Prescient wins a webby - 2004/5/12

Prescient and client Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-term Care accept the prestigious 2004 Webby Award for Best Government site.


- Prescient Digital Media and its client the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care are pleased to win the prestigious the 2004 Webby Award for Best Government site for was chosen by the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences. Hailed as “the online Oscars” by Time Magazine, the Webby Awards represent the leading international honours for consumer Web sites and individual achievement in technology and creativity.


"This year's winners are changing the way we live in ways big and small" said Tiffany Shlain, the founder and creative director of The Webby Awards. "We are proud to salute their fearlessness, ingenuity, and vision."

was launched in October, 2002 as an initiative by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. The consumer health portal has steadily grown in popularity with its mix of informative articles, drugs and conditions database, interactive tools and community resources.

"In the web world, there is no greater honor than winning a Webby," says Toby Ward, President of Prescient Digital Media. "The win is a tribute to a great partnership with the Ontario Government and a great team supporting such an important initiative as online health information and prevention."

The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences is dedicated to the creative, technical, and professional progress of the Internet and evolving forms of interactive media. The Academy's goal is to assemble a brilliant panel of leading new media experts, visionaries, journalists, and luminaries to propel the Internet and Interactive Technology into the future. The Academy is an intellectually diverse organization that includes over 480 members such as musicians Beck and David Bowie, Internet co-creator Vint Cerf, political columnist Arianna Huffington, Real Networks CEO Rob Glaser, "The Simpsons"creator Matt Groening, "Smart Mobs" author Howard Rheingold, Oracle chairman Larry Ellison, and The Body Shop president Anita Roddick.

Members also include web developers, internet experts and technology writers and editors from publications such as The New York Times, Wired, Forbes, Spin, Fast Company, Travel + Leisure, the Los Angeles Times, Dwell and wallpaper. A complete list of winners of the 8th annual Webby Awards is available at

Prescient Digital Media is an award-winning group of business management consultants focused on Internet and intranet strategy, planning, and development. Our clients include Atomic Energy of Canada, California Association of Realtors, Manulife Financial, the Government of Ontario, RBC Financial Group (Royal Bank), and others. provides Ontarians with a world-leading web destination for trusted health information, services and advice for healthier living. The Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care created as way to demonstrate the ministry's commitment to providing trusted health information in a way that will help the people of Ontario to live healthier lives.

For more information:  Toby Ward - 416-986-2226 -