Annual Crisis Worker Awards
The CWSO recognizes that its success is largely built by its members’ commitment to excellence and dedication in the field of crisis intervention. The annual awards program is designed to distinguish and honor those crisis workers who demonstrate these qualities through their work.
Throughout Ontario, crisis intervention workers play a significant role in delivering crucial, often life-saving, intervention services to people who are experiencing a crisis in their lives. Many communities have discovered the importance of such services through the presence of crisis intervention workers in many community mobile crisis teams, hospital emergency departments, schools, children’s mental health centers, and other community settings.
Award of Excellence
To recognize a front line individual worker or team for their excellence and commitment while delivering crisis intervention services within Ontario. The nominee must provide direct crisis intervention services. The degree to which the nominee demonstrates: commitment to the field of crisis intervention; enthusiasm in the workplace with peers and clients; accountability to the client, co-workers, and the employer; dedication that travels beyond the boundaries of a job description; initiative in striving to make a difference for clients; respect for clients, their families, and co-workers; inspiration for excellence to co-workers and employers.
Award of Distinction
To recognize a supervisor or manager for their leadership, principles, and dedication while ensuring delivery of crisis intervention services within Ontario. The nominee must provide supervision and/or management of crisis response services to a single community, district, or region. The degree to which the nominee demonstrates: commitment to the field of crisis intervention; integrity for a multidisciplinary team of professional service providers; leadership within an agency or community that directly impacts on the delivery of crisis response services; enthusiasm in the workplace; ethical practice of supervision/management functions; dedication to ensuring quality services are delivered; support for front line workers; respect for subordinates, colleagues, and clients.
Significant Contribution to CWSO
To recognize an individual’s outstanding contribution to the Crisis Workers Society of Ontario. Nominees for the Significant Contribution to CWSO will have been a member of CWSO and have worked consistently and tirelessly towards establishing and improving the CWSO as a significant organization. The degree to which the nominee demonstrates: leadership role in CWSO; mentorship to co-workers and new professionals joining CWSO; dedication while performing outstanding service for the CWSO; supportive of the CWSO in an exemplary fashion; inspiration to fellow CWSO members; promotion of CWSO as a professional organization for crisis workers.
Up and Coming Award
To recognize and celebrate the success of a front line individual worker or supervisor or manager who was promoted within the past year for their leadership and commitment to excellence and dedication in the field of crisis intervention services within Ontario.
Nominations can be submitted at any time during the year. The recognized recipients will be honoured at the annual CWSO Conference. Please forward the nomination to:
Carmen Abel MSc, RP
Director of Community Services and Housing
Thresholds Homes and Supports
236 Victoria Street N, Kitchener ON N2H 5C8