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

SPONSOR: Roche Diagnostics $2,000.00


The Roche Diagnostics Public Service and Education award recognizes the efforts of diabetes educators who have made a difference in promoting awareness of diabetes and developing programs to assist people who must live with this condition.
The award recognizes a diabetes educator who excels in any of the following ways:
  • Volunteers to provide service to individuals with diabetes
  • Contributes to the development of programs for people with diabetes in the community (i.e. support groups for seniors or youths)
  • Advocates and promotes awareness and support of diabetes-related issues to public, government and industry
  • Initiates innovative ventures in the community to enhance the lives of people with diabetes

The Award

Recipients of the Public Service and Education award will receive $2000 and a commemorative plaque presented at the Annual Section meeting as part of the Diabetes Canada Professional Conference in October each year.


  • Be a member of the Diabetes Canada Professional Section in good standing for a minimum of two years
  • Canadian citizens or landed immigrant
Note: Members of the Awards Committee and the Director of Professional Development  are not eligible to apply.

Nomination process


  • Applications must be typed or submitted in electronic format (i.e.: word document or pdf.).
  • One current copy of the applicant’s curriculum vitae
  • Submit a head shot (high resolution jpgs (300 dpi) and 4 x 6 size)

Letters of recommendation

Applications must include two letters of recommendation (health-care professional, community, academic, clinical etc.) attesting to the specific attributes of the applicant.  The letter should include details of:
  • How you know the applicant and for how long
  • The individual’s involvement, interest and commitment to promoting awareness of diabetes and to developing programs designed to assist people who are living with diabetes
  • Personal characteristics that make this applicant uniquely qualified for this distinction
  • A specific instance that highlights why you think the applicant should receive this award

Approval process

The decision to grant the award annually is at the discretion of the Awards Committee. The committee reserves the right to not grant the award in any given year if a suitable candidate is not identified. All decisions of the Awards Committee are final and not appealable.

Notification process

The recipient will be notified by the Director of Professional Development in sufficient time so they can arrange to attend the presentation ceremony at the Annual Diabetes Canada/CSEM Professional Conference.  All applicants will be notified of their application status.  Unsuccessful candidates are encouraged to re-submit their application for the following year


Online Application Form

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