Every day, the Canadian Diabetes Association (CDA) partners with thousands of volunteers, health-care professionals, advocates and companies to make a difference in the lives of Canadians affected by diabetes.

It’s now time to hear from you about the people and companies that have made a special contribution to the diabetes cause. We want you to nominate them for CDA awards by January 30, 2016. To do that, send us nominations for the awards described below by:

  • Downloading the National Award Nomination Form, filling it in and emailing it to volunteernational@diabetes.ca or you can print it out and fax it to 416-408-7015

Thank you for helping the CDA honour our volunteers.

Ellen Stensholt
Board Member and Co-Chair, National Awards Committee

Jill Wurflinger
National Director, Volunteer Engagement and Co-Chair, National Awards Committee

Award descriptions

It is the purpose of this document to outline the National Awards of the Canadian Diabetes Association to recognize the contribution of volunteers, donors, corporations and individuals in their good work to both prevent and manage diabetes.

Please note that this award process is not to be used to recognize the contribution of employees.

The following National Awards will be granted annually:

  1. The Charles H. Best Award
  2. The Kurt Kroesen National Inspiration Award
  3. National Volunteers of the Year Award
  4. National Young Volunteer Award
  5. National Advocacy Leadership Award
  6. Outstanding National Corporate Award
  7. The Frederick G. Banting Award
  8. The Innovation Award
  9. The Collaboration Award
  10. The Bold & Audacious Achievement Award

Full list of all awards can be found here.

Nomination Process

Nominations will be called from Areas, Regional Leadership Centres, Branches, Professional Sections and the National Office. National nominees may be Regional winners. It is the responsibility of the Regions to submit the nominees to the National level.

If you have any questions or comments, please email volunteernational@diabetes.ca or call Jill at 604-679-5707.

Past award recipients

Past award recipients
Past award recipients
The Charles H. Best Award
The Frederick G. Banting Award
National Volunteer of the Year Award
Kurt Kroesen National Inspiration Award
National Young Volunteer of the Year Award
Outstanding National Partnership Award
Outstanding National Corporate Award
National Advocacy Leadership Award
Outstanding Corporate Partner Award
Outstanding Dedication Award
Outstanding Achievement Award
Outstanding Corporate Partner Award
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