Council of Federation Award for Innovation in Mental Health and Addictions Care

last updated: April 7, 2022

The 𝐂𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐜𝐢𝐥 𝐨𝐟 𝐅𝐞𝐝𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐀𝐰𝐚𝐫𝐝 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐈𝐧𝐧𝐨𝐯𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐢𝐧 𝐌𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐚𝐥 𝐇𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐭𝐡 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐀𝐝𝐝𝐢𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 𝐂𝐚𝐫𝐞 is a one-time award that will recognize one individual or organization from each province and territory that excels in the field of mental health and addictions care and promotes innovation. Award recipients will receive a certificate signed by their Premier and a prize of $5,000.
Individuals and organization in the NWT can apply for this award by filling out a Nomination Package which can be found by clicking here. 
Nomination packages will be accepted until 𝐀𝐩𝐫𝐢𝐥 𝟑𝟎, 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟐. The award’s objective is to highlight innovation in non-governmental, private, academic sectors and Indigenous-led initiatives. It is not meant to recognize or reward programs or services that are wholly funded and run by the Government of the Northwest Territories.

This is the second initiative Canada’s Premiers have undertaken to encourage innovation in mental health and addictions care. The first one was the production of a 13-episode podcast series called Promising Practices. You can listen to NWT’s podcast here to learn more about On the Land Healing programs.

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