The MHCC’s 5th Anniversary National Mental Health Award winners and honourable mentions will be unveiled October 16, 2012 in Ottawa, Ontario.
The Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) created the 5th Anniversary National Mental Health Awards to recognize initiatives across Canada that are contributing to improving mental health. The awards coincide with the half way point in the Commission’s 10-year mandate.
The organizations behind these initiatives have demonstrated leadership, creativity and commitment in the advancement of our collective understanding of mental health problems and illnesses.
The MHCC’s 5th Anniversary National Mental Health Awards are designed to:
- Engage stakeholders
Links between stakeholders are better understood, consciously developed and effectively promoted.
- Promote mental health in Canada
The importance of mental health and the impact of mental illness are nationally recognized, and stakeholders are supported as they engage in the exchange of innovative ideas and practices.
- Enable ongoing improvements to services and supports
The resources available to those living with mental illness, and to their network of support, are enhanced through the promotion of successful initiatives and the creation and support of opportunities to collaborate and share experiences and expertise.
In order to be eligible for consideration in the MHCC’s 5th Anniversary National Mental Health Awards, initiatives had to meet posted criteria and undergo a three step adjudication process.