Public Health Champion(s) 2023

Algoma Public Health

Public Health Champion(s) 2023

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Nominate a Champion in Your Community!


Let's shine a spotlight on those unsung heroes who make a Algoma a better place to live, whether at an individual or community-level. Champions show courage, compassion, and perseverance -- they bring individuals together toward a common goal. It is our goal to showcase those Public Health Champions who work in the shared goal of making Algoma healthier for all who live here.


Do you know an adult, youth, or organization that's on a mission to promote and protect community health, regardless of age, income, or background? Their unwavering commitment to making our community healthier could make them the next shining star in public health.


A Public Health Champion is more than just a title; it's a tribute to those who tirelessly work to safeguard and elevate community health while championing equity for all in Algoma. Whether they're leading, collaborating, innovating, or creating new opportunities for a better community, they are champions for putting public health in action.


It’s time to nominate the local heroes and organizations that you believe deserve the 2023 Public Health Champion Award


For 2023, we would like to honor three categories of (3) Public Health Champions.


OPTION 1: Organization

OPTION 2: Adult (25 years of age & over)

OPTION 3: Youth (25 years of age & under)



A Public Health Champion might be an individual or organization that:


  • Makes a difference by working with local municipalities to make positive changes in the community.
    • For example, working with community partners to influence municipal decision-making for healthier plans. This might include addressing climate change by expanding outdoor recreation and active transportation or creating community-led supports to address food insecurity.

  • Brings together community partners to work together to improve the overall health of the population in Algoma.
    • For example, working with partners to enhance community connection and cohesion, through social and cultural activities that bring people together to improve physical and mental well-being. This might include, a neighbourhood initiative, new volunteer group, a community engagement art project, youth mental wellness initiatives, etc.

  • Help create opportunities for priority populations to attain their full health potential.
    • For example, working to support awareness, education, advocacy, and policy development to advance health equity. This might include a community group, university, or high school working to support and create safe and welcoming spaces for those who identify as 2SLGTBQIA+.


Need more examples? Check out previous years' Champions





To be eligible for nomination, an individual or organization must be a resident/organization in the Algoma district.


Current members of the board of health for Algoma Public Health and current Algoma Public Health staff are not eligible.


Call for nominations ends: January 10, 2024 @ 12 PM EST


Award winners will be presented at the January 24, 2024 (5 PM) Board of Health meeting.

A selection committee made up of board members, staff and the medical officer of health will review and decide on a winner based on the criteria above. 

Nominations are evaluated by members of the Algoma Public Health Board of Health and Algoma Public Health staff. 

How do I nominate?

Choose 1 of 3 options:


Option 1: Complete the online form and click 'submit'


Option 2: Download a fillable PDF. Complete it and submit it electronically by emailing:


Option 3: Download a nomination sheet (PDF) and mail it to:

Algoma Public Health
c/o Public Health Champion Award
294 Willow Avenue
Sault Ste. Marie, ON P6B 0A9

OR, drop off at one of district offices in Wawa, Elliot Lake or Blind River


To be eligible for nomination, the individual or group of individuals, organization, employer, or employee must reside in the Algoma district.

Current members of the Board of Health for Algoma Public Health and Algoma Public Health staff are not eligible.

if you have any further questions about the application process or about this year's Public Health Champion Call for Nominations you can email us at: