WW Wellness Impact Award | WW Canada
The WW Wellness Impact Award is our initiative to empower community leaders and break down the barriers to wellness—for everyone.
Meet the 2022 Impact Award winner!
Safe Haven Cancer Support Society
This year's winner is Safe Haven Cancer Support Society, a Canada-based, BIPOC-founded organization that provides breast cancer education, promotes early detection and provides support to cancer patients, survivors and their families.
Thank you to all of our inspiring finalists
RESET Society of Calgary
Black Women in Motion
Healthy living is a human right, but not all communities have access to the resources they need to make that a reality
Through the second annual WW Wellness Impact Award, we’re uplifting community-led solutions by selecting one organization to receive a $18,000 grant and so much more.
We’re also helping to address the systemic inequities faced by marginalized communities, and each award will be dedicated to the advancement of wellness in communities of colour.
Research shows that women in BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour) communities, in particular, face staggeringly worse health outcomes than their white counterparts—these statistics can feel defeating and hard to overcome. For example, Black women are currently expected to have life expectancies that are five years shorter than their white counterparts.1
That’s why, for 2022, we’re committed to amplifying and accelerating the work of organizations dedicated specifically to improving the health of BIPOC women and empowering women to take control of their health.
Launched in 2021, the Wellness Impact Award is an annual initiative to empower community leaders and break down the barriers to wellness—for everyone. Meet last year's winner, Restoration and Empowerment for Social Transition (REST) Centres, voted for by our Canadian members!
Nomination window closes.
Application window closes.
Finalists are notified.
Finalists are announced, and voting by WW members begins.
Member voting closes.
Week of June 10
Award recipient is announced.
- A charitable organization, fiscally sponsored organization or mutual aid organization - with no political or religious affiliation and located in Canada.
- Be committed to causes focusing on BIPOC Women's Health.
- Submit only one application per organization.
*Organization must be founded by and/or led by a person of colour, with people of colour holding either the highest position and/or the majority of the top-level staff roles.
Submission Guidelines and Evaluation Criteria
Winning Organizations Will Be…
They focus on the distinct needs of the community by integrating all voices and lived experiences in their efforts to serve women.
They address one or multiple barriers to wellness for Black and/or Indigenous women, and/or women of colour.
They center their efforts on tangibly improving the lives and well-being of individuals and communities using an evidence-based lens.
They take a new approach or use an existing approach in a new way to make healthy living accessible to all.
Wellness Impact Award - FAQs
1. Robert Preidt, “Life Expectancy for U.S. Blacks Shorter than That of Whites,” MedicineNet, March 2, 2012, https://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=155464.