Honouring Excellence in Health Promotion!

At HPC’s Annual General Meeting on December 7, 2017 fifteen inaugural HPC Recognition Awards in five categories were presented to elevate health promoters at various stages in their careers, and celebrate those who are making significant contributions in the field of health promotion across Canada. Check out the inspiring bios of these well deserving individuals and groups!

As well, HPO honoured two exceptional health promoters at their annual conference held on November 23, 2017. The 2017 Lori Chow Memorial Award was presented to:

  • Samiya Abdi: a health promotion consultant with Public Health Ontario, and works alongside public health units and community groups to address health equities and social determinants of health at organizational and community levels, and in the past, has a rich history of bringing awareness to health inequities in her work with the National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health, and Health Nexus.
  • Rebecca Fortin: a mid-career health promoter who has championed the Health Promoter Competencies, was instrumental in initiating the Health Promotion Canada network, and has been advocating for the social determinants of health and health equity in her former positions at Region of Peel Public Health Unit, the Ontario Public Health Association (to mention a few), and more recently as a fellow in journalism at the Munk School of Global Affairs.