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



The Canadian Diabetes Educator Certification Board (CDECB) award recognizes a current Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) who demonstrates excellence, commitment and dedication in the delivery of diabetes care as well as the promotion of wellness and health in the community.

The Award

The recipients of the CDECB Award of Excellence and Dedication will receive a $500 cash award payable to the Award Recipient, one complimentary non-transferable re-certification fee (no cash surrender value) to be applied to the Recipient’s next CDE maintenance application and a commemorative plaque. The award will be presented at the Diabetes Canada/Canadian Society of Endocrinology & Metabolism (CSEM) Professional Conference.


  • Be a Diabetes Canada Professional Section Member in good standing for a minimum of five years
  • Hold a current CDE designation for a minimum of three years
  • Demonstrate volunteer experience in health care promotion (can be outside diabetes care)
  • Currently working in diabetes care
  • Proof of registration with a regulatory body in Canada as a health care professional

Note: Members of the CDECB Board of Directors, The Awards Committee, and Professional Section National Executive are not eligible to apply.

Nominations process


  • Applications must be typed or submitted in electronic format (i.e.: word document or pdf.) on official forms
  • One current copy of the applicant’s curriculum vitae

Letters of recommendation

  • Applications must include two letters of recommendation from Healthcare professionals attesting to the specific attributes of the applicant.

Approval process

The decision to grant the award annually is at the discretion of the CDECB Awards Committee. It is to be noted one member of the Awards Committee is a member of the CDECB 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 CDECB Awards Committee are final and not appealable.

Notification process

The recipient will be notified by the Awards Committee in sufficient time so they can arrange to attend the presentation ceremony at the Annual Professional Conference.


Online Application Form

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