Momentum Mental Health Awards

Momentum Walk-In Counselling

Why Host These Awards?

Living with mental health issues can be a lonely journey. At Momentum, we believe that the path to improving mental health services and reducing stigma is a team effort.

We Care

Why Nominate?

The Momentum Mental Health Awards provide a unique opportunity to commemorate the amazing individuals and organizations making a difference in the mental health sector. By making a nomination, you are playing an integral part in strengthening Edmonton’s mental health community.

Nominees must:

Residing or be operating in Edmonton and the surrounding area.

Meet the nomination requirement.

In 2018, co-founder and Executive Director Kim Knull, along with the support of the Momentum Board of Directors, organized Edmonton’s largest celebration of the mental health community with the Momentum
Mental Health Awards (MMHAs).

Recognizing the individuals and organizations who have championed mental health and made a lasting impact in our community, including work to diminish the stigma surrounding mental health, this unique gathering provides the opportunity to reflect on our nominees’ collective efforts. We were unable to hold the MMHAs during the pandemic, significantly impacting our fundraising abilities while serving record numbers of clients.

This years’ MMHAs will include nominations for innovation in mental health service delivery during the pandemic, as well as inclusion, diversity, equity and accessibility in mental health service provision.

What To Expect

Application Process

Before submitting a nomination, please consider the following:

Nominations are always open!

Yes, event sponsors are eligible to apply.

You may submit for multiple categories, but you may only submit one entry for each award category.

Yes, a nominee may be nominated by multiple people within the same category.

No, there is no cost to nominate yourself or others.

Aside from the Young Leader Award, there are no age restrictions.

Unfortunately, no. Due to privacy we can not have this information publicly available on our website.

If you have any questions about the nomination process, please contact info@walkinedmonton.org

Award Categories​

Individual Awards

A city councillor, member of the legislative assembly, or member of parliament who has contributed to raising awareness for and/or reducing the stigma around mental health in their community. This person has used their platform to maintain a mental health conversation through their work and their position in office. Contributing to increasing public awareness of resources available to the mental health community, this person has also raised awareness and engagement with initiatives and causes requiring further community support. When nominating, please address any policies, initiatives, projects, and/or any other work that has been done to directly impact the community.

This individual or group demonstrated IDEA principles and actions in their service delivery or policy development in the mental health sector.  Examples include increased diversity in hiring practices, clients served, gender parity on Boards, leadership as well as demonstrated accessibility to clients/community members (such as increase in diverse clients served, policy or practice changes toward more inclusive practices, demonstration of intersectionality in policy/program/service delivery). When nominating, please describe how the nominee has demonstrated IDEA principles and provide examples. 

This individual or group demonstrated agility and innovation in mental health service provision throughout the Covid-19 Pandemic. Examples include seamless changes in service delivery modalities (in-person to virtual or hybrid models), innovative practices and/or policies to support the increased need during the pandemic, endurance and resilience with funding challenges, increase in clients served. When nominating, please describe how the nominee has demonstrated innovation through the pandemic and provide examples.

Awarded to any person who has shown leadership in their efforts to raise awareness for mental health, and/or reduce the stigma around mental health in their community. This person has worked to drive awareness and build partnerships, create space for conversations on the stigmas surrounding mental health and has been an advocate for change. When nominating, please link or attach any work that has been done to directly impact the community.

Awarded to any person in any form of media (i.e., television, radio, print, and social platforms like Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, blogs, etc.) who has contributed to raising awareness for mental health, and/or reducing the stigma around mental health in their community. This person has used their platform to hold a conversation about mental health and is dedicated to increasing public awareness of resources available from the mental health community. This individual highlights how others can offer support and become involved while also raising awareness of initiatives and causes in Edmonton. When nominating, please link or attach any direct work that has been done to directly impact the community.

A researcher or clinician who has or is raising awareness for mental health in their community through their research or position as a clinician (e.g., psychologist, psychiatrist, social worker, etc.). Through their work, this person has used their platform to expand the understanding and conversation around mental health. This person has contributed to increasing public awareness of resources available from the mental health community and how others can support and become involved while simultaneously raising awareness of initiatives and causes in the Edmonton area. When nominating, please address any research, clinical practice and other work that has been done to directly impact the community.

Awarded to any person who has shown leadership in their efforts to raise awareness for mental health, and/or reduce the stigma around mental health in their community. This person has worked to drive awareness and build partnerships, create space for conversations on the stigmas surrounding mental health and has been an advocate for change. When nominating, please link or attach any work that has been done to directly impact the community. This award is for people who are 18 to 25 years of age by October 2022.  If your nominee is outside this age range, reach out to us at info@walkinedmonton.org

Group/Organization Awards

An employer who has contributed to creating and sustaining a mentally healthy workplace for staff while also furthering the conversation surrounding the stigmas of mental health in the workplace. This workplace makes the mental health of their teams a priority and sets the standard for what support looks like for each worker under any circumstance. If applicable, please include organizational policies and practices that have promoted a positive and supportive workplace culture while opening conversations about mental health for its workers.

This individual or group demonstrated IDEA principles and actions in their service delivery or policy development in the mental health sector.  Examples include increased diversity in hiring practices, clients served, gender parity on Boards, leadership as well as demonstrated accessibility to clients/community members (such as increase in diverse clients served, policy or practice changes toward more inclusive practices, demonstration of intersectionality in policy/program/service delivery). When nominating, please describe how the nominee has demonstrated IDEA principles and provide examples.

This individual or group demonstrated agility and innovation in mental health service provision throughout the Covid-19 Pandemic. Examples include seamless changes in service delivery modalities (in-person to virtual or hybrid models), innovative practices and/or policies to support the increased need during the pandemic, endurance and resilience with funding challenges, increase in clients served. When nominating, please describe how the nominee has demonstrated innovation through the pandemic and provide examples.

An employer who has contributed to creating and sustaining a mentally healthy workplace for staff while also furthering the conversation surrounding the stigmas of mental health in the workplace. This workplace makes the mental health of their teams a priority and sets the standard for what support looks like for each worker under any circumstance. If applicable, please include organizational policies and practices that have promoted a positive and supportive workplace culture while opening conversations about mental health for its workers.