Momentum Awards

On May 10, 2018, we will be hosting an inaugural celebration of Edmonton’s mental health community, recognizing both individuals and organizations in our city who have championed mental health initiatives and are making a difference in our community. The event will include a lunch reception and awards ceremony. The awards will recognize mental health leaders in varying categories including media, workplace, social media or blog, elected officials as well as emerging, young leaders.

Your participation in Momentum Walk-in Counselling’s first annual Mental Health Awards is an integral part in strengthening Edmonton’s mental health community. This is an opportunity to support and recognize the individuals and organizations taking significant steps to address mental health.

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Apply for Individual Awards | Apply for Group/Organization Awards | Becoming a Sponsor

 

Nominate a Mental Health Champion

While the struggle with mental health issues can often be lonely, the path to improving mental health services and removing the stigma is a team effort. As Edmonton’s mental health triage centre, we are taking time this year to celebrate the people and organizations who are making a difference in the mental health community.

Application Process

Nominees must:

Please note that all event sponsors are eligible to apply, and unless otherwise stated, there is no age restriction.

The 2018 Momentum Mental Health Awards Recipients will be selected by an independent panel of judges.

To submit your nomination please find the link in the award description, fill out and submit. For questions, please contact boardchairman@walkinedmonton.org. Thank you in advance for your effort to bring attention to those making positive changes in the community for mental health.

Individual Awards

Awarded to any person who has exemplified leadership in their efforts to raise awareness for and/or reduce the stigma around mental health in their community. This person has worked to drive awareness and build community partnerships, with the goal of advancing their work and the work of others in the mental health community. They have created space for discussions and for open conversations with other active members in their community on the stigma surrounding mental health and how to advocate for change.

Requirements

Nominees for the Leadership Award must be:

  • At least 25 years of age by application closing date
  • Able to speak to:
    • How they have worked to reduce or remove the stigma surrounding the mental health conversation in their community.
    • What they have created in collaboration with other partners or community groups, with the goal of furthering the mental health conversation in their community.
    • The direct impact their work has had on the mental health community

 

Nominate for the Leadership Award

Awarded to any person who has exemplified leadership in their efforts to raise awareness for and/or reduce the stigma around mental health in their community. This person has worked to drive awareness and build community partnerships, with the goal of advancing their work and the work of others in the mental health community. They have created space for discussions and for open conversations with other active members in their community on the stigma surrounding mental health and how to advocate for change.

Requirements

Nominees for the Young Leader Award must be:

  • Between the ages of 13 and 24 years old by the application closing date
  • Able to speak to:
    • How they have worked to reduce or remove the stigma surrounding the mental health conversation in their community.
    • What they have created in collaboration with other partners or community groups, with the goal of furthering the mental health conversation in their community.
    • The direct impact their work has had on the mental health community.

 

Nominate for the Young Leader Award

A media personality who has contributed to raising awareness for and/or reducing the stigma around mental health in their community. This person has utilized their platform to elevate the conversation surrounding mental health and contributed to increasing public awareness of resources available to the mental health community. The individual highlights how others can offer support and become involved, while also raising awareness of mental health initiatives and causes in Edmonton.

Requirements

Nominees for the Traditional Media Award must:

  • Work in a traditional media outlet (e.g. television, radio or print).
  • Be self-motivated and taken initiative upon themselves to further the conversation in the mental health community (i.e. the initiative should not be a part of their job and/or per the request of their employer).
  • Be able to speak to:
    • How they have utilized their platform(s) to have, create, and promote the conversation surrounding mental health in their community, while engaging with the mental health community.
    • How they have utilized their platform in support of the mental health community (e.g. donations and fundraising, shared content via media outlets and social channels, work created and done within their community groups, etc.).

 

Nominate for the Traditional Media Award

A city councillor, Member of the Legislative Assembly, or member of parliament who has contributed to raising awareness for and/or reducing the stigma around mental health in their community. This person has utilized their platform to ensure the conversation surrounding mental health stays pertinent in their community, through their work and position in office. This person has contributed to increasing public awareness of resources available to the mental health community, while also raising awareness of initiatives and causes requiring further community support.

Requirements

Nominees for the Elected Official Award must be:

  • An elected official in the Edmonton and surrounding area (e.g. Sherwood Park, St. Albert, Spruce Grove, etc.).
  • Self-motivated and taken initiative upon themselves to further the conversation in the mental health community (i.e. the initiative cannot be part of their job and/or per the request of their employer).
  • Able to speak to:
    • How they have utilized their platform(s) to have, create, and promote the conversation surrounding mental health in their community, while engaging with the mental health community.
    • How they have utilized their platform in support of the mental health community (e.g. donations and fundraising, shared content via media outlets and social channels, work created and done within their community groups, etc.).
    • Consistent advocacy and tangible results in efforts to raise awareness and support for the mental health community (e.g. policies, initiatives, projects, etc.) put into place with the goal of increasing support and furthering the conversation in their place of office.

 

Nominate for the Elected Offical Award

A researcher or clinician who has contributed to mental health research and raising awareness for mental health in their community. This person has utilized their platform to ensure the conversation surrounding mental health stays pertinent in their community, through their work and position. This person has contributed to increasing public awareness of resources available to the mental health community and how others can support and become involved, while also raising awareness of initiatives and causes in the Edmonton area.

Requirements

Nominees for the Researcher/Clinician Award must be able to speak to:

  • How they have utilized their platform(s) to have, create, and promote the conversation surrounding mental health in their community, while engaging with the mental health community.
  • Consistent advocacy and tangible results in efforts to raise awareness and support for the mental health community (e.g. policies, initiatives, projects, etc.) put into place with the goal of increasing support and furthering the conversation in their place of office.
  • The work and/or research they have contributed to that has had a direct impact on the mental health community.

 

Nominate for the Researcher/Clinician Award

An internet personality who has contributed to raising awareness for and/or reducing the stigma around mental health in their online community. This person has utilized their social platform(s) to ensure the conversation surrounding mental health and the goal of further eliminating the stigma associated with it stay pertinent in their community, through their online activity and presence. This person has contributed to increasing public awareness of resources available to the mental health community and how others can support and become involved, while also raising awareness of initiatives and causes requiring further community support.

Requirements

Nominees for the New Media Award must be:

  • A recognizable presence in the Edmonton area of a non-traditional media platform (e.g. blog, social media, online advocacy, etc.).
  • Able to speak to:
    • How they have utilized their platform(s) to have, create, and promote the conversation surrounding mental health in their community, while engaging with the mental health community.
    • How they have utilized their platform in support of the mental health community (e.g. donations and fundraising, shared content via media outlets and social channels, work created and done within their community groups, etc.).

 

Nominate for the New Media Award


Group/Organization Awards

A representative of a community group, organization, or employer who has contributed to raising awareness for and/or reducing the stigma around mental health in their community. This person is an advocate for furthering the conversation on the stigma of mental health in their community through initiatives and projects that have brought the conversation to a broader audience.

Requirements

Nominees for the Community Organization Award must be able to speak to:

  • support initiatives, projects and/or policies actioned with the goal of diminishing the stigma of mental health in their communities and supporting those that are affected
  • how they have contributed to fostering a positive community culture that acknowledges and works through the stigma surrounding the mental health conversation
  • the work they have done directly with their community through their organization and the direct impact it has had on those affected

 

Nominate for the Community Organization Award

An employer who has contributed to creating and sustaining a mentally healthy workplace for staff, while also being an advocate for furthering the conversation surrounding the stigma of mental health in the workplace. This person makes the mental health of their teams a priority, and is a stand for what support looks like for each individual under any circumstance. This person has worked to create and implement organizational regulations and practices that promote a positive workplace culture that has open and honest conversations about mental health and that of its employees.

Requirements

Nominees for the Workplace Mental Health Award must be able to speak to:

  • how they have created and sustained a healthy workplace for all employees throughout their time with the organization
  • support initiatives, projects and/or policies implemented with the goal of diminishing the stigma of mental health in the workplace and supporting those on their teams when necessary
  • how they have contributed to fostering a positive workplace culture that acknowledges and works through the stigma surrounding the mental health conversation

 

Nominate for the Workplace Mental Health Award

An employer, within the energy sector, who has contributed to creating and sustaining a mentally healthy workplace for staff, while also being an advocate for furthering the conversation surrounding the stigma of mental health in the workplace. This person makes the mental health of their teams a priority, and is a stand for what support looks like for each individual under any circumstance. This person has worked to create and implement organizational regulations and practices that promote a positive workplace culture that has open and honest conversations about mental health and that of its employees.

Requirements

Nominees for the Workplace Mental Health: Energy Sector Award must be able to speak to:

  • how they have created and sustained a healthy workplace for all employees throughout their time with the organization
  • support initiatives, projects and/or policies implemented with the goal of diminishing the stigma of mental health in the workplace and supporting those on their teams when necessary
  • how they have contributed to fostering a positive workplace culture that acknowledges and works through the stigma surrounding the mental health conversation

 

About the 2018 Sector: Given the recent economic downturn in Alberta, Momentum would like to honour the organizations in the energy sector who have helped their employees during this difficult time.

 

Nominate for the Energy Sector Award


Becoming a Sponsor

As a potential sponsor, we are excited to work with you to launch what will become a continuing and impactful event within Edmonton. We look forward to recognizing the mental health community this year, and creating an experience for them to celebrate one another, create new connections, and work towards increasing the tools and resources for strong mental health within our city.

Why Sponsor?

 

Sponsorship Opportunities

  • Logo on promotional materials (website, programs, etc.)
  • Ad in event program
  • Mention in press release
  • Mentions on social channels
  • Meet and greet with Keynote speaker
  • Award naming opportunity
  • Presentation of award
  • Tickets
  • Logo on promotional materials (website, programs, etc.)
  • Ad in event program
  • Mention in press release
  • Mentions on social channels
  • Meet and greet with Keynote speaker
  • Speaking opportunity
  • Exclusive table
  • Award naming opportunity
  • Presentation of award
  • Tickets
  • Logo on promotional materials (website, programs, etc.)
  • Ad in event program
  • Mention in press release
  • Mentions on social channels
  • Meet and greet with Keynote speaker

*Please note that these levels are flexible and we are more than happy to discuss any modifications to help meet your specific needs. In-kind sponsorships are also available at this year’s luncheon.

For more information or to apply to be a sponsor, please reach out to Colin Christiansen and Lindsay Cox at sponsorships@walkinedmonton.org.


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