2016 HSH Scholarship Winner Announced for St. Mike’s TIPSY Youth Program

TIPSY 2016 Group Shot

Jim Howie (center) with Kelly and the TIPSY team

Since 2009, Howie, Sacks & Henry has been proud to be the sole sponsor of St. Michael’s Hospital ThinkFirst Injury Prevention Strategy for Youth (TIPSY) Program.

Established in 2006, TIPSY program is a half day injury prevention program offered throughout the academic year to high school students (grades 11 & 12) in the GTA. The goal is to help youth understand how driver inexperience, lack of restraint use, and drinking/drugging while driving can result in tragedy on the roadways.

This popular  program is taught by an inter-professional team of nurses, physicians, and representatives from Toronto Police Services, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) and a Voice of Injury Prevention (VIP). The VIP is a trauma survivor who has sustained a brain or spinal cord injury and recounts first-hand the events leading up to his/her injury, its consequences and lasting effects.

Senior Partner Adam Wagman spoke recently at one of the TIPSY sessions.  His message: Don’t drink and drive, don’t text and drive, be smart and make good decisions. Watch his video.


To learn more about TIPSY, visit this link.

HSH TIPSY Scholarship Winners


Kelly Ge, 2015-16 Winner

The TIPSY Scholarship Competition gives participating students the opportunity to win a $1,000 scholarship provided by Howie, Sacks & Henry.

The presentation to Kelly Ge, the 2015-16 winner, was made on August 31st. Representing HSH was Founding Partner Jim Howie (pictured above).

Kelly’s winning entry was an art film- styled short titled “Friday Nights“, about how a bad decision changes everything.

Previous Winners

2014- 15:  Cassandra Piekarski and Teagan Anderson, for their short film documenting how girls night can take a tragic turn.

2013 – 14:  Paula Resende wrote a compelling short story, Not Everything That Happens Is an Accident.

2012–13:  Melissa Lloyd  won with her poem entitled Six Feet Under.


2015 -16 Winners Cassandra Piekarski and Teagan Anderson


2013-14 Winner Paula Resende


2012-13 Winner Melissa Lloyd



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