Notice of Annual General Meeting

Notice of Annual General Meeting


Our 2023 AGM has been scheduled to November 23rd, 2023

It will be held online via Zoom.

If you would like to attend our AGM please email your name and email to

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This meeting will include the election of officers to the board of directors.


Please update your membership to ensure voting privileges.

Votes in absentia will be available for those who do not have access to Zoom.
Please contact Kayla if you wish to arrange attendance at the centre.


Reports will be available for review at the Annual General Meeting. They will be published after the meeting so that those voting in absentia can review them.

SCOPE Awards - Supporting Consumer Opportunities for Empowerment

SCOPE awards recognize people for their contributions and efforts which empower consumer/survivors of the mental health system in Hamilton.

Nominations are made by mental health consumer/survivors who are members and staff of the MHRC.  Those receiving the award may be family, friends, and  support workers.  It is an opportunity for consumers to publicly thank those who have supported and continue to support them in their recovery.  MHRC staff are not eligible for this award. 

This is a non-competitive award event. All eligible nominees will receive an award. Nominees and their nominators will be invited to the awards presentation at the Annual General Meeting.

Nomination forms are available in office or below. Please return to the office by September 1st.

SCOPE Award Nomination form

Scope Awards Nomination form.pdf 151.2KB

POWER Award - Peer's Outstanding Work Empowering Recovery

The POWER Award is given to one peer support worker as chosen by an executive committee of Mental Health Rights Coalition. This award recognizes certified Peer Support Workers who go above and beyond in supporting the empowerment and recovery of consumers.

This award was initiated by the Mental Health Rights Coalition in 2011.  MHRC is proud of the work done by peers in the mental health system and believes their efforts are often lacking reward. 


The “POWER” Award is offered to a certified peer support worker who has shown outstanding ability and compassion in their formal role as peer supporter with consumers of mental health and addiction in a consumer organization, agency or business within the City of Hamilton and surrounding area.  This award is only available for front line staff who have graduated from a recognized peer support  training program.  It excludes management. 


Nominations must include the name and workplace of the nominee, the reason for nomination and 2 names supporting nomination.

Nomination forms are available in our office or below. 

POWER Award Nomination Form

Power Award Nomination form.pdf 199.3KB

Board of Directors

The Board Slate 2022

Jennifer Armstrong - Board Co-Chair

Jennifer Lenoir - Vice Chair

Lance Dingman - Treasurer

Monika Skarratt - Secretary

Martin Verrall

Fiona Wilson

This list will be updated to include incoming board nominees.

Currently accepting new board members. please send your completed application form to Judy Hoover at External link opens in new tab or

Applications now open for the board of directors!

Apply for the board now!

Board application 2022.pdf