Leadership Award in Political Action: Ameek Singh
Policy and political action ENO, Peel Chapter
Ameek Singh is an RN working for Peel Public Health and also for Unity Health in Toronto. He works with various non-profit organizations to address concerns of health-care access and primary care provision for the homeless populations of Peel. Ameek is a firm believer in culturally competent care. He feels that a person is more than just a diagnosis. He believes that incorporating cultural and spiritual aspects of someone’s identity as part of their care plan leads to better outcomes. In an effort to speak for those who often can’t speak for themselves, he advocates for health access issues before the Region of Peel Municipal Council. He also actively advocates before MPPs at Queen’s Park. He participated in RNAO’s Annual Queen’s Park Day in 2021 and 2022. Ameek shared his COVID-19 experience as a health-care provider during a roundtable discussion with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s office. Formerly, Ameek worked as a government relations officer with a non-profit organization, where his lobbying led to a $1.8 million operational budget for Homeless Health Peel.
The Leadership Award in Political Action is presented to the RN or NP who acts as a change agent, resource and mentor through political action. This individual is actively involved in discussions with MPPs/MPs, other decision-makers, and media that benefit the health of individuals or communities.