CCPA senior economist Armine Yalnizyan, was presented with the Ontario Public Health Association’s Award of Excellence on October 5, 2011 at their annual meetings. She accepted this honour on behalf of all the contributors to the Growing Gap Project and all the people who contribute to the CCPA to make our work possible.
It was an unexpected award, but reflects the fact that the OPHA recognizes and celebrates CCPA’s work as supporting their own in the search for public policies and initiatives that can reduce health inequities.
There are few more noble goals – and few people who work as hard as the folks at the OPHA in their efforts to make meaningful change in our daily lives, particularly among the most marginalized groups in our midst. The CCPA is lucky to be on a journey with such fellow travelers.