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July 30, 2020

  • Tri City News – Coquitlam teen who overcame the odds recognized with Courage to Come Back award

July 30, 2020

  • Global BC – Courage to Come Back Award Recipient Mariam Nassri
  • News1130 – Courage to Come Back: Medical award recipient taps into inner strength she didn’t know she had
  • Vancouver Is Awesome – Mariam Nassri is taking a stand as a voice for the voiceless through her creativity and courage

July 27, 2020

  • The Georgia Straight – Italian Day on the Drive Society helps Coast Mental Health share inspiring tales of courage in troubled times

July 24, 2020

  • Jewish Independent – Corey Hirsch is among the honorees of this year’s Courage to Come Back Awards

July 23, 2020

  • Vancouver Is Awesome – Coquitlam teen Andrew Teel is an example of the power of love and hope in changing one’s destiny
  • News1130 – Interview with Courage to Come Back Youth recipient Andrew Teel
  • News1130 – Courage To Come Back: Youth recipient pushes for more transparency in foster care system
  • Global BC – Courage to Come Back Award recipient Andrew Teel

July 20, 2020

  • Kamloops This Week – Former Kamloops resident honoured with Courage to Come Back Award

July 18, 2020

July 16, 2020

  • Vancouver Is Awesome – Rumana Monzur overcame profound obstacles to fulfill her commitment towards fighting for justice
  • Global BC – Courage to Come Back Recipient Rumana Monzur
  • News1130 – Courage To Come Back: Physical Rehabilitation recipient survives spousal abuse, advocates victims

July 14, 2020

  • CFJC Today – After decades of addiction struggles, former Kamloops women recognized for helping others beat alcohol and drug abuse

July 9, 2020

  • Vancouver Is Awesome – In sharing her truth, Amanda Staller is following her calling for helping others in treatment and recovery
  • News1130 – Courage to Come Back: Recipient of Addiction award went from a life of crime to a life of service
  • Global BC – Courage to Come Back Award Recipient Amanda Staller

July 3, 2020

  • CityNews – Hirsch receives Courage to Come Back Award

July 2, 2020

  • Sportsnet 650: The Scott Rintoul Show –  Corey Hirsch discusses being the recipient for the Courage to Come Back Award
  • Global BC – 2020 Courage to Come Back Awards: Corey Hirsch
  • News1130 – Interview with Mental Health recipient, Corey Hirsch
  • News1130 – Courage to Come Back: Mental Health recipient ‘stickhandles’ through stigma
  • Sportsnet 650 – Courage to Come Back Month
  • Vancouver Is Awesome – Corey Hirsch advocates for mental health awareness by sharing his personal struggles to shatter stigmas
  • Georgia Straight – Mental-health advocate and former NHL goalie Corey Hirsch wins Courage to Come Back Award

June 27, 2020

June 23, 2020

  • Sooke News Mirror – Courage to Come Back campaign shares five stories of mental health resilience

June 23, 2020

  • Saanich News – Courage to Come Back campaign shares five stories of mental health resilience

June 23, 2020

  • Gold Stream Gazette – Courage to Come Back campaign shares five stories of mental health resilience

June 23, 2020

  • Peninsula News Review – Courage to Come Back campaign shares five stories of mental health resilience

June 23, 2020

  • Oak Bay News – Courage to Come Back campaign shares five stories of mental health resilience

June 23, 2020

  • Victoria News – Courage to Come Back campaign shares five stories of mental health resilience

January 23, 2020

  • Global BC – 22nd Courage To Come Back Tickets

December 13, 2019

  • Global BC – 22nd Courage to Come Back Nominations PSA

December 12, 2019

November 21, 2019

  • Global News – 2020 Courage to Come Back Awards Nominee Search

November 12, 2019

  • News1130 – Recognizing Courage: Nominations open for 22nd annual Coast Mental Health Courage To Come Back Awards

August 20, 2019

  • BizBash – The Courage To Come back Awards secures the top third spot for Vancouver’s Top 100 Events for 2019

May 4, 2019

  • Fred Lee – Courage To Come Back Awards

April 18, 2019

  • News 1130 – Courage To Come Back: Youth award recipient meets every challenge with a smile
  • Vancouver Courier – 14 brain surgeries and still smiling: resilient teenager refuses to give up

April 11, 2019

  • News 1130 – Courage To Come Back: Medical recipient raises awareness about disease few have heard of
  • Vancouver Courier – Pain of chronic disease hasn’t stopped mother of three from helping others

April 4, 2019

  • News 1130 – Courage To Come Back: Once a prisoner of her mind, Mental Health recipient helps others achieve inner peace
  • Vancouver Courier – Vancouver’s Erin Emiru gives hope where hope was once lost

March 28, 2019

  • News 1130 – Courage To Come Back: Physical Rehabilitation recipient had to start over for life she wanted
  • Vancouver Courier – Power of positivity: a decade-plus display of strength and resilience

March 21, 2019

  • News 1130 – Courage To Come Back: Addiction recipient leads by example in her recovery
  • Vancouver Courier – From trauma to recovery, Geri Bemister uses her life’s journey to teach others

January 21, 2019

November 14, 2018

  • News 1130 – The Coast Mental Health Courage To Come Back Awards is now accepting nominations!

November 2, 2018

  • Global News – Former winner, Tom Teranishi, on the life-changing impact of the ‘Courage to Come Back Awards’

May 11, 2018 – post-Courage

 

May 11, 2018 – for immediate release

 

May 9, 2018

  • Vancouver Courier – Having the Courage to strive for better mental health services

 

January 18, 2018

 

January 16, 2018

 

December 4, 2017

 

December 1, 2017

 

November 1, 2017

  • Revealing the new logo for the 20th annual Courage To Come Back Awards set to take place on May 10th, 2018 at the Vancouver Convention Centre

 

May 29, 2017

 

May 25, 2017 – New total is $1.63 million raised! Thank you!

 

May 23, 2017

 

May 17, 2017 – Record-breaking $1.57 million raised for Coast Mental Health!

Courage To Come Back

Award Criteria

These considerations apply to all 5 Courage To Come Back Award categories:

  • The nature of the misfortune and the impact on the nominee’s life
  • The degree of difficulty to overcome obstacles
  • The level of determination and perseverance
  • Ability to reach goals in spite of setbacks/obstacles
  • Contribution to the community/society
  • Inspirational value, positive impact on others