (CBC Radio & B.C. Association of Broadcasters)

1998 – Visions

1997 – Visions

1996 – Scott McKeen (Edmonton Journal)

1995 – The Georgia Straight

1993 – Alain Bouchard (Le Soleil)

1992 – Dawn Hanna (The Vancouver Sun)

1991 – Isabel Bassett (CFTO-TV, “Beyond the Blues”) & Vern Greenshields (The Taber Times)