Champion of Human Services Award

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

2021 Nominations Closed

Thank you to all members who submitted nominations for this award. Stay tuned for updates. 

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 is now closed!

  • 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 by the nomination deadline

2021 Recipient

Dr. Kwame McKenzie

Wellesley Institute

Past Recipients

  • 2020: Dr. Gary Bloch

  • 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