Awards and Recognition

LivingWorks, our programs, and our founders have been recognized with awards from around the world. We aim to continue producing award-winning content for many years to come.

Recognition for LivingWorks and our programs

  • 2010—Community Achievement Award in Commerce, presented to LivingWorks at the annual Calgary Awards.
  • 2009—Culture of Peace Award, presented to the ASIST program as part of the United Nations’ Decade of a Culture of Peace initiative
  • 2002—Knowledge Broker Award, presented to LivingWorks for leadership, research and analytical skill, and public engagement at the National Policy Research Conference in Ottawa
  • 1999—LivingWorks’ success story highlighted in the University of Calgary President’s Report to the Community
  • 1989—Certificate of Commendation, presented to LivingWorks by the Governor of California for implementing California’s innovative youth suicide intervention training program
  • 1997—International Business and Export Achievement Award presented by the Calgary Economic Development Authority and the Mayor of Calgary
  • 1995—LivingWorks’ ASIST program cited by Dr. Ron Dyck for its improvements in caregiver competencies during a Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention Conference
  • 1995—LivingWorks’s ASIST program cited by Dr. Robert Litman as having contributed to the reduction in suicide rates in California during an American Association of Suicidology address
  • 1992—LivingWorks cited as an exemplary community gatekeeper-training program in Youth Suicide Prevention Programs: A Resource Guide, by the United States Centre for Disease Control
  • 1988—Export Achievement Award, presented by the Alberta Economic Development and Trade Department for implementation of the Alberta-developed ASIST in California
  • 1988—Panasonic Award for Best Post-Secondary Film, presented to the It Begins With You video by the Association for Media and Technology in Education in Canada
  • 1988—Best Motivational Film, Best Actress, and Best Actor awards, presented to the It Begins With You video by the Alberta Motion Picture Industry Awards
  • 1988—Golden Apple Award, presented to the It Begins With You video by the National Educational Film and Video Festival
  • 1987—Gold Medal Award, presented to the It Begins With You video by the International Film and TV Festival of New York
  • 1982—Award of Merit, presented to the Cause of Death? video by the Association for Media and Technology in Education in Canada

Recognition for LivingWorks founders and leaders

  • 2010—Service Award, presented to Richard Ramsay for lifetime achievement in suicide prevention in Canada by the Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention
  • 2009—Lifetime Achievement Award, presented to Richard Ramsay by the Alberta College of Social Workers for career-long social work leadership locally, nationally, and internationally
  • 2006—Andrew Mouravieff Award, presented to Richard Ramsay by the International Federaton of Social Workers for advancing the international visibility and suicide prevention work
  • 1999—Dr. John H. Read Award, presented to Richard Ramsay by the Alberta Centre of Injury Control and Research for outstanding achievement in the area of injury control
  • 1998—The American Association of Suicidology implements the Roger J. Tierney Service Award in memory of Roger Tierney
  • 1995—Research Award, presented to Bryan Tanney by the Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention for outstanding research in the suicide prevention field