Sharon Carstairs Caring Community Award

Sharon Carstairs’s promotion of access to palliative care for all Canadians has garnered international attention.  Her extraordinary work serves as an example throughout the world, and demonstrates how the vision and dedication of one individual can lead to dramatic and effective change.

Palliative Manitoba is deeply grateful for the support extended to our organization over time by Sharon Carstairs.  It is our privilege to recognize her outstanding contributions to palliative care with a new award in her honour.

The Sharon Carstairs Caring Community Award is the first of its kind to recognize community-based efforts in palliative and end-of-life care with a $1,500 gift.   This is consistent with our mandate to support palliative care throughout the province.

Past recipients have included:

2012 – South West District Palliative Care

2013 – Neepawa and Area Palliative Care

2014 – Camp Bridges

2015 – Selkirk and District Palliative Care

2016 – Carman Palliative Care

2017 – Sunset Palliative Care