This award recognizes and honours the meaningful contributions of a private business which went above and beyond to support essential service workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. This can be interpreted broadly to include any act that improves individual or collective mental health and/or spirit.
Examples of meaningful contributions may include donations to essential service businesses or the leading of community campaigns to show support for those unable to work from home during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Media organizations who brought to light mental health issues impacting essential workers and society as a whole during the COVID-19 pandemic would also be an example of a Caring Partner.
This award is open to all Canadian-based businesses who have made a positive impact on the mental health of essential workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Programs, stand-alone acts and special initiatives are eligible for consideration.
Media organizations and private businesses are eligible.
Nominations can be made by businesses themselves as well as community members, essential workers and organizations impacted by the actions of the private business.
We are asking nominators to submit their nomination through our online form by August 27, 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.
Recipients will be notified by September 30, 2021.
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