Safehaven named recipient of the 2022 Celebrating the Human Spirit Award

March 30, 2022

The Canadian College of Health Leaders is proud to announce that Safehaven, has been named recipient of the 2022 Celebrating the Human Spirit Award.

For over thirty years, Safehaven has provided exceptional care to, and advocated for, the rights and quality of life of youth and adults with developmental disabilities through leading medical care and non-institutional recreational programming.

Over the past year, Safehaven has gone above and beyond its mandate to support the developmental services sector and broader community. As the Toronto Region’s Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) Collaborative Lead, Safehaven has led 70+ agencies and over 600+ sites in the community, developmental services, Indigenous, youth justice, violence against women, and anti-human trafficking sectors to provide IPAC education and supports, including mask-fit testing, vaccines, rapid antigen testing, and outbreak management.

Safehaven has been recognized provincially and nationally for this exceptional work, with CEO Susan Bisaillon named to the City of Toronto COVID-19 Vaccine Accessibility Task Force and the Provincial Network for Vaccine Access in Ontario.

The Celebrating the Human Spirit 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.

The Celebrating the Human Spirit Award is sponsored by HIROC. The Healthcare Insurance Reciprocal of Canada (HIROC) is a member-owned expert provider of professional and general liability coverage and risk management support.

This award is part of our CCHL National Awards Program. and will be presented at the virtual Honouring Health Leadership event on June 16, 2022.

For further information and/or to arrange an interview, please contact:

Christian Coulombe
Vice-President, Marketing & Membership
Canadian College of Health Leaders
613-235-7219, ext. 213