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 health of children and youth.
Community Program: Corporate, non-profit, or other organizational program or initiative that contributes to the healthy development of children and youth.
Help for Special Needs: Project/program or individual that enriches the lives of children and youth who are developmentally delayed, medically challenged, technologically dependent or who require complex or palliative care.
Connected Care: Partners working together to accomplish more than any one group can do alone to help kids and families be their healthiest.
Health Advocacy and Public Education: 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 benefit 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. This can be done by completing the Online Application Form.
You are also encouraged to nominate an organization, program or individual. To do so, please complete this Nomination Form. 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, 2014.
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 26th, 2014. Each award recipient will receive a commemorative plaque and $500 monetary reward that is slated for re-investment into the winning program.
For additional information, please contact:
Dennise Albrecht, Director of Partnerships and Advocacy, at 613-737-7600 ext 2220 or
Alyssa Nader at 613-737-7600 ext 3785.