Mental Health Group Awards Its Champions

This is a release from Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health:

Yesterday, as part of Mental Health Week, the Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health (CAMIMH) hosted the 16th annual Champions of Mental Health Awards in Ottawa.

Each year, CAMIMH selects individuals and organizations through a national nomination campaign that have made an outstanding contribution to mental health in Canada.

The Awards included a keynote address by the Honourable Ginette Petitpas-Taylor, Minister of Health and remarks by Mary Deacon, Chair of Bell Let’s Talk. The emcee for the evening is comedian, author, and mental health advocate, Jessica Holmes. 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 our presenting sponsor, Bell Let’s Talk.

“The Champions of Mental Health Awards is one of the premier events of Mental Health Week, attended by Parliamentarians, business and community leaders, and many in the mental health community itself,” said Fred Phelps CAMIMH Campaign Chair. “It’s a time to celebrate some of Canada’s leading mental health advocates and to learn about the amazing work they are doing in their communities and across the country.”

Congratulations to the 2018 Champions of Mental Health:


  • MEDIATraci Melchor (Toronto, ON)

  • COMMUNITY (INDIVIDUAL):  Josée Parent (Sherbrooke, QC)

  • COMMUNITY (ORGANIZATION): The British Columbia Aboriginal Network on Disability Society (Victoria, BC)

  • INNOVATION – RESEARCHER OR CLINICIAN: Dr. Stanley Kutcher (Halifax, NS)

  • PARLIAMENTARIAN: Majid Jowhari, MP (Richmond Hill, ON)

  • WORKPLACE MENTAL HEALTH: Linda Corkum (Halifax, NS)


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