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Awards and Recognition

Cool Family Solutions has been an honored recipient of many awards and recognition's within the community. We love the work we do and hearing that it makes a difference in the lives of those of us struggling with Mental Health and Addiction issues is an incredible feeling. Below are a few of the awards we have received and a sincere thanks to all those who love what we do as much as we do!


Mona, founder of Cool Family Solutions received the CAMH Difference Makers Award. This was given to 150 Canadians in recognition and celebration of making a real difference for Mental Health. Pictured is Jim and Sandi Treliving, the National Co-Chairs.

In 2008 Mona was named Entrepreneur of the Year from the Heart Convention Awards and received the Alberta Division Nadine Sterling Award for her support and development of self-help initiatives and facilitating consumer participation.

Toastmasters awarded Mona the International District Director Award in 2017/2018 for Outstanding Service and Exceptional Leadership.

An amazing experience was when Mona and her Daughter Candace, who has been a huge inspiration for Mona, won the Caring Canadian Award, now known as the Sovereign Award. Created in 1995, the Governor General's Caring Canadian Award recognizes those who have made a significant, sustained and unpaid contribution to their community, in Canada or abroad. Pictures is Mona and her Daughter Candace and Mrs Sharon Johnston (wife of the Honorable David Johnston).

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