Awards & Recognition

OMSSA will once again celebrate the progress made in investing in people by celebrating recipients during our annual conference. OMSSA Awards celebrate 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 2017 Awards and Recognition Program will be presented during OMSSA’s Leadership Symposium in Toronto from May 28-30.

2017 Award Recipients

The following is a summary of award winners for OMSSA's Awards and Recognition Program.

Lifetime Achievement Award - 2017 Recipients

  • Adelina Urbanski, Former Commissioner, Community Health Services, Region of York
  • Mary Beth Jonz, Former Director of Children’s Services, Region of Halton
  • Brenda Wilton, Children’s Services Manager, Social Services & Housing, County of Bruce
  • Stephen Arbuckle, Former Manager, Housing Services, City of Ottawa

Local Municipal Champions Award - 2017 Recipients


Champion of Human Services Award - 2017 Recipient

  • Terry CookePresident & CEO, Hamilton Community Foundation

Patti Moore Human Services Integration Award - 2017 Recipient

Municipal Accessibility Award - 2017 Recipients