(Toronto, September 15, 2023) – Kitchener-Waterloo radio personality and morning show host Angie Hill has been named the recipient of the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Ontario Division’s 2023 media award.
Nominated by CMHA Waterloo Wellington for the award, Hill has been a staple of Kitchener-Waterloo community as a morning show host for more than 25 years. In the nomination, CMHA Waterloo Wellington noted that Hill’s morning show often dedicates airtime to discussing mental health news and issues, providing members of the community with information on how they can seek support if they need it.
“Angie’s willingness to talk about mental health, including sharing her own experience, have inspired many in our community to have the courage to reach out and ask for help,” said CMHA Waterloo Wellington CEO Helen Fishburn. “We sincerely appreciate her commitment to reporting on mental health and addictions issues. Her incredible work promoting and being an engaging and passionate MC for our annual Shopper’s Run for Women has helped raise much-needed funds. Angie truly goes above and beyond to support CMHA Waterloo Wellington and is a most deserving member of our local media to receive this distinction.”
In addition to providing a platform for mental health and addictions issues on her show, Hill also courageously shares her personal story of postpartum depression. Furthermore, she generously donates her time and effort to fundraising for mental health services and resources within her community. Hill’s dedication makes her a tireless advocate for essential services and supports in the community.
“It’s an honour to be recognized by CMHA Waterloo Wellington and CMHA Ontario,” said Angie Hill. “I’ve always strived to serve my listeners to the best of my ability, which includes supporting their health and wellness. This distinction reminds me that this work is meaningful to others and makes an impact. Thank you, CMHA.”
“Angie’s nomination by CMHA Waterloo Wellington underscores her dedication to mental health on a personal, professional, and community front,” said CMHA Ontario CEO Camille Quenneville. “We deeply appreciate her role as an outspoken champion for mental health, and her efforts in promoting awareness of mental health and addiction services within her community.”
The annual CMHA Ontario media award recognizes an organization or journalist who best exemplifies the spirit of CMHA through coverage that promotes mental health issues, reduces stigma associated with mental illness and broadens the public’s understanding of mental health and addictions issues.
About Angie Hill
Angie Hill has been a morning show host in radio in the Kitchener Waterloo area for the past 28 years. She chairs many charities, hosts numerous community events and wakes people up each and every morning on Bounce 99.5FM with her partner The Sarge. Her pride and joy is her 21-year-old son Jesse, who is the best thing she has ever done.
About Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario
Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Ontario is a not-for-profit, charitable organization. We work to improve the lives of all Ontarians through leadership, collaboration and continual pursuit of excellence in community-based mental health and addictions services. Our vision is a society that embraces and invests in the mental health of all people. We are a trusted advisor to government, contributing to health systems development through policy formulation and recommendations that promote positive mental health. Our 27 local CMHA branches, together with community-based mental health and addictions service providers across the province, serve thousands of Ontarians each year.
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Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario