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mindyourmind wins CAMIMH's 'Champions of Mental Health' Award

April 8, 2013 - Today, the Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health (CAMIMH) officially announced the winners of the Champions of Mental Health Awards for 2013. The annual Champions. Awards bring together political decision makers, business leaders, members of the national media, sponsors and other stakeholders to celebrate individuals and organizations whose outstanding contributions have advanced the mental health agenda in Canada in the past year.

“We had a remarkable group of more than fifty nominations this year from across the country,” stated Dr. Karen Cohen, Chair of Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW) 2013. “There were many outstanding candidates and decision-making was difficult. The winners are an excellent representation of the kind of innovative and diverse work being done in the service of mental health.”

The Champions of Mental Health Awards are a key component of CAMIMH’s annual awareness campaigns and are made possible through the generous support of its presenting sponsor Bell, as part of the Bell Let’s Talk mental health initiative. The gala to honour the 2013 Champions of Mental Health Awards recipients will take place on May 6th 2013 in Ottawa at the Château Laurier.

 

The winners of the 2013 Champions of Mental Health Awards are:

Community Individual: Eric Windeler, Founder and Lead Volunteer, The Jack Project from Ontario

Community Organization: mindyourmind, A non-profit organization with programs for youth mental health engagement

Parliamentarian: The Honourable Bob Rae, Liberal Leader and Member of Parliament for Toronto - Centre

Private Sector Individual: Emily Doer, Creator Tea for E|D - A tea party fundraiser for eating disorders, from Manitoba

Public Sector Individual: Candice Waddell, A Registered Psychiatric Nurse who has dedicated herself to providing leadership and community advocacy projects in Nunavut

Research: Dr. Tina Montreuil, A psychologist researcher in treatment of first episode psychosis at the PEPP Clinic of the Douglas Institute, McGill University