The Professional Section Awards and Grants represent excellence in the areas of research, medical excellence, volunteerism, manuscript development and chapter activities and celebrate the outstanding contributions of members.

Diabetes Canada believes in investing in the development of the professional membership, as evidenced by its scholarship and continuing education awards. Many of these awards would not be possible without the generous support of industry sponsors.

Thank you to all sponsors for their support over the past year, and their continued recognition and celebration of the value of all Diabetes Canada activities.

Please note the submission deadline for all awards and scholarships is May 6 at 5 p.m. EST.

Award descriptions, applications and deadlines

Resident Award for Advocacy and Leadership

Professional section members of Diabetes Canada established this new award to acknowledge a resident from a Canadian residency training program for exemplary leadership and advocacy in the field of diabetes.

Application deadline: August 31, 2016

Lifetime Achievement Award

Professional section members of Diabetes Canada established the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007 for the purpose of recognizing Canadian achievement for a lifetime commitment to research excellence.

Application deadline: May 2, 2016

Gerald S. Wong Service Award

The Dr. Gerald S. Wong Service Award was established in 1994 to honour the memory of Dr. Gerald S. Wong, an advocate of the highest standard in diabetes care and education, and is awarded to a physician in recognition of significant contribution to the diabetes community.

Application deadline: May 6, 2016

Young Scientist Award

Diabetes Canada established the Young Scientist Award in 1987 for the purpose of encouraging, by appropriate recognition, outstanding research conducted in Canada by young scientists in the field of diabetes.

Application deadline: May 6, 2016

LifeScan Diabetes Educator of the Year

In recognition of a professional section member who has made special contributions to diabetes education through dedication, sensitivity and innovation in the daily practice of patient education and care.

SPONSOR: LifeScan Canada Ltd. ~ $1,000

BD Distinguished Volunteer Service Award

In recognition of three outstanding professional members who have positively contributed to Diabetes Canada's Professional Section over the year.

SPONSOR: Becton Dickinson ~ $500 x 3

Novo Nordisk Conference Scholarships

This scholarship supports the professional development of five diabetes educators in their specialty practice from across the country.

SPONSOR: Novo Nordisk ~ $1,000 x 5

Practical Diabetes Resource Award

In recognition of culturally sensitive educational tools that enhance the commitment to better diabetes care and education.

SPONSOR: Abbott Diabetes Care ~ $750

Roche Diagnostics Public Service and Education Award

In recognition of outstanding efforts by a professional member in promoting awareness of diabetes and developing programs to help people living with diabetes.

SPONSOR: Roche Diagnostics ~ $2,000

Diabetes Camp Educator Award

In recognition of a camp educators’ commitment and dedication to diabetes camping.

SPONSOR: Abbott Diabetes Care ~ $750

CDECB Award of Excellence and Dedication

In recognition of a current Certified Diabetes Educator who demonstrates excellence, commitment and dedication in the delivery of diabetes care.


Excellence in Guideline Implementation Award – NEW!

In recognition of a Chapter that has created defined steps to inform and train others of the CPG tools for use at point of care in Diabetes Education Programs and individual practices.

SPONSOR: Medtronic ~ $500

Honorary Lifetime Achievement Award

In recognition of a long standing professional member’s contributions to improved quality of life for people affected by diabetes. 

Professional Member Length of Service Award

In recognition of Diabetes Canada professional volunteers by five-year increments.

Past award recipients

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