We are honoured that Pine River Institute has been selected as one of the winners of the Kaiser Foundation 2009 Awards for Excellence! The Kaiser Foundation, formed 25 years ago, works in the field of mental health and addictions. One of their programs is the National Awards for Excellence, which recognizes and honours individuals and organizations across Canada, in the following categories: Aboriginal Programming, Community Programming, Leadership, Public Policy, Media Reporting, Mental Health and Substance Abuse Programming, and Youth Leadership. Pine River won in the category of Community Programming.
The Kaiser Foundation’s National Awards for Excellence in mental health and addictions initiative is a yearly event which honours the outstanding work being done by the thousands of Canadian organizations, communities and individuals who are engaged in the fields of mental health and addictions. The Awards are dedicated to recognizing the people who spend their lives helping others get well, usually with little or no public acknowledgement or compensation.
Each Award recipient receives a $10,000 grant to be given to a recognized charity of their choice, in this case Pine River Institute.