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.

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The Diabetes Educator of the Year award recognizes a health-care professional who has made special contributions to diabetes education through dedication, sensitivity and innovation in the daily practice of patient education and care.   The award recipient has demonstrated a responsibility to:

  • Continually strive to improve the quality of diabetes education
  • Be current in their knowledge and skills regards diabetes education and
  • Respect the choices made by individuals affected by diabetes Standard for Diabetes Education in Canada 2009

The Award

Recipients of the Diabetes Educator of the Year Award will receive $1000, a commemorative plaque and travel and accommodation to the Annual Professional Conference.  Recipient will receive their award at the Opening Ceremonies and be acknowledged at the Annual Section Meeting as part of the Professional Conference.


  • Be a Professional Member of Diabetes Canada for a minimum of FIVE years with at least five years of diabetes related experience
  • Canadian citizen or landed immigrant

Note: Members of the Awards Committee and the Co-Chairs of the Awards and Membership Portfolio are not eligible to apply.

Nomination 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
  • Submit a head shot (high resolution jpgs (300 dpi) and 4 x 6 size)

Letters of Recommendation

Applications must include two letters of recommendation (Healthcare 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?
  • A description of the individual’s involvement, interest and commitment to diabetes education and has made an overall difference in the lives’ of people 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 Awards Committee in sufficient time so they can arrange to attend the presentation ceremony at the Annual Professional Conference.  All applicants will be notified of their application status.  Unsuccessful candidates are encouraged to re-submit their application for the following year.

Deadline for the award is June 1st of each year.


Online application form

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