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  • sholom glouberman
    and promoting and enhancing the patient perspective at all levels of health care one of many reasons that made him an outstanding choice for HCCC s Award of Distinction Sholom is President of Patients Canada formerly The Patients Association of Canada He is also Philosopher in Residence at the Kunin Lunenfeld Applied Research Unit of Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care and Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto His background in the health field began first by caring for his dying father and then as a manager in the trenches at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Montreal Later Sholom added to his knowledge as a Fellow in the Management College at the King s Fund in London England As well he worked as director of Health Policy for the Canadian Policy Research Networks Sholom has advised senior management policy makers and clinicians for Canadian and British health systems This includes strategic regional health authorities to individual primary care practices including such major institutions as the Audit Commission The Oxford Radcliffe NHS Trust in the United Kingdom The Romanow Commission and The McGill University Health Centre in Canada He has designed and directed innovative management programs at the King s Fund in England and at McGill University in Montreal In 2005 Sholom underwent a major surgical procedure and became a patient This experience and his subsequent book My Operation a graphic example of the disparity between the patient experience and institutional concerns led him to found The Patients Association of Canada in 2007 His research consulting and more than 500 speaking engagements have taken him worldwide He is the recipient of numerous academic awards and honours in the humanities and health He is a member of the American Philosophical Association and the New York Academy of Medicine amongst others Sholom

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  • award of distinction - roy romanow
    Constitutional Accord of 1981 The Honourable Roy Romanow became Premier of Saskatchewan in 1991 During his time as premier Mr Romanow s government made major reforms to health care including regionalization and diversified the provincial economy He was also an active participant in the constitutional negotiations leading up to the Charlottetown Accord of 1992 He remained premier until he retired from politics in February 2001 Soon after his retirement he headed the Royal Commission on the Future of Health Care in Canada Prime Minister Jean Chrétien appointed the former Premier as a one man Commission on the Future of Health Care in Canada reporting directly to the Prime Minister He started his work on May 1 2001 and the final report of the Commission Building on Values The Future of Health Care in Canada was tabled in November 2002 Mr Romanow made it clear that Medicare in Canada needed remodeling but not demolishing He asked Canadians to identify what they wanted and expected from the health care system and what they and politicians had to do to meet those objectives Some of the topics he raised for public discussion were financing health care how to raise revenues timely access what can be done about wait lists services who decides what services are covered home care is a national strategy needed and affordable pharmacare is a national strategy needed and affordable medical and health care professionals how to increase the capacity consumer choice is there room in a publicly funded system aboriginal peoples health how it can be improved Mr Romanow is the recipient of numerous awards February 3 2003 Roy Romanow Health Commissioner and former Premier of Saskatchewan received theAtkinson Foundation s Economic Justice Awardfor his work on Health Care Received the Commemorative Medal for the Centennial of Saskatchewanfrom Lieutenant

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  • award of distinction - sharon colle
    Foundation Fighting Blindness was presented with HCCC s 2013 Award of Distinction Outstanding Employee Volunteer by Yves Savoie Chair of the Coalition s Governing Council HCCC s Selection Committee considered a range of criteria in awarding it to an exceptional current or former employee or volunteer of a member organization who has provided leadership service and or outstanding support to the charitable health sector Sharon joined The Foundation Fighting Blindness FFB in July 1992 She has grown the organization into a multi million dollar private funding agency for vision research the largest in Canada Sharon has been instrumental in cementing alliances and partnerships with government agencies such as the CIHR and with other organizations aligned with the cause of the FFB to promote vision research She has encouraged and empowered the FFB to nurture the Canadian vision research community Sharon s active participation in and guidance to other not for profit organizations are testaments to her unwavering commitment to the cause of vision research Sharon has served the following organizations in various capacities Research Management Committee Stem Cell Network Canadian Institutes of Health Research CIHR Institute Advisory Board Institute of Genetics Board Member Retina International Vice President Canada National Coalition

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  • Health Policy Canada | Health Charities Canada | Award of Distinction
    in awarding it to an exceptional current or former employee or volunteer of an HCCC member organization who has provided leadership service and or outstanding support to the charitable health sector Debbie has worked in the voluntary sector for over thirty years twenty five of which have been devoted to the work of the Alzheimer Society of Canada ASC She currently serves as Chief Operating Officer of ASC with responsibility for the Society s Programs Services including research education member services human resources and corporate secretariat Debbie s commitment to making a difference in the lives of Canadians living with Alzheimer s disease and other dementias including their families and caregivers has been and continues to be unwavering Over the years Debbie gained the respect and trust of successive Boards of Directors and was asked to lead the ASC on three occasions during the past several years Over the past thirty three years the Alzheimer Society has been working on behalf of Canadians living with Alzheimer s disease Debbie s leadership accomplishments over the span of her career are many and varied She has played an outstanding role in the development of all aspects of the work of the Society including Organizational restructuring Tri level co location Information technology resources Advocacy Government relations Public policy Program Research Program Education and Support Programs Involvement of people living with Alzheimer s disease in the work of the Society External Partnerships International Representation Human Resources Program Additionally she is recognized as a leader in the international Alzheimer community Outside of the Society Debbie is a volunteer with the Heart to Hand program that caters to the needs of families in crisis Heart to Hand contributes to a Nutrition Program for two of Toronto s neediest schools This volunteer program is part of the

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  • Health Policy Canada | Health Charities Canada | Sally Brown, 2011
    Checkhas already helped to reduce sodium levels by 25 to 70 in some food categories In just four years 14 companies have removed 500 000 kilograms of salt from their products to meet the Health Check criteria the equivalent of 20 dump trucks of salt driven from our food supply Her focus on building bridges and expanding partnerships helped the Foundation enlarge its reach in working to reduce chronic diseases that affect millions of Canadians by working with others For example the Canadian Stroke Strategy under the leadership of HSFC and its partner the Canadian Stroke Network has transformed stroke awareness prevention and care across the country greatly reducing the devastation of this terrible disease She was instrumental in working with partners to progress the Canadian Heart Health Strategy and Action Plan CHHS AP which aims to decrease the growing burden of cardiovascular disease in Canada through a strategic plan that is practical and sensitive to regional differences As an advocate for women s heart health she wasan early champion of the Foundation sThe Heart Truth awareness campaign which has changed the way Canadian women understand their risk of heart disease empowering them to take action to reduce their risk factors She was instrumental in bringing together the talents of 18 of Canada s most powerful women to The Heart Truth s leadership council harnessing their expertise resources and passion to further awareness of women s heart health Under her direction a new focus on strategic research partnerships focused on population health research and knowledge translation means that the research funded by the Heart and Stroke Foundation is more quickly translated into advances in heart and stroke prevention and care She did so with enthusiasm energy and a strong work ethic ably moving ideas into action She has made equally

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  • Health Policy Canada | Health Charities Canada | Dr. Barbara Whylie
    of Distinction The selection committee considered a range of criteria such as volunteerism scope of influence geographic scope of service community outreach and the advancement of the charitable health sector Dr Whylie was chosen for the vast contributions she made to the charitable health sector throughout her distinguished career as a physician cancer researcher and leader of Canada s largest health charity Dr Whylie began her work for the Canadian Cancer Society CCS and the National Cancer Institute of Canada NCIC in 1996 first as its Director Cancer Control Policy and then as CEO During her tenure as CEO Dr Whylie provided strategic leadership and oversight to both CCS and NCIC staff to improve cancer outcomes and the quality of life for those living with cancer She made tremendous contributions to elevate the level of support for cancer research and related programs to reduce incidence morbidity and mortality from cancer in Canada Under Dr Whylie s leadership the CCS consistently increased its annual investments in cancer research as well as other programs related to prevention advocacy information and support In 2006 after years of advocating by the Society under Dr Whylie s leadership the Federal government committed 260 million over five years to form the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer This initiative began to pave the way for Canadians to obtain improved cancer prevention information and high quality timely treatment and care no matter where they live As Director Cancer Control Policy Dr Whylie ensured that the Society s health policies were soundly grounded in scientific evidence She worked extensively with the media to spread the Society s health message as well as to stimulate new research and contribute to decision making and priority setting processes for cancer control in Canada For five years 1997 2002 she chaired the Canadian Coalition

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  • Health Policy Canada | Health Charities Canada | Dr. Alan Bernstein
    of Health Research 2008 At its 10th Annual Roundtable Meeting held March 6 2008 the HCCC was proud to present the inaugural Award of Distinction to Dr Alan Bernstein Executive Director of the Global HIV Vaccine Enterprise and former President of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research Dr Bernstein s contributions to health research in Canada and his ability to foster excellent relationships with health charities were only two of many traits that made him a great choice for HCCC s first Award of Distinction Dr Bernstein was previously the founding president of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research CIHR During his seven years there he built CIHR into one of the world s leading research agencies supporting more than 11 000 health researchers with an annual budget of US 1 billion Dr Bernstein received his Ph D in Medical Biophysics at the University of Toronto Following postdoctoral work in London where he first began working on retroviruses he returned to Canada to join the faculty of the Ontario Cancer Institute He later served as head of the Division of Molecular and Developmental Biology at the Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute at Mount Sinai Hospital and then its director of research Author of over 200 peer reviewed scientific publications Dr Bernstein is an internationally renowned researcher who has made extensive contributions to the study of embryonic development stem cells hematopoiesis and cancer Dr Bernstein has received numerous awards for his research and contributions to science including the McLaughlin Medal of the Royal Society of Canada the Robert L Noble Prize from the National Cancer Institute of Canada the Genetics Society of Canada Award of Excellence the 2001 Australian Society of Medical Research Medal an honorary degree from Dalhousie University the 2007 Medaille du merite from the Institut de Recherche Clinique de

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  • Health Policy Canada | Health Charities Canada | Mac Voisin, 2010
    health sector through his work with the Crohn s and Colitis Foundation of Canada CCFC where he made a tremendous difference through his support for cure directed research into a common disease inflammatory bowel disease IBD IBD was a previously orphaned disease in the sense that little research funding occurred in this area in Canada prior to his involvement Through Mac s support and by extension the more than 465 M M Meat Shops franchisees from coast to coast in Canada the CCFC significantly advanced the health research agenda for the more than 200 000 Canadians affected by IBD and by extension influence public policy Without the support of Mac Voisin it is possible that IBD would have remained an orphaned disease in Canada With Mr Voisins support the CCFC Canada s leading funder in IBD research became the number one per capita funder of IBD research in the non governmental sector in the world and one of the top globally in absolute terms His support enabled the CCFC to fund genetic discoveries for Crohn s disease and ulcerative colitis contribute to better therapies and launch the Framingham Study for IBD a 5 5 million GEM genetic environmental microbial Project involved twenty regional collaborative centres across Canada and up to 5 000 persons being followed over a period of five years to find out what triggers Crohn s disease Without Mac s support of the CCFC and IBD research the GEM Project would not have been possible Over the past 21 years Mac and his associates raised an astounding 18 3 million towards finding a cure for inflammatory bowel disease This represents approximately one quarter of all IBD research funded by the CCFC over the past two decades Mac is an inspiration to other philanthropists There can be no doubt

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