Patti Moore Human Services Integration Award

Recognizing an OMSSA member or delegate 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 and in the development and/or application of the theory and practice of human services integration
  • Demonstrated experience and commitment in placing clients/people at the centre of the planning and administration of human services
  • Someone who has strengthened or broadened internal and external relationships to achieve a common vision of seamless service delivery

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 info@omssa.com by the nomination deadline

2021 Recipient

Cordelia Abankwa

Employment and Training Division

Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development


Past Recipients

  • 2020: Douglas Bartholomew-Saunders, Commisioner, Community Services, Region of Waterloo

  • 2019: Keith Palmer, Former Director of Community Services, County of Dufferin

  • 2018: Linda Mitchelson, Former Division Manager, Social Services, City of Peterborough 

  • 2017: David Landers, Former CAO, Cochrane DSSAB

  • 2016: Joe-Anne Priel, General Manager, City of Hamilton

  • 2014: Nancy Dickieson, Director, Children's Services, Region of Waterloo

  • 2013: Heather MacVicar, General Manager, Toronto Employment and Social Services, City of Toronto

  • 2012: David Court, Former CAO, Algoma District Social Services Administration Board

  • 2011: Patti Moore, General Manager, Health and Social Services, County of Norfolk