2019 True Awards and Donald S. Ethell Youth Awards

The Lieutenant Governor's Circle on Mental Health and Addiction presented the 2019 True Awards and Donald S. Ethell Youth Awards at a ceremony at Government House on August 22.  

The awards recognize individual Albertans and organizations who have made remarkable contributions to increasing awareness and promoting compassion related to mental illness. 

Congratulations to this year's honourees:

Wade Sorochan, True Grit Award recipient

Pam Brown, True Compassion Award recipient

Eating Disorder Support Network of Alberta, True Imagination Award recipeint

Arijit Lodha, Youth Award recipient

Nancy Zhao, Youth Award recipient


Thank you to the award recipients, the Circle Members, the evening's emcee Shaye Ganam and all the mental health advocates and partners who took part in the event!

Ceremony photos

About the Circle: The Lieutenant Governor's Circle was established in September 2011 by former Lieutenant Governor of Alberta the Honourable Donald S. Ethell, with the goal of offering encouragement and recognition to Albertans who have shown commitment. passion and ingenuity in improving the lives of those living with mental illness and/or addition. Her Honour, the Honourable Lois E. Mitchell, Lieuteuant Governor of Alberta now seves as Honourary Patron of the Circle. Learn more