Making life better for Ontario’s children and youth. The Ruth Atkinson Hindmarsh Award is dedicated to this purpose.
Ruth Atkinson Hindmarsh was a life-long advocate for children and youth who are growing up in difficult circumstances. She believed in the power of individuals coming together – as organizations and communities – to nurture resilience in children, reduce vulnerabilities within families, and affect lasting change in society.
In Ruth’s memory, the Hindmarsh Family and the Atkinson Charitable Foundation make an annual award of $50,000 to one of Ontario’s leading child and youth organizations to celebrate and support their efforts. We want to recognize promising ideas, approaches and results as well as the compassion, ingenuity and courage of the people behind them.
The 2013 Nomination process is now closed. The Foundation received over 60 nominations from across Ontario! Shortlisted nominations will be notified by the end of May with a final decision in late June.
Learn about the 2013 nomination process.
View past Award recipients.