Nomination, Recognition & Past Recipients

Champion of Human Services Award

Purpose

This award recognizes a champion who has displayed extraordinary leadership and made an exceptional contribution to human services, based on the discretion and nomination by the OMSSA Board of Directors.

Process

The recipient of this award is decided by the OMSSA Board of Directors. Eligibility criteria include:

  • A proven and respected track record of achievement in human services
  • Someone who is recognized as a thought leader in human services
  • Someone whose work has been provincially or nationally significant
  • Someone who will help strengthen or broaden external relationships with other organizations 
  • Someone who will be inspirational and motivational to OMSSA members
  • Someone who is, or was, alive in the two years preceding the month in which the award is given

Recognition

The recipient is honored at OMSSA's Annual Learning Symposium in June.

Past Recipients

2017

Terry Cooke

2016

Ratna Omidvar

2015

Art Eggleton & Hugh Segal

2014

Janet Gasparini

2013

Clyde Hertzman

2012

Armine Yalnizyan

2011

Sherri Torjman