Angus Campbell 1912-2002
Born on August 12, 1917, in Swirt Current educated at Norden school near Kinistino. Angus Campbell played a key role in Education and rehabilitation in the field of alcohol and drug abuse. He raised public awareness and made major contributions to alcoholism programs in Corrections, Aboriginal organizations, health education, and industry. The first counsellor in the Saskatchewan Bureau of Alcoholism in 1953, he did pioneer research and public education on alcohol dependency. After graduating from the Yale School of Alcohol Studies in 1959, he founded the Saskatoon Alcoholism Society; this led to the establishment of the multidisciplinary in-patient Calder Centre, which he directed from 1967 to 1975. From 1975 until 1983, he was director of community services with the Alcoholism Commission of Saskatchewan. In 1976 the Moose Jaw intervention and recovery facility was named the Angus Campbell Centre. His history of Saskatchewan’s alcohol rehabilitation efforts,
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The Grand Vision, was awarded the medallion of distinction by the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse. He was awarded the Saskatchewan Order of Merit in 1996 and named a Member of the Order of Canada in 1998.
The Saskatchewan Addictions Interagency Conference Planning Committee approved the creation of an award to recognize outstanding contributions made to the Addictions Field. The Angus Campbell Award for Excellence in the Field of Addictions was established in 2000 with Angus picking the first recipient of the award.
Angus Campbell passed away in Penticton, BC on March 22, 2002.
Suggested Nomination Criteria:
(Nominees are not required to be APASK Members)
1. Describe innovative programs developed and/or implemented by the nominee.
2. List published papers, articles, books, and pamphlets written or contributed to by the nominee for the benefit of the
profession, clients or other health care workers and/or the general public.
3. Summarize ways in which the nominee demonstrated leadership in the area of service delivery.
4. List leadership roles assumed by the nominee within the addictions field such as offices held, committee
involvement, special assignments, etc.
5. Identify contributions made by the nominee to the promotion of overall holistic health and human services.
6. Identify contributions in other areas deemed appropriate for this award (personal achievements post-diploma
credentials, volunteer history and community involvement, etc.)
7. Summarize the nominee’s contribution to:
a) The furtherance of goals, objectives and activities of the Addictions Field.
b) Other health care associations
The Angus Campbell Award for Excellence in the field of Addictions may be awarded posthumously.
Please Submit by March, 31st, Annually
Relationship to Nominee:
Click here to download The Angus Campbell Award Application. Fill it out, and mail to:
Addicitions Professionals Association of Saskatchewan, Inc.