Human rights activist, journalist, documentary filmmaker, and award-winning author → Sally Armstrong
Shelagh Rogers is a veteran broadcast journalist. She has hosted flagship programs with the CBC Radio, including; This Morning, and Sounds Like Canada. In 2000, she won the John Drainie Award, Canada’s highest broadcasting honour.
Two years ago, she was named a Champion of Mental Health for a series she did about mental illness and the impact on families and friends. That same year, she received a Transforming lives Award from CAM-H for speaking publicly about her own depression. In 2010, the Mood Disorders Association of Ontario gave her their Hero Award and the CMHA of British Columbia gave her their Mental Health Voices Award. She has also been honoured for her work in reconciliation between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people in Canada.
Rogers now hosts The Next Chapter for CBC, a new weekly show on Canadian writers and writing. In 2010, she was made an Officer of the Order of Canada for her contributions as a promoter of Canadian culture, and for her volunteer work in the fields of mental health and literacy.