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The Heart&Stroke Healthy Community Award recognizes individuals, groups or agencies who have contributed to the development of Healthy Public Policy in Saskatchewan.  The Healthy Community Award is awarded through a nomination process by the Heart and Stroke Foundation's Healthy Public Policy Advisory Committee.  The committee is made up of representatives from the Foundation, Saskatchewan in motion, Saskatoon in motion/Saskatoon Health Region, Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association and the Saskatchewan Trails Association.  Anyone can nominate individuals, groups or agencies for a recognition award throughout the year.

Healthy Public Policy

Healthy Public Policy (HPP) is public policy that enhances the populations' health by having a positive healthy impact (National Collaborating Centre for Healthy Public Policy).  The main aim of HPP is to create a supportive environment to enable people to lead healthy lives (World Health Organization).


The purpose of the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Saskatchewan’s Healthy Public Policy Recognition Awards is to recognize and reward Healthy Public Policy-relevant work that is applicable to the mission and values of the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Saskatchewan (HSFS).

Recognition Awards

Recipients of a recognition award will receive a certificate of recognition signed by the HSFS CEO and Board President along with a letter of support from the HSFS Healthy Public Policy Advisory Committee. When applicable, an individual’s direct supervisor will be included as a cc on the letter of support to ensure that acknowledgment of support is extended to them as well.

Eligibility and Criteria  <<top>>

  • Any individual, group or agency that has been responsible for moving forward policy, bylaws or legislation that fits the criteria are eligible to apply, including but not limited to:
    • Health region employees,
    • Municipal or provincial officials, and
    • Community members.
  • The nominated project must be Healthy Public Policy-relevant work that fits the mission and values of the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Saskatchewan.

The Heart and Stroke Foundation, a volunteer-based health charity, leads in eliminating heart disease and stroke and reducing their impact through:

    • the advancement of research and its application
    • the promotion of healthy living, and
    • advocacy.
Collaboration - committed to working together collaboratively for a common cause across the federation and with our partners.
Excellence - committed to excellence in all we do.
Innovation - a passion for and the courage to explore, stimulate and engage in new ideas, behaviours and approaches.
Integrity - acting ethically to ensure transparency, accountability and public trust.
Respect - respecting, appreciating and recognizing our donors, volunteers, staff and partners who help us achieve our mission.

Nomination Process and Submission   <<top>>

  • Applications can be submitted in electronic format using the Nomination form.  Click here to download the Nomination Form (PDF).  The form can be submitted electronically or printed and mailed to the address below.  A letter of recommendation, which includes all of the required information will also be accepted in place of the form.
  • All submissions will be provided to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Saskatchewan's Healthy Public Policy Advisory Committee for consideration.  A unanimous decision is required for the nominee to be awarded a Healthy Community Award.
  • Recipients of the Healthy Community Award will receive a certificate of recognition signed the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Saskatchewan's CEO and Board President, along with a letter of support from the advisory committee.  A description of the nomination and nominee will also be included on the website.

Please submit the completed nomination form to:

Senior Manager, Mission Programs
Heart and Stroke Foundation of Saskatchewan
279 - 3rd Ave. N
Saskatoon, SK  S7K 2H8
E-mail: or Fax: 306-664-4016