Nominations

Do you know someone who has had the COURAGE to come back from adversity? Does this person inspire you and others around them?

Every year, Coast Mental Health Foundation hosts the  Courage To Come Back Awards,  recognizing British Columbians who have overcome adversity or illness, and have gone on to make a positive difference in their community.

Celebrate a courageous person in your life by nominating them to receive an award at our 20th Anniversary gala in Vancouver next May.

Nominations are free, so nominate as many people as you like! All residents of British Columbia are eligible for nomination, if they meet the nomination criteria.

  • THE NOMINEE MUST AGREE TO BE NOMINATED FOR A COURAGE TO COME BACK AWARD
  • Nominations are open only to residents of BC
  • Any material submitted to Coast Mental Health Foundation will not be returned
  • Coast makes every effort to verify nominee stories but takes no responsibility for errors or omissions
  • Coast Mental Health Foundation reserves the right to place nominations in another award category
  • We regret that we cannot accept video or CD nominations at this time

Nomination Guide

Tell the nominee’s story of a courageous comeback accurately and in detail.

Please submit only one (1) nomination form for the Nominee, and submit only three (3) letters of support and testimonials.

For ideas, take a look at past recipient stories by following this link to the 2017 recipients.

PLEASE READ BEFORE SUBMITTING:

Once you have clicked “submit” an immediate message should appear confirming your nomination has been successfully submitted. You will also receive a confirmation email.

Nominations will not be considered complete or eligible until a completed nomination form and all mandatory letters of support have been received.

More questions? Check out our FAQ

Deadline: Wednesday, February 7th, 2018

To download a paper version of the nomination form, click here

Nomination Categories

Addiction: A person who has demonstrated inspirational achievements overcoming the challenges of addiction and any adversity that stemmed from an addiction and who has given back to his or her community. Sobriety must have been maintained for at least the past five years.

Medical: A person who has demonstrated inspirational achievements overcoming the challenges of a medical condition, either from birth or developed in their lifetime, and who has given back to his or her community.

Mental Health: A person who has demonstrated inspirational achievements overcoming the challenges of living with a mental illness or other significant adversity affecting their mental health, and who has given back to his or her community.

Physical Rehabilitation: A person who has demonstrated inspirational achievements following major trauma or injury which has required extensive physical rehabilitation, and who has given back to his or her community.

Youth: A young person, 25 years or under, as of December 31, 2017, who has demonstrated inspirational achievements overcoming mental illness, injury or addiction and who has given back to his or her community.