Awards & Recognition

OMSSA's Awards and Recognition Program recognizes individuals and organizations who have made outstanding contributions to both OMSSA and their communities, recognizing their commitment to plan, manage and deliver quality human services in Ontario.

The 2018 Awards and Recognition Program will be presented during OMSSA’s Leadership Symposium. To learn more about these award categories please click on the following links below:

Lifetime Acheivement Award

Local Municipal Champions

2018 Award Recipients

The following is a summary of award winners for OMSSA's Awards and Recognition Program. Congratulations to all individuals and teams for their accomplishments!

Lifetime Achievement Award - 2018 Recipients

  • Linda Mitchelson, Former Division Manager, Social Services, City of Peterborough
  • Bruno Ierullo, Executive Director of Employment and Social Services, City of Windsor
  • Roxanne Lambert, Director of Children's Services, Region of Durham
  • Lucy Sobczyk, Manager, Homelessness and Housing Support Services, City of Windsor
  • Joe-Anne Priel, Former General Manager, Community and Emergency Services Department, City of Hamilton
  • Walter Burt, Manager, Social Assistance, Prince Edward Lennox & Addington Social Services
  • Mary Lou White, Children's Services Manager, County of Lanark

Local Municipal Champions Award - 2018 Recipients


Champion of Human Services Award - 2018 Recipient

  • Janet Menard, Deputy Minister - Ministry of Community & Social Services

Patti Moore Human Services Integration Award - 2018 Recipient

  • Linda Mitchelson, Former Division Manager, Social Services - City of Peterborough