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2012 Award Recipients

2012 Leadership Award Recipients

Stephen Swatridge (left) and Anne Huot (right)

Stephen Swatridge chaired the Project Executive Committee. His leadership of the executive team for the project ensured an effective, transparent and accountable governance structure to ensure that all the Stephen Swatridge (left) and Anne Huot (right)participating centres were moving forward in the same direction.

From the beginning, Stephen’s integrity and credibility marked him as the de facto chair of the project executive. A strong advocate for the collaboration was required to develop and implement a project of this magnitude and complexity, Stephen took on this leadership role amongst his peers. He has led the group to a greater level of trust and confidence as a sector and created and modelled a unifying force within OACRS. His commitment to our sector being “stronger as one” is a legacy that will be felt for years to come.

Anne Huot is the Project’s Director and was recognized for her leadership of the Project Steering Committee. Anne was a driving force behind the development of a sound and supportable business case in the early days, while CRISP was still a glimmer in the eyes of a few. Anne’s approach to teamwork, communication, attention to task and motivation has positioned her as a leader who is well admired by her peers. She has been pivotal in the success of this project as Chair of the Steering Committee and Project Director.

A committee colleague describes Anne as tenacious and a force for good. Her vision has always been focused on the end goal: improvement of care and service delivery for children and families.

2012 Partnership Award Recipient

Client Rehabilitation Information System Project (CRISP) Steering Committee

Since January 2011, the CRISP Steering Committee has been working develop and implement a client information system customized for the unique needs of the children’s rehabilitation sector. This dedicated team was made up of two representatives from each participating CTC, software provider GoldCare Inc. and our project management firm of Healthtech Consultants, have created a customized tool for our sector.

Regular teleconference meetings and participation in monthly meetings by all project team members was imperative and served as a strong motivator of team spirit, project excellence and planning engagement. Joint problem solving and working towards common goals in a positive, encouraging and respectful atmosphere inspired and motivated team members. Every team member had a contribution to make – leadership, practical problem solving, issue identifiers, anxiety busters, clinical expertise and technological know how.

As a result of this tremendous commitment to CRISP, a true network has emerged. The project team has learned from challenges and best practices, resulting in a new level of support and collaboration across the sector. The team will continue to collaborate to develop standardized assessment templates for specific disciplines, sharing best practices and utilizing report data to inform CTC program planning.

Throughout this project, we have used a canoe analogy to represent the commitment, resilience and motivation for the project. To accomplish a goal of this magnitude, it required a trust, a belief that in the end everyone would be in the same canoe, would be paddling together and would be heading in the right direction – together.

The legacy of their work will live on to benefit our sector and most importantly the children and families we serve. Congratulations to the members of the OACRS CRISP Steering Committee


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