Recognizing excellence in our values
Recognizing excellence in our values

Being recognized for exceptional work or service is important for a happy and productive workforce. We also know it improves patient care. 

Since 2003, Waypoint’s Core Value Awards have been the sought-after recognition for exceptional values-based behaviour. Each year, Waypoint staff and volunteers are nominated by their peers, partners and patients for demonstrating behaviours that bring our values to life in one of the following categories: Care, Respect, Accountability, Innovation, Collaboration, Patient Safety, Leadership, Psychological Health, Safety & Wellness and Teamwork. All the nominees are invited to the annual Celebration of Excellence luncheon held in their honour, followed by the awards ceremony which is open to all Waypoint staff and volunteers.

In 2015, the forensic mental health Awenda Program was nominated in the category of Respect by Lena Zwicker, Director of Quality and Integrated Risk Management Services. “I witnessed how the team came together to engage two separate families in the care of their loved ones and it just couldn’t go unrecognized.”
Awenda Team

Awenda Team members: Rob Boyle, Lydia McKee, Kim Nash, April Smith, Ray Cole, Linda Maurice, Brianne Quesnelle, Sharon Parent, Bonnie Quesnelle, Glennis Mullings

Missing from photo: Dr. Brant Bergstrome, Katie Dupuis, Kyle Gadoury, Kristin Grant, Emilie Warrilow


In keeping with Waypoint’s values, the team worked together to harness the good intentions of the families and work with both the patients and their families to develop care plans and communication plans that worked for all involved. Staff worked closely with the patients to help them communicate more effectively with care providers and family members, and they had courageous conversations with the families advocating for the individual patient's needs and interests to achieve a successful outcome.

And while the Awenda team received the award, all the Core Value Award nominations are deserving of recognition and truly demonstrate the good things that happen at Waypoint.

“Although all employees deserve to be recognized for the tremendous work they do every day and night, some go above and beyond in modeling the behaviours consistent with our values,” says Carol Lambie, President and CEO. “We’d like you to help us acknowledge those individuals or teams by nominating them for a Core Value Award.”

A complete nomination package, including award criteria, can be found on our website at Nominations can be completed and submitted online.

The deadline for submissions has been extended to September 16, 2016. If you require assistance with your nomination, please contact our Organizational Development department at 705-549-3181, ext. 2304.  For any other inquiries regarding the program or submissions, please contact Janique Sibley at or 705.549.3181 ext. 2139.