Volunteers are very important at CMHA-WECB. We appreciate the time and energy they dedicate in support of mental health services and fundraising events.
The Volunteer of the Year and Community Partner of Distinction awards are presented annually at our Annual General Meeting in recognition of an individual and organization who have gone above and beyond in making a difference to CMHA-WECB programs and services.
Nominations are now open for the 2023 Lois Hartford Volunteer of the Year, and the 2023 Community Partner of Distinction. The deadline for nomination submission is June 19, 2023.
Lois Hartford Volunteer of the Year Award Recipients
2022 – Sue Taylor
2021 – Sheila Duckett, Peg Leithead, Sandee McCarthy
2020 – Kandace Demarce
2019 – Jasmine Jasey
2018 – Gerry Kincaid
2017 – Bereaved Parents of Older Children Support Group
2016 – Larry Bannon
2015 – Robin Fletcher
Community Partner of Distinction Award
2022 – Migrant Worker Community Program
2021 – Assisted Living Southwestern Ontario
2020 – The Toldo Foundation
2019 – Windsor Family Health Team
2018 – Windsor-Essex Therapeutic Riding Association
2017 – Windsor Police Services, South West Detention Centre, C.O.A.S.T. (Community Outreach and Support Team)
2016 – Hotel-Dieu Grace Healthcare
The Carol Mueller Mental Health Champion Award
The Canadian Mental Health Association, Windsor-Essex County Branch (CMHA-WECB) awards the Carol Mueller Mental Health Champion award annually at the Wake Up, Speak Up event held each May during Mental Health Week. The award is presented to an organization or individual that continues the legacy of Carol to educate, raise awareness, and create a culture of help-seeking behavior in Windsor and Essex County.
2023 – Dr. Patrick Smith
2022 – No event due to COVID
2021 – Jeff Burrows
2020 – No event due to COVID
2019 – Bruce Krauter
2018 – Melissa Lywood