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The purpose of the Awards is to pay tribute to those who have overcome overwhelming challenges.  These individuals deserved to be recognized and to celebrate their contributions to our communities. This recognition goes along way to encouraging these individuals to continue their efforts as role models for others.

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

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

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

Each award recipient shares their 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.

Thank you for choosing to nominate someone who inspires you for a 23rd Courage To Come Back Award presented by Wheaton Precious Metals and hosted by Coast Mental Health Foundation.

If you need some ideas about what to say or how to say it, check out the stories of Courage’s 2019 Recipients here.

We also have a FAQ section to answer some commonly asked question. If you are in need of additional help, please contact Coast Mental Health Foundation at courage@coastmentalhealth.com or 604-675-2328 or toll-free at 1-877-602-6278.

It is easy to complete the nomination process online. Answer the questions below and then Submit. Or if you want to work on it later, scroll to the bottom to Save and Continue Later. A link will be emailed to you, so that you can return and complete the form. Links will be active for 60 days.

* This online form is secure and your contact information is confidential.

23rd Courage To Come Back Nomination Form

The online nomination form for the 23rd Courage To Come Back Awards.
  • SECTION 1: Nominator Information

  • SECTION 2: Nominee Information

  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
    Necessary to process a Youth Award nomination.
  • SECTION 3: Nomination Criteria

    Please provide details of how the nominee satisfies each of the four criteria, with specific examples for each.
  • There is a 600 word maximum (4200 character count including spaces).
  • There is a 600 word maximum (4200 character count including spaces).
  • There is a 600 word maximum (4200 character count including spaces).
  • There is a 600 word maximum (4200 character count including spaces).
  • Section 4: Nominee Testimony

  • There is a 600 word maximum (4200 character count including spaces).
  • SECTION 5: Submitting your nomination checklist

  • SECTION 6: Letters of support

    IMPORTANT: You must ensure that three (3) testimonial letters by others in support of the nomination are submitted:

    UPLOAD: Please upload your three (3) letters of support below and in .pdf or .doc files. If you encounter any issues, please email courage@coastmentalhealth.com.
  • Drop files here or
    Accepted file types: jpg, pdf, doc, docx.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.


When you have completed the information required, click ‘Submit Your Nomination‘ button to complete the online submission portion of your nomination package.

If you have any questions, please email courage@coastmentalhealth.com.

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