Healthcare Hero Award

The Award
This award recognizes and honours healthcare workers who enhanced the mental health of colleagues, patients and/or community members while continuing to provide direct patient care during the COVID-19 pandemic.  

This can be interpreted broadly to include any act that improves individual or collective mental health and/or spirit.

Eligibility
This award is open to all Canadian-based healthcare workers who have made a positive impact on the mental health of colleagues, patients and/or community members. 

Development of programs as well as stand-alone acts and special initiatives are eligible for consideration. 

Individual or a team of healthcare workers employed in hospital, long-term care, clinic or community care settings are eligible.

Nominations
Nominations can be made by employers as well as colleagues, patients or community members impacted by the healthcare worker’s commitment to mental health. 

We are asking nominators to submit their nomination through our online form by September 15, 2021. The 250 to 500-word summary should touch on the eligibility criteria and illustrate why you feel that the nominee should win this award. The summaries will be reviewed by the selection committee. 

Additionally, nominations can include up to two testimonials and a letter of support from an organization or community leader.

All recipients will be celebrated at our Pandemic Heroes – Standing Up for Mental Health Gala on Thursday, December 2, 2021 at the OMNI King Edward Hotel in Toronto, Ont.

Should you have any questions, please contact:
Darryl Mathers, Communications Officer
Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences
Tel: (905) 430-4055 ext. 6583
Cell: (905) 435-8623
mathersd@ontarioshores.ca