The Krista Sepp Memorial Award was established in 1991 by Kinark Child and Family Services in memory of Krista Sepp, a Kinark child and youth worker who lost her life on February 3, 1989 while performing her duties as a child and youth counsellor.
Each year, Kinark recognizes child and youth counsellors who have made an exemplary contribution to the field in Ontario through two awards: the Horizon Award recognizing direct service staff with up to five years’ experience and the Mentoring Award for those with more than five years’ experience.
At WAYS, child and youth counsellors/workers play a vital role in the delivery of many programs that help young people and their families deal with complex problems. WAYS participates annually in the Krista Sepp Award at an agency level and provincially.
Winner of the 2015 Krista Sepp Horizon Award – Jessica Korolenchuk
Winner of the 2015 Krist Sepp Mentor Award – Natalie Beaulieu