Transformative Change Awards with banner graphics of birds and Alliance logo in white

The Alliance celebrated a record number of Transformative Change Awards at our 2021 Conference Power in Community last week. Congratulations to all of this year’s recipients, and thanks to everyone who helped us to celebrate these amazing community health champions and their work.

If you missed the awards, we can offer you some videos to catch up on what happened, and here’s the full list of 2021 award recipients.

Transformative Change Awards – teams and programs

Anishnawbe Health Toronto Mobile Units – Full awards video

Counselling Connect – Centretown CHC and Crossroads Children’s Mental Health Centre – Full awards video

Northwest Toronto COVID-19 Collaborative – Black Creek CHC and Rexdale CHC – Full awards video

Seasonal Agricultural Workers Program – Grand River CHC and Partners – Full awards video


Transformative Change Awards – Joe Leonard Award and other individual awards

The Joe Leonard Award was presented at the Alliance’s AGM on June 15. You can watch the full speeches and presentations of the Joe Leonard Awards here, given in 2021 to:

Simone Thibault, Centretown CHC



Other individual awards were presented at the Alliance conference, June 17, during this ceremony (video starts a little ways in, but includes all speeches from below)

Denise Brooks Health Equity Champion Award

Angela Robertson, Parkdale Queen West CHC

Adrianna Tetley Legacy Award

Denis Constantineau, CSC du Grand Sudbury

Community Health Champion Award

Dr. Janet Smylie

Media Awards

Jennifer Yang, Toronto Star

Amina Zafar, CBC News