Hundreds of volunteers and staff members across Alberta make the Canadian Mental Health Association work. Without their dedicated efforts CMHA would be missing the leadership, direction and resources essential to a community-based organization.The Division Awards Program provides the opportunity to recognize the outstanding achievement of its volunteers, as well as individuals and organizations in the community who best exemplify the spirit of the CMHA in Alberta.
Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Alberta Division is pleased to announce the 2019 award nominations are now open! Each year, CMHA recognizes mental health leaders, innovators and volunteers who advance the mental health of all Albertans.
We encourage you to use the form below to nominate an individual or group for any one of the following awards:
Jillian Dacyk Award
This award is named for Jillian Dacyk, a 35 year CMHA Alberta staff member. Ms. Dacyk’s support for her coworkers and dedication to improving the mental health of all Albertans will live on through this award.
Nadine Stirling Memorial Award
The Award, originally the Consumer Award, was renamed in 1991 in memory of Nadine Stirling, the first Alberta Consumer Networker. It is awarded to a consumer or immediate family member in recognition of their effort to attack stigma and/or support the development of self-help initiatives or facilitate consumer participation. The staff member being nominated will exemplify the mission, vision and values of CMHA in their professional and personal interactions and demonstrate they share the values of CMHA. They will have made a significant impact within the mental health community through outstanding dedication, competence, exceptional performance and excellent service to their community and their workplace. (Please note this award has a seperate nomination form at the bottom of this page).
The Bettie Hewes Memorial Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service
The Award is named in remembrance of Bettie Hewes, former CMHA Alberta Division President, Regional Director and MLA. Bettie’s lifelong interest in mental health issues and her commitment to improving the quality of life for people with mental illness is an example to all. The Award honours a volunteer or volunteers who have given much time and effort in direct service or management or have promoted the goals of the Association throughout the community.
Created to honour those representatives in the media who have made outstanding contributions to the coverage of mental health issues and/or shown regular and continuous interest in promoting the Association’s goals and objectives and/or given special assistance in promotion of special events such as Mental Health Week.
Professional Care Award
Awarded to a professional mental health care worker or organization exhibiting special creativity and effectiveness in the provision of mental health care.
Special Service Award
Awarded to a service club, group or business which has aided the Association through financial or special service. More than one award may be given in any one year.
Workplace Wellness Award
Awarded to any organization from the public, private or voluntary sector, union or employee association which has demonstrated the promotion of mental health in the workplace and/or cooperation between employers, employees and community agencies within the workplace.
Please send completed forms to:
Michele Rowan, Executive Coordinator – CMHA Alberta
For a complete list of past award recipients, download Divisional Awards for All Years.
If you are looking for information about the Canadian Mental Health Association’s national awards, please visit CMHA National.