Apply to be a face of wellness for a chance to win a grand prize weekend in the Alberta Rockies.

We launched the Faces of Wellness program in 2021. This program celebrates Albertans who are champions for wellness. Each year, the program recognizes those making positive lifestyle changes toward becoming healthier, promoting a health-related cause, making the most of life while living with a chronic condition, advocating for wellness in their workplace, standing up for mental health or acting as a role model for others. We are once again looking for inspiring people to showcase and reward.

People like Lauren Kennedy West, the grand prize finalist of the 2022 Faces of Wellness program. Lauren embodies living well with schizophrenia. Through her YouTube channel, “Living Well with Schizophrenia,” Lauren provides a safe space. As a mental health advocate and a pillar of support in the community, Lauren is a face of wellness.

In 2022, the Faces of Wellness campaign received more than 360 applications and nominations. These applications included a recreational therapist who teaches Indigenous-informed yoga and works to remove barriers for those in need; a firefighter who volunteers with his dog to provide support for those in retirement homes, hospitals and schools; and an ovarian cancer survivor who uses training and community groups to stay well and raised money for the Ovarian Cancer Canada Walk of Hope.

There are many inspiring honourees of the 2022 Faces of Wellness program. People like Michael Bicknell who fought depression and addiction throughout his life. After some traumatic events while struggling with drug and alcohol use, Michael’s turning point was the birth of his son. Now he’s a volunteer mental health ambassador.

“I chose life and I want to help others choose life every day,” says Michael. “Helping my community with their mental health struggles has become a huge part of my life. Most people just want someone to listen to.”

Apply or nominate someone for a chance to win amazing wellness-themed prizes. The grand prize is a weekend away in the Alberta Rockies. Applications are open from August 1 to October 1, 2023. Award recipients will be announced in December. To enter and learn more, visit

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