Hincks-Dellcrest Centre the 2013 Greer Award winner
On Friday, April 12, at the OTF Spring Board of Governors’ meeting, Terry Hamilton, OTF President and Sam Hammond, ETFO President presented the Greer Award to Donna Duncan, CEO and Linda Hills, Executive Director of Hincks-Dellcrest Centre.
The Hincks-Dellcrest Centre in Toronto is a major force in working to eliminate the stigma of mental illness by promoting optimal mental health in infants, children, youth and their families and contributing to the achievement of healthy communities.
The Centre’s approach is three-pronged.
Firstly, the Centre provides a variety of prevention, early intervention, outpatient, and residential treatment programs which helps over 8,000 children and families each year. Secondly, the Hincks-Dellcrest Centre has a team of researchers who examine the causes of children’s social and emotional problems, while continuously improving services by testing and evaluating new treatment methods. And finally, the Centre trains more than 3,000 mental health and human services clinicians and managers each year, preparing them to become expert community practitioners and future leaders.
The Centre’s web-based resource, “The ABCs of Mental Health,” provides resources for teachers and parents to help in identifying typical and atypical mental health behaviour of children and youth.
The Greer Award was established in 1947 in memory of Dr. V.K. Greer, a distinguished Ontario educator. Because of the high regard for Dr. Greer, his colleagues established a fund as a memorial to the man and his contributions to public education. The award is presented annually for outstanding contributions to publicly funded education in Ontario. OTF administers the Greer Award.
The terms of the award allow the winner to designate another educational charitable organization to receive the monetary portion of the award. Hincks-Dellcrest designated Parents for Children’s Mental Health to receive the monetary award.
List of past Greer recipients
Left to Right: Terry Hamilton, OTF President; Donna Duncan, CEO; Linda Hills, Executive Director, Hincks-Dellcrest Centre; and Sam Hammond, ETFO President.
Left to Right: Ken Coran, President of OSSTF; Dr. Peter Jaffe; Terry Hamilton, President of OTF
Left to Right: Benoit Mercier, AEFO President; Rian McLaughlin, OTF President; Denis Vaillancourt, President of l’Assemblée de la francophonie de l’Ontario
Greer Memorial Award/Prix Greer