AFHTO Bright Lights Awards

July 08, 2020

2020 Bright Lights Awards

Shine a light on your team’s achievements.

AFHTO’s “Bright Lights” Awards recognize AFHTO members’ leadership, outstanding work and the significant progress being made to improve the value interprofessional primary care teams across Ontario deliver. Select award recipients will receive an education grant.

Bright Lights Award recipients are:

  • Innovators – making small changes for maximum impact to improve patient experience and outcomes
  • Team Players – interprofessional teams, collaborators and relationship builders
  • Demonstrating Impactcan show how their work is benefitting the health care system

Awards will be presented at the AFHTO 2020 Conference Awards ceremony, to be held on the morning of October 8, 2020.

Nomination Eligibility:

For a program, initiative or individual to be eligible for a Bright Lights award, they must fulfil the following criteria:

  1. Programs or initiatives must be undertaken by an AFHTO member. If the nomination involves a team’s partners, the work must either be led by an AFHTO member or they otherwise play an integral role.
  2. Programs or initiatives that have previously won a Bright Lights award are no longer eligible, whether in their original or expanded model.
  3. Individuals must be staff or affiliated with an AFHTO member and the nomination must be for work they’ve performed in their capacity as such.

Award Categories

Six awards in six categories will be presented this year:

  1. Mental health and addiction support in primary care
  2. Integrating digital health and virtual care
  3. Integrated care and community responses
  4. Public health and primary care
  5. Addressing social determinants of health
  6. Special recognition for team(s) that demonstrated a community response to COVID-19
    1. In 2019, Trent Hills FHT won special recognition for providing better care for rural children. This year all primary care teams will have the opportunity to win an award for team(s) that demonstrated a community response to COVID-19. The winner(s) will be selected based on the strength of their nomination to one of the five categories above.


We look forward to seeing your nominations and recognizing ALL the excellent work being done!

Presented with the support of:

Boehringer Ingelheim
Boehringer Ingelheim



Past Award Winners

Congratulations again to all the past winners of our “Bright Lights” Awards! To learn more about past “Bright Lights” Awards winners and their accomplishments, please visit the links below:

Online Hall of Fame

We are shining more light on all the "Bright Lights" nominees! You can see the nomination through the online hall of fame: