service awards

Mental Health Friendly Business Award

This award recognizes the contribution of local businesses who serves as champions of respect, equality, and mental health for all.

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It recognizes businesses that are friendly and welcoming to all customers, who make an effort to be supportive of CMHA staff and or clients/families, provide an atmosphere that is safe and inclusive to everyone, demonstrate a willingness to provide fair services to CMHA clients/families and go the extra mile to make CMHA clients feel welcome, supported and safe.

Vital Movers absolutely exemplify the spirit of respect and inclusivity for all in everything they do. They conduct themselves with the utmost discretion, always treating our clients with respect and dignity. Feedback from our clients has consistently been that “the movers were really professional and accommodating.”

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Vital Movers

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Janis Nixon Phillip

Contribution to Quality Award

This award recognizes volunteer who introduce new ideas, services or practices to improve the quality of service, financial management, human resource management, administration, or overall functioning of CMHA.

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These individuals contribute innovative solutions or make major improvements to operations or services provided.

Janis Nixon Phillips is a volunteer on the Signature event planning committee, Marketing & Communications Committee, and the 100th Anniversary campaign team. She is a respected, dynamic and highly productive committee member and gives of herself with the lens that she has the leadership skills and knowledge expertise to provide insight and great impact from a community stakeholder perspective.

Volunteer Living our Team Values Award

This award recognizes and rewards individuals who actively and consistently demonstrate our team values of respect, trust, communication and teamwork.

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Kent is celebrating his twentieth year of volunteerism for CMHA. Kent dedicates two evenings per week as a co-facilitator for Support for Depression program in the communities of Aurora and Markham. Welcoming each new member with genuine sincerity and kindness, Kent brings a high level of comfort and safety to the groups with an understanding that they are not alone in their journey and initiates interaction and guidance that promotes mental wellness.

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Kent Knobbs

Angelika Cox

Angelika Cox

Volunteer Outstanding Service Award

This award recognizes and rewards volunteers who have gone above and beyond their job description to support the mission of CMHA.

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CMHA facilitates access to the resources people require to maintain and improve mental health and community integration, build resilience, and support recovery from mental illness.

Angelika has served for many years as a volunteer with the Community Education and Training program.

Outstanding Service Award

This award recognizes and rewards employees who have gone above and beyond their job description to support the mission of CMHA.

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CMHA facilitates access to the resources people require to maintain and improve mental health and community integration, build resilience, and support recovery from mental illness.

Sarah demonstrates a commitment to enhancing relationships with our community partners. She has forged relationships with the hospital and inspired a renewed interest in working together to provide the best care possible in client transitions, ensuring that individuals are not lost in the system when they are discharged from hospital. She truly cares about people and their recovery.

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Sarah Morgan

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Euodia Leung

Contribution to Quality Award

This award recognizes employees who introduce new ideas, services or practices to improve the quality of service, financial management, human resource management, administration, or overall functioning of CMHA.

These individuals contribute innovative solutions or make major improvements to operations or services provided.

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Euodia has demonstrated the ability to take initiative and lead her colleagues on multiple occasions. She is committed to improving processes within the Bounce Back program to enhance the quality of service that is being provided. Euodia impresses us all with her dedication to the program, willingness to share her expertise, and her positive attitude.

Contribution to Client or Staff Safety Award

This award recognizes and rewards employees who introduce new ideas, services or practices to avoid prevent or correct adverse outcomes which may result from the delivery of service or that improve safety.

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Michelle has been on the Health and Safety Committee for the Alliston office for several years, as well as community round table discussions impacting the safety of community members, staff and clients alike. Her ability to collaborate with community members at the round table discussions has impacted the clients as well as staff in a positive manner by providing them with insightful information, references and bringing several of them together to create awareness of the mental health needs of the South Simcoe area

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Michelle Mihalus

Bonnie-Pedota-Award

Bonnie Pedota

Team Values Award

This award recognizes and rewards employees who actively and consistently demonstrate our team values of respect, trust, communication and teamwork.

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In the midst of the vast amount of changes and evolution the BounceBack program has experienced in the past months, Bonnie has maintained honesty and patient persistence in her communications with the teams involved in related meetings such as quality assurance in the training process, work space discussions, as well as taking on the new role of QATC. She has shown Unyielding persistence at patiently communicating through all appropriate venues in attempts to be transparent about employee emotional and work environment needs, and in hopes of making a change through teamwork. Bonnie's patient persistence in honest communication with the teams to instigate change, and some of the changes made as a result, are inspiring

Cultural Competency Award

The purpose of this award is to recognize and reward employees who exemplify the spirit of cultural competence by taking positive action every day, embracing, respecting and celebrating the diversity of both the CMHA team and the communities we serve.

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Cynthelyn goes above and beyond to bring the Tamil culture to CMHA, most recently by organizing the hugely successful Pongal event. She brought people together from all different programs, taught people how to dance!, brought her overflowing energy, and made sure the event was a success. Cynthelyn is dedicated to increasing cultural competency at CMHA and approaches this with optimism and grace.

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Cynthelyn Joseph

Past Awards Recipients

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