Celebrating the Human Spirit Award

This award recognizes and honours the meaningful contributions of individuals or teams, who provide health services, for acts of caring and compassion that go above and beyond the call of duty, which inspire others and have a profound and lasting impact. This can be interpreted broadly to include any act that improves an individual patient’s health and/or spirit, the lives of the patient’s family and/or the community. This award is a vehicle to share their stories with colleagues from across Canada and to help inspire others.

Selection Committee


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2017 Recipient: Bruyère Continuing Care
Therapeutic Support Services at Saint-Louis Residence and the Bruyère Village  

Cycling Without Age is an innovative program designed to enhance the lives of seniors by providing them with a great opportunity to remain connected to, and active in the community.

During its first season, it provided 193 people with the outdoor cycling experience and over 1,500 km was travelled.

For more information on Bruyère Continuing Care, view our 2017 Celebrating Leading Practices booklet.


Past Recipients

Please see our most recent recipients listed below. Full biography's are available in our Celebrating Leading Practices booklets.

2016, Ontario Shores

2015, Saint Elizabeth Health

2014, Carol Kushner and Donna Davis, Patients for Patient Safety Canada

2013, Guysborough Antigonish Strait Health Authority, Park Bench Players 

2012, Vancouver Inner City Youth Mental Health Program, Providence Health Care

2011, Dan McGann, Credit Valley Hospital