Nomninations Sought for 2021 Family Advocacy Award

Published on: 2021/01/11 - in News

Family and Children’s Services is seeking nominations for its sixth annual Family Advocacy Award, recognizing people and organizations that make a difference for families.

Nomination can be made online before January 29, 2021 and the winner will be announced after Family Day, February 15.

Criteria for potential nominees:

  • Can be an individual or organization or group of individuals.
  • Can be any age.
  • Can be someone who has died, as long as there is a family member or colleague to give the award to.
  • Must have lived, worked or visited Frontenac, Lennox and Addington.

The winner will be recognized for any of these activities:

  • Making the lives of families better
  • Helping our Agency do its work, either directly or indirectly
  • Advocating for families, especially those from who are disadvantaged

The activities they have done for families can or have been recent or in the recent past and can include lifetime achievements or activities at different times.

Retired Family and Children’s Services staff members, foster parents, adoptive families, volunteers and board members are eligible but not current staff members.

The selected recipient – or, in the case of deceased candidates, their family or colleagues – also must agree to accept the award.

Past award recipients include mental health advocate Anne O’Riordan in 2019 and last year’s recipient Youth Counsellor Brian Howell. Winners in previous years include Kingston’s One Roof Youth Services Hub, the Kingston Immigration Partnership, Lennox and Addington Interval House, Maribeth Scott from Northern Frontenac Community Services and the Newburgh
Community Christmas Concert.