Lori Chow Memorial Award

recognizing health promotion excellence in Ontario

Honouring Ms. Lori Chow

Lori Chow was a long-time member of HPO who passed away on May 19th, 2007.

As the Director of Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention at the Thunder Bay and District Health Unit, Lori was a driving force for HPO for most of its history. She served in many capacities, including Chair and ALPHA representative. She was a strong presence at the provincial level, involved in cancer prevention, heart health promotion and advancing health promotion and public health at the systems-level. Lori was instrumental in the Public Health Capacity Review as a health promotion representative.

Lori was a passionate advocate for health promotion and a brilliant communicator. She enriched the lives of all of us who were fortunate enough to know her.

She will be sadly missed.

Do you have a friend or colleague that has gone above and beyond in their contributions to the work of health promotion?

Do they:

  • Demonstrate excellence in health promotion?
  • Champions the importance of the social determinants of health?
  • Demonstrate leadership in health promotion at the local, regional or provincial level?
  • Share their passion for health promotion through mentoring and career development of others?

You can nominate your colleague for the next award by submitting a nomination form.

Submit an individual nomination.

New for 2022:

HPO would like to recognize projects or initiatives.  We know that there is lots of great health promotion work happening in communities across Ontario that are making a difference in the peoples lives and their health!  This new category for the Lori Chow Memorial Award will recognize this excellent work.

If you know of, or have worked on, a health promotion project or initiative, you can fill out the nomination form.

Submit a project/initiative nomination.

Current Recipients

Congratulations to our 2021 Lori Chow Recognition Award recipients!

Click here (and use passcode: &6BE2i&$) to view a video recording of the virtual awards ceremony held on Friday, December 10, 2021.

Kerry Schubert-Mackey – Timiskaming Health Unit

Gordon Thane – Windsor-Essex County Health Unit

Past Recipients

2020-Taniya Nagpal

2018 – Ishita Aggarwal, Lori Kleinsmith

2017 – Samiya Abdi, Rebecca Fortin

2013 – Marty Mako

2012 – Ellen Wodchis

2011 – Kevin Churchill, Denise Depape

2010 – Theresa Schumilas

2009 – Shawn Fendley

2008 – Gayle Bursey