Awards

Two particular awards we are proud to be involved with include the Bob Mills Leadership Awared, and the Trudie McLaren Volunteer Award of Excellence. Below are further descriptions of each award, as well as a list of past recipients.

Have someone you want to nominate for an award? Fill out the form below. Deadline is May 15th, 2017.

Bob Mills Leadership Award (Formerly the Community Service Award)
“Recognizing Leadership in the Fight Against HIV and AIDS”
The purpose of the Bob Mills Leadership Award is to recognize individuals, groups of individuals or organizations that have individually or collectively made a difference in the fight against HIV and AIDS in the greater Edmonton area.

The HIV Edmonton Community Leadership Award was first given out in 1988 by the AIDS Network of Edmonton. It was presented to the Hon. Jim Dinning for his contributions and efforts in the area of AIDS in the Edmonton community.

Trudie McLaren Volunteer Award
“Recognizing Volunteerism in the Fight Against HIV and AIDS”
The purpose of the Volunteer Award of Excellence is to recognize individuals, groups of individuals or organizations that have individually or collectively made a difference through volunteering in the fight against HIV and AIDS in the greater Edmonton area.

The HIV Edmonton Volunteer Award of Excellence was first given out in 2006 by the AIDS Network of Edmonton. It was presented to Trudie McLaren for her contributions and efforts in volunteering as HIV Edmonton’s archivist for 14 years. The following year, the name of the award was changed to reflect Trudie’s outstanding and significant contributions. We said our final goodbyes to Trudie in 2018 when she passed away. 

Past recipients of the Bob Mills Leadership Award:

2020 – Ken MacDonald- former HIV Edmonton Board Chair
2019 – AAWEAR- Alberta Addicts Who Educate and Advocate Responsibly – Alberta
2018 – Dr. Christopher Power, Professor, Principal Investigator- Canada Research Chair in Neurological Infection and Immunity
2017 – Dr. Ryan Cooper, Assistant Teaching Professor- Division of Infectious Diseases in the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
2016 – The Honourable Laurie Hawn, former Member of Parliament Edmonton Centre
2015 – James Mabey, former HIV Edmonton Board Chair
2014 – Northern Alberta Program Prenatal Care Team
2013 – Sarah Hayward, former HIV Edmonton Board Chair
2012 – Dr. Lil Miedzinski, Faculty of Medicine, University of Alberta
2011 – Dr. Vera Caine, Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta
2010 – Dr. Ameeta (Ami) Singh, Medical Director at the AHS Edmonton STI Clinic and Clinical Professor at the University of Alberta’s Division of Infectious Diseases
2009 – Sherry McKibben, former Executive Director of HIV Edmonton (1998-2006)
2008 – Bernadette Modrovsky, Northern Alberta Clinic Social Worker and Past Board Chair
2007 – Edzimkulu, Edmonton Organization, South African AIDS Orphanage
2006 – Betty Hugo, Receptionist for HIV Edmonton
2005 – Dr. Ron Goede, Physician
2004 – Bob Mills, AIDS Activist and Past Board Member (*** Award renamed “Bob Mills Leadership Award” at this time)
2003 – Theresa (Terri) Wynnyk, Film-maker
2002 – Ted Birse, Northern Alberta Clinic Nurse
2001 – Marliss Taylor, Streetworks Program Manager
2000 – Stella Yeung and Dawn Burcharski
1999 – Dr. Lorne Tyrrell, Contribution of Biomedical Research
1998 – Jim Sheremeta, Community Leadership Award
1997 – Sharon Marcus, Community Leadership Award
1996 – Dr. Stan Houston, Director, HIV Outpatient Clinic, University of Alberta Hospitals
1995 – Monsignor William Irwin, President, Catholic Social Services, KAIROS I and II Programs
1994 – Volunteers (1984-94): Essential players in the Edmonton Community Response to HIV/AIDS
1993 – Deborah Norris and Sherry Lencucha, Founding Members and Co-Chairs, AB Society for Positive Women
1992 – Ken Ward, Founding Member, Feather of Hope
1992 – Dana King, Founding Member and Past Chair Edmonton PLW HIV Society
1991 – Michael Phair, Founding Member and Past Chair, AIDS Network of Edmonton
1990 – Wayne Hellard, Education Coordinator, AIDS Network of Edmonton
1989 – Dr. Barbara Romanowski, Director, STD Control, AB Health
1988 – The Hon. Jim Dinning, Alberta Community and Occupational Health

Recipients:

2020 – Ianna Ings
2019 – Nicole Jankovic
2018 – CJ De Jong
2017 – Colleen Cavanagh
2016 – Kristina Marvin
2015 – Dianne Rogers (Posthumous)
2014 – Patricia (Trish) Rowsell
2013 – Daniel Able
2012 – Daltyn Evans
2011 – Wendi Freudenreich
2010 – Alberto Pacheco
2009 – SIHA
2008 – Lyle Watling
2007 – Susan Jamieson
2006 – Trudie McLaren