Local Municipal Champion Award

Recognizing the great work done in advancing excellence in human services integration and service system management by teams from CMSMs and DSSABs across the province. Teams may include CMSM and DSSAB staff in partnership with community organizations and/or initiatives where CMSM and DSSAB staff work together with their communities.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Teams of at least two different partners (groups or individuals); this is not an award for individual achievement.

  • The results of teams work must demonstrate a contribution to the advancement of human services integration.

  • The results of teams work must demonstrate a contribution to the advancement of local service system management.

Nomination Process

  • The nominator must be the designated lead representative to OMSSA from each CMSM and DSSAB (i.e. the Commissioner, CAO of a DSSAB or General Manager etc.)

  • Each CMSM and DSSAB may be nominated one team per year

  • The total number of award recipients is limited to fifteen (15) teams per year

2019 nominations closed on March 1, 2019. Nominations for OMSSA's 2020 awards will open in late 2019.  


Recipients are honoured each year at OMSSA's Annual Leadership Symposium.

2019 Recipients

  • 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

2018 Recipients

  • Community Safety and Well-Being Plan, Region of Halton

  • Big Community Impact, City of Brantford 

  • Pathway to Potential (P2P) Team, City of Windsor

  • DC Moves and Headwaters Communities in Action (HCIA), County of Dufferin

  • Building Employment Niagara Networks (BENN) Project Team, Region of Niagara

  • High-Needs Homeless Initiative, District of Thunder Bay (DSSAB)