Call for nominations: Lighthouse awards

Ontario Peer Development Initiative invites nominations for our Eighth Annual Lighthouse Awards, to be presented October 2nd at our "Mobilizing Peer Support in Ontario" Conference and Annual General Meeting event.

There are five potential awards to be presented, in the following two categories:

Awards to Individuals

These include the Peer of the Year Award for excellence in peer support, the Unsung Hero Award for someone whose contribution to mental health/addiction work has not been recognized at a provincial level, and the Pay it Forward Award for someone who has overcome extreme challenges including poverty, and still managed to contribute their time, expertise and support for the good of others.

OPDI will award in one or all of the above three categories, depending upon receiving suitable nominations.

Awards to organizations

These include the Innovators Award for organizations, whether peer-run or clinical, that implement innovative practices or ideas to serve clients with mental health/addiction issues; and the Community Builders Award for organizations, media outlets, or public figures who contribute to the mental health/addiction and/or peer support community through their work.  

Whenever awards in both of the categories named above are presented, one will go to an OPDI member and the other to a non-member. 

Download the brochure, poster, and nomination forms below:

Brochure (Cover-Back)
Brochure (Inside)
2017 Lighthouse Nomination Form for Individual

2017 Lighthouse Nomination Form for Organization

Deadline for nomination submissions: Saturday, September 2, 2017.

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