Lori Chow Memorial Award

recognizing health promotion excellence in Ontario

Do you know of someone or have a colleague who is an exceptional Health Promoter in Ontario?

Do they:

  • Demonstrate excellence in health promotion?
  • Strongly advocate for health promotion, population and public 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?

Nominate your colleague for the next award presented at HPO’s annual conference, by contacting us.

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 it’s 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.

Past Recipients

2013 – Marty Mako – Niagara

2012 – Ellen Wodchis – Niagara

2011 – Kevin Churchill – Lambton, Denise Depape – Toronto

2010 – Theresa Schumilas – Waterloo

2009 – Shawn Fendley – Simcoe Muskoka

2008 – Gayle Bursey – Peel