Momentum Awards

On May 9, 2019, Momentum hosted our second annual celebration of Edmonton’s mental health community, recognizing individuals and organizations who have championed mental health initiatives within the city. The awards recognized mental health leaders in varying categories including media, workplace, social media or blog, elected officials as well as emerging, young leaders.

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.

Leader Award

This award goes to a person who has exemplified leadership in their efforts to raise awareness for and/or reduce the stigma around mental health in the community.

Recipient: Amy Willans

Nominees: Julie Dick, Jennifer Hope, Blake Loates, Danielle Murray, Darlene Singleton


Young Leader Award

This award goes to someone between the age of 13-23 who has exemplified leadership in their efforts to raise awareness for and/or reduce the stigma around mental health in their community.

Recipient: Rafella Mancuso

Nominees: David Ilkiw, Jenna Sullivan


Traditional Media Award

The Traditional Media Award goes to a media personality who 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.

Recipient: Su-Ling Goh

Nominees: Keith Gerein, Carmen Leibel


Elected Official Award

The Elected Official Award goes to an elected official who has utilized their platform to ensure the conversation surrounding mental health stays pertinent in their community, through their work and position in office.

Recipient: MLA David Shepard

Nominees: Irfan Sabir, Ricardo Miranda


Researcher/Clinician Award

Researcher/Clinician Award goes to a science-minded individual who has utilized their platform to ensure the conversation surrounding mental health stays pertinent in their community, through their work and research.

Recipient: Dr Vincent Agyapong

Nominees: Ganz Farence


New Media Award

The New Media Award goes to an influencer who 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.

Recipient: Dr. Stephanie Liu (accepted by Erin Manchuk)

Nominees: Outrun the Stigma, yegmenshealth.ca


Community Organization Award

The Community Organization Award goes to a representative of a group that has advocated 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.

Recipient: John Cameron Changing Lives Foundation

Nominees: AHS Wellness Network, Mental Health Foundation, Coordinated Suicide Prevention Program, November Edmonton, Prosper Place, YEG Talks


Workplace Mental Health Award

The Workplace Mental Health Award goes to 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.

Recipient: Park Memorial Funeral Homes

Nominees: City of Edmonton, Corporate Wellness, Workshop Eatery


Workplace Mental Health: Energy Sector

The Workplace Mental Health: Energy Sector goes to an employer, within the energy sector, who has contributed to creating and sustaining a mentally healthy workplace for staff. This employer makes the mental health of their teams a priority, and is a standard for what support looks like for each individual under any circumstance.

Recipient: Imperial Oil

Nominees: Suncor, Shell, ATCO


Staff members at Momentum tirelessly give personally and professionally to address the mental health needs of Edmontonians. They hone their skills and fine-tune their craft in order to give the best service possible to everyone they encounter.

Recipient: Dr. David St. Arnault

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