Community Partner of the Year Award: The Jack and Jean Wettlaufer Family

Nominated by Children's Health Foundation

The Wettlaufer family has been supporting Children’s Health Foundation for nine years. Their generosity has driven youth mental health research forward, including through London Health Sciences Centre’s (LHSC) First Episode Mood and Anxiety Program (FEMAP) and, more recently, the ‘Am I Anxious?’ and ‘Am I Depressed?’ apps designed by clinical psychologists at Children’s Hospital and Lawson’s Children’s Health Research Institute to assist youth with mental health. The apps are already being used as a complement to therapy at LHSC’s Child and Adolescent Mental Health Care Program.  

The Wettlaufer family with the 2023 Lawson Impact Award