We are pleased to announce that the Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health (CAMIMH) has opened its online portal for nominations for the Champions of Mental Health Awards. The Champions Awards is an annual gala, held during CMHA Mental Health Week, devoted to recognizing outstanding individuals and organizations for their contributions to mental health.
“The Champion Awards offer a wonderful opportunity to recognize the achievements of Canadians in the mental health community,” says Dr. Patrick Smith, National CEO of CMHA. “As a member of CAMIMH, CMHA is pleased to join in the call for nominations.”
This year, nominations will be accepted in the following categories:
1. The Sharon Johnston Champion of Mental Health Award for Youth – Any Canadian 21 and younger who has shown leadership in his or her community in promoting mental health and/or mental illness awareness, or any organization dedicated to providing services for youth
2. Media – Any media personality or outlet who has contributed to public awareness of mental health or mental illness awareness
3. Workplace Mental Health – Any employer or employee who has contributed to creating a mentally healthy workplace for staff
4. Community Organization – Any organization that has provided great public service to community members experiencing mental illness
5. Community Individual – Any person, who through personal commitment, has increased awareness about mental illness or reduced stigma in his or her community
6. Parliamentarian – Any provincial or federal Parliamentarian who has advanced the mental health agenda in Canada
7. Innovation – Researcher or Clinician – An innovative person or organization that through their work has advanced the mental health agenda in Canada
CMHA encourages Canadians to nominate their peers here by February 23, 2018. The awards will be held during CMHA Mental Health Week, on May 8, 2018 at Shaw Centre in Ottawa.
Established in 1998, the Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health (CAMIMH) is an alliance of mental health organizations comprised of health care providers and organizations representing persons with mental illness and their families and caregivers. CAMIMH’s mandate is to ensure that mental health is placed on the national agenda so that persons with a lived experience of mental illness and their families receive appropriate access to care and support. CMHA is a proud member of CAMIMH.