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Mindset Award Finalists Chosen

Five finalists have been selected for the inaugural Mindset Award for Workplace Mental Health Reporting. The winner, chosen by an independent jury, will be announced in April. 

The finalists, in alphabetical order by media title, are: 

CBC News Network's 'Power & Politics', for Rosemary Barton's interview with M.P. Celina Caesar-Chavannes about her depression;

The Globe and Mail, for its series 'The Unremembered' about suicide among veterans of the war in Afghanistan, reported by Renata D'Aliesio, Les Perreaux and Allan Maki;

The Ottawa Citizen, for a series on mental stress affecting whistleblowers, reported by Don Butler;

The Toronto Star, for a story about the death by suicide of Const. Darius Garda, reported by Wendy Gillis.

The Tyee, for “They Keep us Safe, but Stigma is Killing Firefighters, Paramedics and Cops”, reported by David P. Ball.

Read the full release media here



The Mindset Award for Workplace Mental Health Reporting celebrates incisive or investigative reporting that materially advances public awareness of significant issues involving workplace mental health. 


EntryOpen to all Canadian journalists working in any medium, in English or French. Submissions must have received their first publication in Canada in the calendar year 2016. Self-published work is not eligible.


The prize: $1,000, a framed certificate and assistance with travel to the awards ceremony. 


Application dates: November 10, 2016 to January 15, 2017.  APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED


Application fee: None


Permissible number of entriesIndividuals may enter once. Media organizations may enter twice. 


The full rules: Read them and then access the online application form from the bottom of that page.


The sponsor: Great-West Life Centre for Mental Health in the Workplace. 


Presentation: At the CAJ Awards in Ottawa, April 29, 2017. 


For more: Read our media release.


Lire en français : Le Prix En-Tête pour reportage sur la santé mentale en milieu de travail 


Mindset, and its French counterpart En-Tête, are funded in part by the Mental Health Commission of Canada, using a grant from Health Canada, and supported by CBC News. The Canadian Journalism Forum on Violence and Trauma is solely responsible for the guides’ content.