Nicole Yawney, Indigenous Youth Wellness Consultant for Children’s Hospital at London Health Sciences Centre, has been awarded the 2022 Canadian Impact Award at last week’s Children’s Hospitals Week Conference in Orlando, Florida.
This honour, reserved for one doctor, nurse, caregiver, or team across Canada, recognizes the significant impact on the care provided to children in their hospital. Children’s Health Foundation and Children’s Hospital are thrilled to congratulate and celebrate Nicole for her incredible and meaningful work.
In just ten short months as Indigenous Youth Wellness Consultant, Nicole has made a profound difference in the lives of Indigenous families requiring care at Children’s Hospital. Nicole has built meaningful therapeutic relationships that create an atmosphere of belonging and safety for Indigenous patients and their families while in hospital. Her expertise, compassion and lived-experience helps open doors for her patients to feel accepted, understood and welcomed to incorporate traditional Indigenous healing practices into their care.
We want to thank our supporters for helping to bring this position to Children’s Hospital. Nicole’s role was made possible with support from donations by LCBO, General Dynamics Land Systems–Canada, Aubrey & Marla Dan Foundation and our generous community.