Future Innovator Awards
The Change Foundation is celebrating our 25th anniversary in 2020 by honouring those who have a strong vision for positive change for patients and caregivers and have the potential to make notable impact going forward.
The Change Foundation’s current mandate is focused on improving the caregiver experience in Ontario. The Foundation believes that there are people, teams and/or organizations laser focused on making the patient, caregiver and provider experience better. We want to identify and showcase these potential future innovators. Those who have the will, vision and potential to create and lead transformative and meaningful change in the years ahead.
The Future Innovator Awards recognizes six people, organizations and/or teams who have a strong commitment to co-design, a vision for positive change, and the potential to make notable impact over the coming years, as Ontario’s healthcare system continually evolves. The nominees have some track record of driving change, but most importantly have the potential to create and lead transformative ideas in the future.
In addition to the six Future Innovator Award recipients, we recognize five honourable mentions.
To ensure that each of the Future Innovator Award recipients meets the highest standards, The Change Foundation set up an independent vetting and selection process.
The independent Selection Committee includes 9 people and is chaired by Jo-Anne Poirier, Former Chair of the Board at The Change Foundation. Together the group represents the breadth and diversity of the health care sector in Ontario. The committee reflects the range of participants in the healthcare system – including patients, caregivers, providers, leaders and researchers – and all have a passion for innovation and positive change in healthcare.