Child and Youth Care graduate (2016) Warren Duncan was selected by the Ontario Association of Child and Youth Care (OACYC) for the Krista Sepp Memorial Horizon Award.
"This award was designed to recognize the incredible potential of young leaders within the field. In keeping with the values of the Krista Sepp Awards and their ongoing legacy, recipients of this award will display; Enthusiasm, Empathy, Creativity and Initiative."
"I hope to inspire the young people I work with, so they too know to believe in themselves. I love what I do each day and want to say thank you to the Ontario Association of Child and Youth Care, Hamilton Wentworth District School Board, St. Lawrence College, family, and friends for believing in me and providing me these life changing opportunities,” Warren said of his award.
About Krista Sepp Memorial Awards
The Krista Sepp Memorial Awards were established by Kinark in 1991 to honour the memory of Krista Sepp, who lost her life on February 3, 1989, while performing her duties as a Child and Youth Worker (CYW). For the past 25 years, supported by agencies across the province, the awards have honoured the work of Child and Youth Care Practitioners (also known as Child and Youth Workers, Child Care Workers and Child and Youth Counsellors) in Ontario.
Two Child and Youth Care Practitioners (CYCP) who have made exemplary contributions to the field of practice and who embody the values that Krista was known for, will be honoured. Nominations for the Horizon and Mentoring Awards are received from across Ontario from agencies working in the areas of child and youth mental health, child welfare, youth justice, education and health. (Source: OACYC website)