Champion of Human Services Award


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

2021 Nominations

Nominations for our 2021 Awards are now open! Submit your nomination by September 15, 2021.

Eligibility Criteria

  • 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 and/or nationally significant

Nomination Process

Nominations for our 2021 Awards are now open!

  • Any OMSSA member can nominate another individual, including themselves

  • Only one nomination per member will be accepted

  • Nominators must receive sign-off from their Commissioner/Lead

To submit a nomination:

  • Download the fillable nomination form

  • Fill out the form to provide details about your nominee

  • Send your completed form back to us as a PDF by email at info@omssa.com by the nomination deadline

2020 Recipient

Dr. Gary Bloch

St. Michael's Hospital



Past Recipients

  • 2019: Jim Grieve

  • 2018: Janet Menard

  • 2017: Terry Cooke

  • 2016: Ratna Omidvar

  • 2015: Art Eggleton and Hugh Segal

  • 2014: Janet Gasparini

  • 2013: Clyde Hertzman

  • 2012: Armine Yalnizyan

  • 2011: Sherri Torjman