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Call for Nominations--Heather Crowe Smoke-Free Ontario Award, Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-term Care

Deadline April 29, 2016

Ontario is now accepting applications for its Heather Crowe Smoke-Free Ontario Award. This award will recognize those who have made significant contributions toward a smoke-free Ontario.

Heather Crowe was a non-smoker who developed lung cancer after being exposed to second-hand smoke in her workplace. After her diagnosis, she traveled across Canada to advocate for improved second-hand smoke by-laws.

To mark the upcoming 10th anniversary of the Smoke-Free Ontario Strategy, up to 10 awards will be presented to recognize individuals, groups and organizations that have championed tobacco control in Ontario over the past 10 years.

The nomination submissions can be made by anyone, and nominations are open until April 29, 2016. The award winners will be recognized on May 31, 2016, on World No Tobacco Day.

Promoting a smoke-free Ontario is part of the government's plan to build a better Ontario through its Patients First: Action Plan for Health Care, which is providing patients with faster access to the right care, better home and community care, the information they need to stay healthy and a health care system that's sustainable for generations to come.

For additional information and the nomination forms, please visit