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Ontario Health Coalition 2015 Award Nominations Are Now Open!

Posted: July 13, 2015

(July 13, 2015)

Anyone who supports the work of the Ontario Health Coalition is invited to nominate persons who they believe to best embody any of the following awards. To download a Microsoft Word version of the nomination form, please click here.

The Daniel Benedict Award

Daniel Benedict, a distinguished former Ontario Health Coalition board member who passed away in 2003 is remembered for his many contributions to a host of important social causes.

The Daniel Benedict Award is presented annually to the persons who – working with one of the local health coalitions – best embodies Dan Benedict’s spirit of extraordinary community activism and commitment to the protection and extension of Public Medicare.

The Ethel Meade Award

Ethel Meade, PhD (English Literature) was a long-standing community activist on health care issues and held numerous leadership positions. The Ethel Meade Award was created upon Ethel’s retirement from the Ontario Health Coalition Board of Directors. The award is to be given to the person whose research and/or policy work has made a crucial contribution to the public health care system and the fight to protect it.

The Orville Thacker Award

In memory of dedicated community advocate and activist Orville Thacker. This award recognizes exceptional commitment and contribution to improving quality public health care for the elderly in Ontario. It is awarded to a person or organization whose voluntary contribution supports the fundamental principles in the Canada Health Act – principles of fairness, equity and compassion – that underlie Public Medicare in Canada.



  1. Nominations are invited from anyone who supports the work of the Ontario Health Coalition.
  2. Only those who are active with a local health coalition in Ontario will be considered for the award.
  3. You may make more than one nomination.
  4. A nomination form must be filled out in full and submitted by the deadline in order for the nominee to be considered.


Nomination Form

Deadline: this form must be completed and submitted to the Ontario Health Coalition by mail or email no later than Wednesday November 4, 2015 @ 4 pm.  Nominations received after this deadline will not be considered.

Person Nominated for Award ____________________________________________________

Please put an “X” before the appropriate award:

__ Daniel Benedict Award                __ Ethel Meade Award                __ Orville Thacker Award

For Daniel Benedict Award Only:

With which local health coalition does this person work? _____________________________

For all awards:

Describe why you think this person should receive the award:




Name of Nominator __________________________________________________________

Contact phone number for Nominator _______________________________________________

Date _______________________


OHC email:

15 Gervais Drive, Suite 604,
Toronto, Ontario M3C 1Y8