Momentum Award Winners

Momentum Mental Health Awards

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Momentum Counselling hosted the MMHAs in 2018 and 2019, Edmonton’s largest celebration in the mental health sector. The MMHAs celebrate the mental health community by recognizing both individuals and organizations who have championed mental health initiatives, advocacy efforts and are making a difference in our community. This year, we planned to host the MMHAs at the Fantasyland Hotel on October 6, 2022. Unfortunately, there was not enough interest to make it viable. Thanks to our sponsor, Alberta Blue Cross, as well as the generous support of Stanhope Eatery and Bar, we were able to honour each nominee with a framed certificate, a $75 gift card to Stanhope and a Alberta Blue Cross coffee mug.  Congratulations to all the nominees, and thank you for your leadership championing mental health and wellbeing in our community!

Congratulations to our 2022 Momentum Mental Health Award Recipients!

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.

Zita Dube Lockhart

Workplace Mental Health

For outstanding leadership in workplace mental health, through the creation of Canada’s first Trauma-Informed Fitness training certification.

Robert Manolson

Workplace Mental Health

For outstanding leadership in workplace mental health, through the creation of the Powerful Play company, promoting mental wellness and healthy working environments.

Carrie Chase

Workplace Mental Health

For outstanding leadership in workplace mental health, going above and beyond to ensure the mental wellbeing of her clients.

Vanessa Foley

Researcher Clinician

For outstanding clinical skills and training, trauma informed care and advocacy for the wellbeing of clients and community members.

Simone Moniz

Researcher Clinician

For outstanding contributions to stigma reduction, anti-racism and accessible, evidence-based clinical practice.

Timiro Mohamed (The Green Room)

IDEA

For outstanding innovation supporting mental health and wellness for Muslim youth.

Morgan Black

Media

For outstanding advocacy and reporting on mental health and well-being topics.

Krista Malden

Media

For outstanding media promotion of community based mental health and wellness.

Jenan Nasserdeen

Media

For outstanding advocacy and raising awareness of mental health and well-being.

Noreen Sibanda

Leader

For outstanding leadership contributions to the mental health community, founding the Alberta Black Therapists Network.

Mary Logan

Leader

For outstanding leadership in the delivery of mental health peer support.

Ethan Nicolas

Leader

For outstanding leadership in the promotion of health, fitness and mental wellbeing.

YEG Mental Health

Community Organization

For outstanding awareness raising and fundraising in support of mental health initiatives.

Peris Wasonga

Community Organization

For outstanding contributions guiding the Suicide Bereavement Program at CMHA Edmonton.

Narissa Kanji

Community Organization

For outstanding contributions supporting rural, remote and secondary communities through the COVID Community Roots Program.

Jaimie Kreklewetz

Momentum Team Member Recognition

For outstanding contributions to MOmentum’s clients and team members in her role as Office Manager.

Matt Jeneroux

Elected Official

For outstanding leadership and advocacy for men’s mental health.

Congratulations to our 2019 Momentum Mental Health Award Winners!

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.

Amy Willans

Leader Award

Rafella Mancuso

Young Leader Award

Su-Ling Goh

Traditional Media Award

MLA David Shepherd

Elected Official Award

Dr Vincent Agyapong

Researcher/Clinician Award

Dr. Stephanie Liu (accepted by Erin Manchuk)

New Media Award

John Cameron Changing Lives Foundation

Community Organization Award

Park Memorial Funeral Homes

Workplace Mental Health Award

Imperial Oil

Workplace Mental Health (Energy Sector)

Dr. David St. Arnault

Employee Mental Health Award

Amy Willans

Leader Award

Rafella Mancuso

Young Leader Award

Su-Ling Goh

Traditional Media Award

MLA David Shepherd

Elected Official Award

Dr Vincent Agyapong

Researcher/Clinician Award

Dr. Stephanie Liu (accepted by Erin Manchuk)

New Media Award

John Cameron Changing Lives Foundation

Community Organization Award

Park Memorial Funeral Homes

Workplace Mental Health Award

Imperial Oil

Workplace Mental Health (Energy Sector)

Dr. David St. Arnault

Employee Mental Health Award

Congratulations to our 2018 Momentum Mental Health Award Winners!

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.

Elizabeth Turnbull

Leader Award

Bailey Dunbar

Young Leader Award

Quinn Ohler

Traditional Media Award

Councillor Scott McKeen

Elected Official Award

Ibrahim Long

Researcher/Clinician Award

Blake Loates

New Media Award

Mental Rescue Society

Community Organization Award

Jigsaw for Hair

Workplace Mental Health Award

Syncrude

Workplace Mental Health (Energy Sector)

Joanne Brander

Employee Mental Health Award

Elizabeth Turnbull

Leader Award

Bailey Dunbar

Young Leader Award

Quinn Ohler

Traditional Media Award

Councillor Scott McKeen

Elected Official Award

Ibrahim Long

Researcher/Clinician Award

Blake Loates

New Media Award

Mental Rescue Society

Community Organization Award

Jigsaw for Hair

Workplace Mental Health Award

Syncrude

Workplace Mental Health (Energy Sector)

Joanne Brander

Employee Mental Health Award