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The nomination period for the Council of the Federation Award for Innovation in Mental Health and Addictions Care ends May 20, 2022.

Overview

The Council of the Federation Award for Innovation in Mental Health and Addictions Care rewards and supports achievement and innovation in the field of mental health and addiction care, and encourages others to be innovative in their work.

Mental health and addiction are complex issues that impact many Canadians. Innovation in the practice and knowledge regarding mental health and addiction care can benefit from a more collaborative approach by provinces and territories, and those who undertake that work should be recognized and celebrated.

Each Canadian province and territory will issue one award valued at $5,000. All recipients will be recognized nationally and used as examples to promote innovation and collaboration across Canada.

The award will recognize and support individuals and organizations who are excelling in the field of recovery-oriented mental health and addictions care. The aim is to reward achievement and innovation, and encourage others in the field to be innovative in their work. All recipients will be recognized nationally and used as examples to promote innovation and collaboration across Canada. The awards objective is to highlight innovation in the non-profit, private, and academic sectors, as well as Indigenous-led initiatives.

Eligibility

This one-time award will provide recognition and support for non-profits, community, private sector, academic and Indigenous-led initiatives across Canada.

Nominations must demonstrate how the initiative, project, study or program is:

  • Embracing innovation
  • Achieving success
  • Benefiting Albertans or other Canadians

Programs or services that are wholly government funded and run are not eligible for nomination.

How to nominate

To nominate an individual, team or organization, read the guidelines and complete the form. Self-nominations are permitted.

Step 1. Read the eligibility guidelines (above).

Step 2. Complete the nomination nomination form.

Include any supporting materials, as outlined in the nomination form, as part of your submission.

Nominee selection

After all nominations have been received, an internal selection panel will review them. A short list of candidates will be provided to the Associate Minister of Mental Health and Addictions for final selection.

Award recipients

A total of 13 awards will be presented across Canada, one from each province/territory. Each award will be accompanied by a $5,000 benefit and national recognition. The formal announcement of successful recipients will be led by the Council of the Federation in summer 2022.

Council of the Federation

Established in 2003, the Council of the Federation is made up on Canada’s 13 provincial and territorial premiers and promotes cooperation and collaboration to address common challenges and meet the changing needs of Canadians.

Contact

Connect with the Ministry of Health about the award:

Email: [email protected]

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