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Windsor-Essex radio station recognized as a mental health leader

August 22, 2013

In honour of its exceptional work in helping enhance mental health in Windsor-Essex, AM 800 CKLW was officially recognized this month as the regional winner of the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Ontario media award.

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From the left: Mike Kakuck, Morning Host AM800; Camille Quenneville, CEO, CMHA Ontario; Mary Wilson, Acting CEO, CMHA-WECB; Keith Chinnery, Program Director AM800.

AM 800 has long been using its voice within the community to raise awareness and inform listeners about mental health.

Members of the AM 800 team have supported CMHA in Windsor- Essex by volunteering their time and effort in fundraising events, providing airtime so that branch staff and volunteers can educate the public, and providing fair and balanced media coverage.

“AM 800 has gone above and beyond in promoting mental health in this community,” said CMHA Ontario CEO Camille Quenneville, who was on hand at the local CMHA branch to present the award. “Thanks to the station’s collaboration with the CMHA Windsor-Essex branch and its unwavering support to mental health, this community has greater awareness and knowledge about a critical issue that affects so many of its residents.”

This is the second CMHA Ontario media award handed out in 2013. Earlier in the year, Toronto Star journalist Carol Goar was honoured at a special ceremony in Toronto.

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