The CHEO Healthy Kids Awards is an annual awards program recognizing people and programs in the community that have done exceptional work in helping to promoting the healthy development of children and youth.
We are looking for individuals, organizations or corporations that go that “extra mile”, whose work goes “above and beyond” other initiatives. Winners might include coaches, teachers, students, volunteers, community groups, advocates, health service providers, social service agencies or companies who are helping keep the kids in our community healthy and safe.
Youth for Youth: Initiatives/programs created by youth, for youth.
Community Champion: An individual who has really gone the extra mile to encourage the mental or physical development of children and youth.
Community Program: Corporate, non-profit, or other organizational program that contributes to the healthy development of children and youth.
Help for Special Needs: Projects/programs that enrich the lives of children and youth who are developmentally delayed, medically challenged, technologically dependent or who require complex or palliative care.
Innovation & Research: Individual or organization that contributes meaningful data, indicators or approaches to improve how we care for children and youth in our community.
Public Awareness/Policy: Individual or organization raising visibility for a key issue that impacts the health of children and youth, or influences a change in government policy that will positively kids and families.
Applicants or nominees must be Canadian organizations or Canadian residents that are not current physicians, staff members or board members of CHEO or the CHEO Foundation. The program/activity in question must directly impact a community in the Champlain LHIN region, and including the City of Ottawa and the Counties of: Renfrew; Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry; Prescott Russell and Lanark, Leeds and Grenville.
Nominating yourself and nominating others...
Organizations, programs or individuals are encouraged to self-nominate.
You are also encouraged to nominate an organization, program or individual. After CHEO has received your nomination form, the nominee will be contacted by CHEO and asked to complete an Application Form. The information provided by the nominee will be used in the evaluation process.
All applications or nominations must be completed by 5 pm ET on January 31st, 2013.
A nonpartisan evaluation committee will review all applicants. The committee will have representation from health care providers, community parents, and CHEO’s Advocacy Committee.
Winners will be recognized at a special celebration that will take March 21st, 2013. Each award recipient will receive a commemorative plaque and $500 monetary reward that is slated for re-investment into the winning program.