SAVE THE DATE: MAY 7, 2020

On the evening of April 24, 2019 – nearly 1,700 people gathered at the Vancouver Convention Centre to celebrate the recipients of the 21st Annual Courage To Come Back Awards, raising over a phenomenal $2.5 Million in support of the life-saving programs and services of Coast Mental Health. This signature gala was presented by Wheaton Precious Metals and chaired by Lorne R. Segal, O.B.C., D.Litt. (Hon.), President of Kingswood Properties Ltd.

Each award recipient shared her own courageous story of triumph over adversity, making it clear that it is not the challenge itself but the way one responds to it that defines success.

Courage To Come Back Award recipients are recognized at a gala celebration every spring where their stories are told and accomplishments honoured. Chaired by Lorne Segal, O.B.C., D.Litt. (Hon.), LLD. (Hon.), President of Kingswood Properties Ltd., the Courage To Come Back Awards gala has become Coast’s most important fundraiser. Nearly 1,700 people attended the 21st  Annual Event on April 24, 2019, raising an extraordinary $2.4 million for mental health. Funds raised from the Courage To Come Back Awards ensure Coast Mental Health can continue providing the innovative, client-centered programs that have made Coast a leader in community-based mental health care.

At Coast Mental Health, we know that with the right supports, people can overcome seemingly insurmountable challenges, build better lives and contribute meaningfully to our communities.

First held in Vancouver in 1999, the Courage To Come Back Awards were born out of our firsthand experience of the human spirit’s inspiring capacity to overcome adversity and our wish to celebrate British Columbians who have found the courage to come back.

The Courage To Come Back Awards are given in five categories:

  • Mental Health
  • Addiction
  • Medical
  • Physical Rehabilitation
  • Youth

 

To read the stories of the 21st Annual Courage To Come Back Awards recipients, please visit here

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2019 Recipients

Congratulations to the recipients of the 20th anniversary Courage To Come Back Awards!

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Geri Iininaatoáákii Bemister-Williams

Addiction

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Harriet Ronaghan

Physical Rehabilitation

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Erin Emiru

Mental Health

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Kathryn Palmer

Medical

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Taylin McGill

Youth

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