April 28, 2023

2023 Living the Mission Awards

Congratulations to this year’s recipients of the Living the Mission Awards!


Dr. Stephen Hwang – Mission Leadership Award

Dr. Hwang is the Director of MAP Centre for Urban Health Solutions at Unity Health Toronto. His nominators describe him as an internationally known, leading researcher in homelessness who has advanced “Catholic health care’s contribution and mission to improve health outcomes to those living in situations of vulnerability, marginalization and poverty. He has expressed that his work “at a Catholic sponsored hospital made all the difference to his research, encouraging him to care for those most experiencing inequity and marginalization.”

Eleanor (Ellie) Lambert – Founders’ Leadership Award

Ellie is an Occupational Therapist at Providence Care. Those who nominated Ellie describe her as someone who “champions Catholic healthcare’s concerns for the vulnerable by deliberately and meaningfully engaging the most vulnerable in our community to be part of planning, design, implementation and use of the Recovery College”. (The Recovery College gives people with mental illness the chance to access education and training programmes designed to help them on their road to recovery). They further explain that Ellie has “created the most compassionate, welcoming environment where people may learn, and have personal agency in a most respectful space, ensuring the dignity of each person.”