Inspiring Youth Award

The Award
This award recognizes and honours the meaningful contributions of an individual aged 18 or younger who positively impacted the mental health of their community during the COVID-19 pandemic. This can be interpreted broadly to include any act that improves individual or collective mental health and/or spirit.

This award is open to all Canadian residents age 18 of younger during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Programs, stand-alone acts and special initiatives are eligible for consideration. 

Nominations can be made by anyone impacted by an Inspiring Youth during the COVID-19 pandemic.

We are asking nominators to submit their nomination through our online form by September 15, 2021. The 250 to 500-word summary should touch on the eligibility criteria and illustrate why you feel that the nominee should win this award. The summaries will be reviewed by the selection committee. 

Additionally, nominations can include up to two testimonials and a letter of support from a community leader.

All recipients will be celebrated at our Pandemic Heroes – Standing Up for Mental Health Gala on Thursday, December 2, 2021 at the OMNI King Edward Hotel in Toronto, Ont.

Should you have any questions, please contact:
Darryl Mathers, Communications Officer
Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences
Tel: (905) 430-4055 ext. 6583
Cell: (905) 435-8623