The Here4Hope Project’s Neil Dunsmore Power of One Award

This annual award will recognize an individual in Wellington County whose actions have made a significant contribution to promoting life and preventing suicide. The award will be presented each year on Sept 10th World Suicide Prevention Day.

Everyone has a role to play in preventing suicide and the goal of Here4Hope is to engage as many individuals and organizations as possible in this important work.

This award has been inspired by Neil Dunsmore’s Steps to Stop the Silence 500 km walk from Elora to Ottawa in the fall of 2020. Neil made the walk to send a message to everyone that we must not stay silent about mental illness and suicide. Proceeds from the walk supported the Cody Sheppard Project.

Recipients of this award will demonstrate the same qualities that Neil exemplified as he inspired us with each step.


A demonstrated commitment to making an impact in promoting life and preventing suicide in Wellington County.


Providing leadership or critical support to an initiative that supports the work of the Here4hope project.


Demonstrates compassion for those impacted by suicide.

Nominations for this annual award will be accepted from members of the Wellington community.

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