MARKHAM, ON, May 3, 2012 /CNW/ - Ontario's finest Child and Youth
Workers will be honoured at the 21st annual Krista Sepp Memorial Award
Celebration Luncheon on Friday, May 4th at the Richmond Country Club.
On the eve of Children's Mental Health Week (May 6-12, 2012), non-profit
organizations dedicated to helping children and youth in Ontario will
gather to recognize this year's nominees and recipients.
The Honourable Tracy MacCharles, MPP for Pickering -Scarborough East and
Assistant to the Minister of Child and Youth Services, will be in
attendance to greet the honourees and participate in the celebration.
A total of 28 child and youth workers were nominated by their peers
from across Ontario for the Krista Sepp Memorial Award this year.
Nominations were received from across all child-serving sectors
including children's mental health, child welfare, youth justice,
education and health.
The Krista Sepp Memorial Award was established by Kinark in 1991 to
honour the memory of Krista Sepp, who lost her life on February 3,
1989, while performing her duties as a child and youth counselor. Each
year, the Krista Sepp Memorial Awards are held to recognize the high
quality work and dedication of child and youth counselors/workers from
across Ontario. Gillian Rowney of Hincks-Dellcrest Centre is the
recipient of the 2012 Horizon Award, which recognizes the work of a
Child and Youth Worker with no more than five years of experience
working in the field. Working within a classroom, Rowney is responsible
for implementing the school program's educational component and
implementing a variety of therapeutic programming.
This year's Mentoring Award recipient is Bree Brown of the
Hincks-Dellcrest Centre. The Mentoring Award recognizes the ongoing
contributions of direct service staff with more than five years of
experience. Recently celebrating her tenth anniversary, Brown provides
direct support for the safety of the teens and implements daily
programs, while coordinating staff.
Krista Sepp Memorial Award, recognizing the high quality work
and dedication of child and youth counselors/workers from across
Friday, May 4, 2012 at 12 p.m.
Richmond Hill Country Club
8905 Bathurst St.
Richmond Hill, ON L4C 0H4
SOURCE Kinark Child and Family Services
For further information:
or to arrange an interview with the recipients, please contact:
Darryl Mathers, Manager, Communications
905.474.9595 ext. 349 or Cell: 416.918.4419