Leadership Award: Dr. Ron Remick
Dr. Ron Remick co-founded and became the Medical Director of the Urgent Care Psychiatric Program for the Moods Disorders Association of BC in 2009. He is well-known for pioneering and advancing the practice of Group Medical Visits which has increased access to psychiatric consultations for over 6000 people and shifted policy in the area of physician compensation to help make the practice more widespread.
Award of Merit: Project Link
Project Link is a collaboration between representatives from Vancouver Coastal Health Authority, Providence Health Care, and Vancouver Police Department focused on responding in a more robust way to some of the most marginalized and vulnerable citizens of Vancouver and diverting people living with mental illness away from the criminal justice system.