Show a Little Heart

Student Video Competition, 2020

Open to all University and College level students in Canada 
January 6 - May 6th, 2020


First Prize


Second Prize


Third Prize


Who are we?

Heart to Home Meals delivers complete frozen meals, soups and desserts to seniors living at home across Ontario, Alberta, and Nova Scotia.  To learn more about our service email or visit


The Competition

Illustrate a special bond between generations, highlighting the exceptional aspects of these relationships, and the impact generated. We want to hear about the value you place on having this relationship with a senior, and the importance of this relationship to your life. This may be how they've inspired you, their part in your development as a human being or any other important aspect of your life.  

The Rules

  • Must currently be enrolled in a Canadian University or College.

  • ​Video length of 2 - 5 minutes

  • YouTube & social media compatible

  • Videos can be created in any language. English subtitles must be used in all non-English videos.

  • No copyright violations

  • Only one (1) entry per applicant is permitted.

  • Upon submission of their video, students will need to confirm that they have read, reviewed and adhered to the Terms & Conditions found here.

  • Contest opens January 6th 2020 and closes May 6th 2020.

  • Winner to be announced on June 1st 2020, prize ceremony TBD.




The Judges

2020 Show a Little Heart judging panel:

Sue Hesjedahl

Sue Hesjedahl has been the Executive Director of the Older Adult Centres’ Association of Ontario (OACAO) since 2011, having previously served on the OACAO Board of Directors and the Executive Committee since 1996 (as President from 2001 - 2002). Sue has a 25+ year history of working in the not-for-profit sector, specifically with older adult centres. During her long tenure as the Executive Director of the Square One Older Adult Centre from 1994-2011, Sue developed and implemented a seniors’ charity.


Sue has a B.A. in both Psychology and Gerontology from McMaster University in Hamilton. Sue is an active community volunteer holding positions on the Advisory Board at Sheridan College Centre for Elder Research and as a Board of Trustee for OASSIS Benefit Plans for not-for-profits as well as various volunteer roles in her local community.

Elizabeth Macnab

Elizabeth Macnab is the Executive Director, Ontario Society of Senior Citizens’ Organizations (OSSCO).  For the past 7 years Macnab has focused in meeting the needs and interests of older people and seniors.

Her various leadership roles include HR and overseeing non-profits in community health care, a private college, information and referral services and working in the seniors’ accommodation sector.

Elizabeth’s involvement in several initiatives shape the idea of co-organizing the Age Friendly Forum in Southwestern Ontario, helping develop the 211Ontario system, and feedback into the Wellsley Foundation’s report Thriving in the City: What Does it Cost?

Working with the Ontario Retirement Communities Association, Elizabeth participated in developing an HR course for the Retirement Management Certificate program. She also taught a HR course at Centennial College from its program inception until 2016.

Dipika Damerla


Dipika Damerla was elected to the Mississauga city council, representing Ward 7, in 2018. She has a long record of public service and volunteerism.


She served as an MPP for Mississauga East-Cooksville from 2011-2018.

Dipika was Ontario’s first Minister of Seniors Affairs and had earlier served as the Associate Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, responsible for Long-Term Care and Wellness. She has also served as Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport,  the Minister of Community and Social Services, and the Minister of Infrastructure.


Dipika  was a senior policy advisor to the Minister of Economic Development and Trade before becoming an MPP.

Dipika began her career in the financial services sector and has worked at two of Canada’s largest banks.

She earned her MBA from the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto.

Her extensive community involvement includes volunteering with a number of organizations in Mississauga.

She is a proud mother and a long-time resident of Mississauga.


Show a Little Heart 2019 Winners!

Our 2019 Winner

2019 Runner Up

The winner of the second annual Show a Little Heart Video Contest is 'U Cookies'! This video was created by Jaiden Pugar from York University.

The Runner Up of the second annual Show a Little Heart Video Contest is 'Howard'! This video was created by Meagan Veneracion from York University.


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