Nominees for this award have recognized new and better ways to address a need in the diabetes community despite the many demands, and sometimes too few resources, faced by the non-profit sector.  Nominees have found innovative, creative and efficient solutions to further CDA’s mission and make a difference in the lives of the people living with diabetes.


Candidates must:

  • Demonstrate innovation in an approach or strategy
  • Be a volunteer of the CDA or engage with the CDA (such as third-party events)
  • Have contributed significantly to the mission of CDA


This award may be given to an individual or a group.

Nomination Process

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

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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