CHSO Meritorious Service Award

What distinguishes this award from the CHSO Living the Mission Award?
The purpose of the Living the Mission Award is: “To recognize people or teams from CHSO member organizations that have made a significant contribution over a sustained period of time to the advancement of Catholic health care in Ontario. The award is to acknowledge the highest level of excellence in the area of demonstrated and recognized day-to-day expression of Mission. The Mission Award recipient has inspired and mentored others, carried the mission to the next generation of leaders, and is a beacon of servant leadership.” The Living the Mission Award focuses on people or teams from CHSO member organizations.

The Meritorious Service Award recognizes an individual whose impact on Catholic health care is broader, affecting Catholic health care ministry on a wider scale.

What are the criteria?
An exceptional, long-term, distinguished contribution that has had a significant impact on Catholic health care, in a manner that has been felt by CHSO and CHSO organizations.

Is this award presened annually or on occasion?
The award would not necessarily be awarded annually. This special award is presented on occasion to individuals for their unparalleled contributions.

What distinguishes this award from the CHSO Living the Mission Award?
The purpose of the Living the Mission Award is: “To recognize people or teams from CHSO member organizations that have made a significant contribution over a sustained period of time to the advancement of Catholic health care in Ontario. The award is to acknowledge the highest level of excellence in the area of demonstrated and recognized day-to-day expression of Mission. The Mission Award recipient has inspired and mentored others, carried the mission to the next generation of leaders, and is a beacon of servant leadership.” The Living the Mission Award focuses on people or teams from CHSO member organizations.

The Meritorious Service Award recognizes an individual whose impact on Catholic health care is broader, affecting Catholic health care ministry on a wider scale.

What are the criteria?
An exceptional, long-term, distinguished contribution that has had a significant impact on Catholic health care, in a manner that has been felt by CHSO and CHSO organizations.

Is this award presened annually or on occasion?
The award would not necessarily be awarded annually. This special award is presented on occasion to individuals for their unparalleled contributions.

Award Recipients

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Father Frank Morrisey

Father Frank Morrisey - 2019 Award Recipient

Father Frank Morrisey received the first CHSO Meritorious Award at CHSO’s Forum and Gala Dinner held on June 26th in Toronto. This honour recognizes extraordinary contributions by individuals that have had a significant impact on Catholic health care. Father Frank’s impact has been felt by CHSO and by Catholic health organizations across Canada and internationally. Congratulations!