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Ontario Calling for Submissions for Innovation Awards in Mental Health and Addictions Care

April 20, 2022

Individuals and organizations have until April 29 to submit their nomination

NORTH BAY – Vic Fedeli, MPP for Nipissing has announced that the Ontario government is calling for submissions for the Council of the Federation Award for Innovation in Mental Health and Addictions Care. This one-time award will be presented in each province and territory for initiatives that positively impact mental health and addictions care and will recognize and support individuals and organizations excelling in this field.

“This is our area’s opportunity to acknowledge those who provided innovative and leading-edge Mental Health and Addictions solutions. Please, take some time to submit a nomination package by the fast-approaching deadline – this is a great way to say Thanks!,” said Nipissing MPP Vic Fedeli.

The award in Ontario provides recognition and support for non-governmental, community, private sector, academic and Indigenous-led initiatives in the province. Indigenous government initiatives are also eligible. The Council of the Federation aims to recognize achievement and innovation and encourage others in the field to be innovative in their work.

The award recipient will receive a certificate, signed by the Premier, as well as a $5,000 prize to advance the awarded initiative and foster further innovation. All recipients will be recognized nationally, and the winning initiative will be used as an example to promote innovation and collaboration among all provinces and territories.

Award recipients will be announced in summer 2022.

Applications will be accepted until April 29, 2022. Please click here for details on how to apply.


  • In April 2021, the Ministry of Health successfully participated in the first ever “Promising Practices” podcast led by the Council of the Federation. Minister Tibollo and the Premier provided recorded comments for the podcast which focused on Ontario’s Tele-Mental Health Service for Children and Youth.
  • The Council of the Federation comprises all 13 provincial and territorial Premiers. It enables Premiers to work collaboratively, form closer ties, foster constructive relationships among governments and show leadership on important issues that matter to Canadians.


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