The Now We Are Stronger community conference provides an opportunity to celebrate key figures in the mental health landscape here in Alberta.
Everyone is welcome! Anyone may submit a nomination; nominators do not need to be CMHA Region or Board representatives. Nominees must meet the criteria of one of three potential awards, and be a citizen of Alberta.
Completed nominations must be received by May 11, 2018. Award winners will be recognized on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 during the Now We Are Stronger Conference. Travel support will be accessible to support participation of awarded recipients.
Celebrate a mental health champion in your community — nominate today!
Please submit nomination forms no later than May 11th, 2018. All forms can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
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 person with lived experience 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 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.
Awarded to a mental health professional or care worker or organization exhibiting special creativity and effectiveness in the provision of mental health care.