Covenant Health
This week's reflection

This week's reflection

It doesn't take an instant more, or cost a penny more, to be empathetic than it does to be indifferent.

Brian Lee

Mission Awards

Covenant’s Mission Awards highlight what makes us unique. Through stories of people who make up the Covenant family, we see the impact they have on those we serve. These stories serve as examples of what it looks like to continue the healing ministry of Jesus. When we nominate an individual or team for a Mission Award, we celebrate how they model our values in a story that benefits and inspires us all.

Mission Awards is our annual Covenant wide recognition and awards process. We recognize individuals and teams that are outstanding examples of people who live our Mission and values in all they do.

There are six Covenant Mission Awards, one for each of our values: Compassion, Respect, Collaboration, Social Justice, Integrity and Stewardship.

Individuals or teams can be nominated for a Mission Award in any of the six categories. Nominees come from a variety of roles, services and departments. This variety shows how our Mission is woven throughout the fabric of the organization.

2021 Mission Awards 

Congratulations to the six recipients and all of the nominees.

The 2021 Covenant Mission Awards recipients were revealed at the online celebration on Monday, May 17th, 2021.

We were grateful to gather from across the Covenant family to recognize our nominees and recipients. There were 47 nominees this year, including 31 individuals and 16 teams. You can read about all of our inspiring nominees on the 2021 Mission Awards Nominees page.

2021 Recipients

Compassion: Acute Care Nursing Team (1st Floor), Bonnyville Health Centre

Respect: Valerie Harrison, Program Manager, Grey Nuns Community Hospital

Collaboration: Edmonton General Continuing Care Centre

Social Justice: Valerie Courchene, Indigenous Care Liaison, Misericordia Community Hospital

Integrity: Erica Kam, Professional Practice Lead, Respiratory Therapy

Stewardship: Jacqueline Ward, Staffing Clerk, Grey Nuns Community Hospital

Please visit our Mission Awards website at for more information.