This award recognizes a health professional who has made a significant difference across Canada towards improving the quality of life of individuals living with diabetes.


Candidates must:

  • be a health care practitioner accredited by their profession
  • pursue work that is supported or endorsed by both the Diabetes Educator Section (DES) and the Clinical and Scientific Section (C&SS)


The award will most frequently be given to an individual but joint awards will be considered under special circumstances.

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. ALL NOMINATIONS FOR NATIONAL AWARDS SUBMITTED BY THE REGIONS MUST BE APPROVED BY THE APPROPRIATE AREA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Approval Process

The decision to grant awards is subject to the discretion of the National Awards Committee. The committee reserves the right not to grant certain awards in any given year if suitable nominees or recipients are not identified.

Number awarded

1 per year

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