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Tell Us About the Mental Health and Addiction Leaders in Your Community

People across Alberta are finding inspiring ways to address the mental health and addiction challenges faced by individuals and society as a whole. Help us celebrate their accomplishments.

The Lieutenant Governor’s Circle on Mental Health and Addiction welcomes nominations for its 2015 True Awards. The awards honour successful efforts to reduce stigma, encourage recovery and strengthen programs and services.

“Leadership in mental health and addiction comes in many forms, from the innovators who are developing effective new approaches, to caring citizens who are working to breaking down stigma, to the compassionate and caring front line workers who serve their fellow Albertans. We want to hear their stories.” ~ His Honour, Col. (Ret’d) the Honourable Donald S. Ethell, Lieutenant Governor of Alberta

Anyone can submit a nomination for a True Award. The nomination deadline is Monday, March 31. The five award categories recognize individuals with lived experience, program and service providers, and leaders and innovators from the public, not-for-profit and private sectors. Organizations that do not specialize in mental health and addictions but have developed an internal or external program that speaks to the issue may also be nominated.

Nomination forms, program details and information about past recipients are at www.lgcircle.ca.

All nominees will receive a certificate of appreciation. Those selected for a True Award will receive their award from the Lieutenant Governor of Alberta at a ceremony in September.

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