Awards and 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 planning, managing and delivering quality human services in Ontario.

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Local Municipal Champion Award

Recognizing outstanding teams who have advanced excellence in service integration and service system management.

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Lifetime Achievement Award

Recognizing the long-standing contributions of OMSSA members who have recently retired or are soon to be retired.

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Patti Moore Human Services Integration Award

Recognizing a member or delegate who has displayed extraordinary leadership and made an exceptional contribution to human services.

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Champion of Human Services Award

Recognizing a champion who has displayed extraordinary leadership and made an exceptional contribution to human services.

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Young Leader Award

Honouring an individual 30 years or younger who has been recognized as a leader, created change, and strengthened leadership in their community. 

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2019 nominations are now closed

2019 Award Winners will be recognized at the 2019 Leadership Symposium and AGM May 13-15 in Thunder Bay. 




Questions about OMSSA's Awards and Recognition Program?

Contact Chantille Davis



Congratulations to
our 2019 Winners!

Local Municipal Champions

Parkers Project Collaborative, City of Brantford

Guelph-Wellington 20,000 Homes Campaign, County of Wellington

Homelessness Prevention Team, District of Sault Ste. Marie

Modernized Service Delivery Model for Child Care Subsidy, City of Toronto

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Lifetime Achievement Award

Beth Nowak, Director of Childrens Services, Cochrane DDSAB

Gayle Montgomery, Circles Coordinator and National Recruiter for Circles Canada, County of Lambton

Rick Williams, Former CAO, District of Muskoka

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Patti Moore Human Services Integration Award

Keith Palmer, Former Director of Community Services, County of Dufferin

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Champion of Human Services Award

Jim Grieve, Former Assistant Deputy Minister, Ontario Ministry of Education

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Young Leader Award

Autumn Peltier, Water Advocate, Wikwemikong First Nation

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