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CAH Award for Innovation in Health and Wellness

The Centre on Aging and Health (CAH) Award for Innovation in Health and Wellness serves to recognize Regina-based individuals, groups, or organizations offering health or wellness services to older adults. The award recognizes those who have introduced an innovative approach to service provision or who have conducted field research to evaluate services or programs for older persons. Services may be related to:

  • healthcare and healthcare delivery;
  • mental health;
  • exercise;
  • nutrition;
  • social participation and inclusion; and/or
  • community support.

Winners will be presented with the award during a CAH-organized event open to the public (e.g., at the annual University of Regina CAH Distinguished Lecture). Award winners will also be featured in the CAH Newsletter and on the CAH website. The winner will be presented with a commemorative certificate and will be offered formal affiliation with the CAH. The award does not have monetary value.

  • Eligibility and Adjudication Criteria

    1. Nominees cannot be full-time University of Regina employees.
    2. The activity recognized should be taking place within the greater Regina metropolitan area. In exceptional circumstances, we will consider outstanding individuals or groups working and based in rural areas elsewhere in Saskatchewan.
    3. Nominators can only nominate one group, organization, or individual per year.
    4. The primary criterion will be the formal introduction of an innovation that:
      1. improves health or wellness for an older person or for older people, and/or
      2. successfully advocates action leading to health or wellness improvement, and/or
      3. systematically evaluates services for older adults, making recommendations that have led to implemented improvements.
    5. One award will be given per calendar year. The award does not have to be given every year. The adjudication committee will make that decision.
    6. The award does not have monetary value.
  • Nomination Procedures

    Nominations (of 8 pages or less for the complete package of materials) will be accepted from colleagues and/or service recipients or their family members and must include:

    • A short nominee biography
    • A short description of their innovation
    • Letters of support

    Nominations are to be submitted to Kathryn Smart, CAH Administrator. This year’s deadline has been extended to November 30, 2023. Late or incomplete nominations will not be accepted.

    The CAH Award for Innovation in Health and Wellness Nomination Forms are available on the CAH web site.

    Nominations may be made in hard copy or electronic format (here via the form below). Nominations can be emailed to cah@uregina.ca or kathryn.smart@uregina.ca

    Nominations can also be mailed to:

    Kathryn Smart, Centre on Aging and Health
    Department of Psychology
    3737 Wascana Pkwy
    Regina, SK
    S4S 0A2

    Nomination receipt will be acknowledged by e-mail. If your nomination is not acknowledged, please contact the CAH Administrator at 306.337.8477 or kathryn.smart@uregina.ca or cah@uregina.ca

    Consideration of Nominations

    An adjudication committee will judge the applications. The committee will consist of the CAH Administrator and 3 older adult volunteers from the community.

    The adjudication committee will report to the Director of the CAH and must render its decision within two months from each nomination deadline.

  • Nomination Form

    Download the Innovation in Health and Wellness Award nomination form (.docx) below.

    Or fill out the online form here


For further information, contact:

Kathryn Smart
CAH Administrator

Innovation in Health and Wellness Award - Nomination Form

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