Champion of Human Services Award

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

Selection Process

The recipient of this annual award is nominated by OMSSA's Awards and Nomination Committee and selected by OMSSA's Board of Directors. Selection criteria includes:

  • 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

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