This award is presented every year at the Carlington Community Health Centre AGM to an individual or organization, to recognize and acknowledge excellence, achievement and leadership in the community that has impacted or supported the work of the Centre.  The recipients are recommended by staff and approved by the board.

This year in 2019 Nelson Coyle received the Carlington Community Health Centre Achievement Award for the work he does through the Alexander Healthful Food Working Group.

Nelson has tirelessly worked to educate residents on how to grow their own food in containers. Container workshops have been held at the Alexander Community Centre and Lepage, but recently Nelson worked with the children in the Day Program at the Carlington Recreation Centre on a seed to harvest project growing tomato plants and other vegetables such as kale.

In addition the Alexander Healthful Food Working Group has held cooking workshops with children in the after school programs at the Carlington Recreation Centre and Alexander Community Centre along with ones with adults at Lepage Manor.

The Alexander Healthful Food Working Group can always use more members and volunteers and if you love gardening, cooking and teaching please reach out to Turtle at the Carlington Community Health Centre 613 722 4000 ext 299 or email fali@carlington.ochc.org

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Cam McLeod, Laurie Rektor, Nelson Coyle and Turtle (Faqrudin Ali)