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CCA AWARDS

With the CCA Awards, the Canadian Chiropractic Association (CCA) honours those few exceptional individuals whose passion, dedication and hard work have contributed to advancing the success of the chiropractic profession. In keeping with our mission to bring you inspired leadership by building a strong, engaged national chiropractic community, our objective is simple – to recognize outstanding talent and service to the profession and say thank you on behalf of chiropractors across Canada.

Welcome to the 2022 CCA Awards!

You’re encouraged to nominate your deserving peers and colleagues across the country for the following awards:

  • Medal of Merit
  • Researcher of the Year
  • Life Member
  • Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Chiropractic
  • Public Service
  • Young Investigator
  • Excellence in Student Leadership

Nomination criteria for each award category can be viewed by choosing the award from the dropdown list below.

Nominees and nominators must both be members in good standing with the CCA, CCPA, and their provincial association, with the exception of full-time researchers. Posthumous nominations will be accepted so long as the member was in active status up until the time of their passing and that they passed in the award year they’re being nominated in. Current CCA Board Directors or Members of the Awards Committees may not be nominated for any award while in active service in these roles.

The CCA’s Awards Committees are responsible for evaluating and determining the award recipients in each category. Winners will be awarded in-person during the CCA’s Gala and Awards evening at the 2022 National Convention & Tradeshow being held in Montreal this coming October. Any questions can be directed to ccaAwards@chiropractic.ca

    What Award are you nominating a peer or colleague for?

    Description: Awarded for outstanding long-term service to the profession and the CCA, the Medal of Merit is CCA’s highest honour.

    Qualifications: A nominee must be a member in good standing with the CCA, the CCPA, and their provincial association. They must have been a licensed Chiropractor for at least 10 years at the time of nomination.

    Description: Honours an investigator whose contribution has improved the clinical treatment of chiropractic patients and has demonstrated outstanding research achievements and advancement of new knowledge in their field of expertise.

    Qualifications: A nominee must be a member in good standing with the CCA, the CCPA, and their provincial association. They must have been a licensed Chiropractor for at least 10 years at the time of nomination.

    Description: Usually awarded in the twilight of a recipient’s career, it is recognition of lifetime service to the profession, CCA affairs, and the development of chiropractic.

    Qualifications: A nominee must be a member in good standing with the CCA, the CCPA, and their provincial association. They must have been a licensed Chiropractor for at least 20 years at the time of nomination.

    Description: This award recognizes outstanding community service from a chiropractor who has brought a deeper understanding of the profession to equity-seeking populations, at home or abroad, and/or has improved access to chiropractic care for equity-seeking populations.

    Qualifications: A nominee must be a member in good standing with the CCA, the CCPA, and their provincial association.

    Description: Honours a chiropractor who has demonstrated excellence in advancing the profession and the MSK health of Canadians through contributions or leadership for advocacy efforts.

    Qualifications: A nominee must be a member in good standing with the CCA, the CCPA, and their provincial association. They must have been a licensed Chiropractor for at least 5 years at the time of nomination.

    Description: This award recognizes young researchers working in the field of chiropractic and is given for a paper submitted with this nomination.

    Qualifications: A nominee must be a member in good standing with the CCA, the CCPA, and their provincial association. They must have been a licensed Chiropractor for at least 2 years at the time of nomination. A paper must be submitted with this nomination.

    Description: This award recognizes members of the Student Canadian Chiropractic Association (SCCA) who have demonstrated excellence in leadership throughout their chiropractic education.

    Qualifications: A nominee must be a member in good standing with the SCCA. They must be currently attending or graduating from a recognized chiropractic college in North America.

    Please provide nominee details

    Nomination Details: Please provide thorough details about why the CCA/SCCA member you’re nominating is deserving of the selected award. The nomination must include:

    • A biography of the nominated member;
    • A curriculum vitae and/or summary of activities;
    • Explanation of how the nominee has demonstrated a sustained contribution to the chiropractic profession/community; and
    • Explanation of how the nominee has demonstrated passion towards advancing the success of the chiropractic profession.

    Why is this nomination deserved?

    Please upload any of the documents described above in the nomination details section for your award submission. It is not mandatory to upload any documents.

    Please provide nominator details

    Awarded for outstanding long-term service to the profession and the CCA, the Medal of Merit is CCA’s highest honour.

    Honours an investigator whose contribution has improved the clinical treatment of chiropractic patients and has demonstrated outstanding research achievements and advancement of new knowledge in their field of expertise.

    Usually awarded in the twilight of a recipient’s career, it is recognition of lifetime service to the profession, CCA affairs and the development of chiropractic.

    This award recognizes outstanding community service from a chiropractor who has brought a deeper understanding of the profession to equity-seeking populations, at home or abroad, and/or has improved access to chiropractic care for equity-seeking populations.

    Honours a chiropractor who has demonstrated excellence in advancing the profession and the MSK health of Canadians through contributions or leadership for advocacy efforts.

    Recognizes a young researcher working in the field of chiropractic. The nominee must submit a research paper as part of the nomination process which if selected will be published in the JCCA (Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association).

    This award recognizes members of the Student Canadian Chiropractic Association who have demonstrated excellence in leadership throughout their chiropractic education.

     

    2020 AWARD WINNERS

    Medal of Merit – Dr. Ken Goldie*

    Researcher of the Year – Dr. Steven Passmore

    Life Member – Dr. Greg Dunn

    Transforming the World at Home & Abroad – Dr. Ceara Higgins

    Public Service – Dr. Darrell Wade

    Young Investigators – Dr. Melissa Corso

    PAST AWARD WINNERS

    The Medal of Merit is the CCA’s highest honour and is awarded for outstanding, long-term service to the Association.

    • 2016 Dr. Drew Potter / Ontario
    • 2015 Dr. Keith Beaton / British Columbia
    • 2014 Dr. Grayden Bridge / Alberta
    • 2014 Dr. Deborah Kopansky-Giles / Ontario
    • 2013 Dr. Mark Erwin/ Ontario
    • 2013 Dr. Jocelyn Ouimet / Quebec
    • 2012 Dr. Richard Giguère / Quebec
    • 2012 Dr. Greg Stewart / Manitoba
    • 2010 Dr. Wanda Lee MacPhee / Nova Scotia
    • 2008 Dr. Roland G. Bryans* / Newfoundland & Labrador
    • 2008 Dr. Brian S. Seaman / Nova Scotia
    • 2007 Dr. Allan C. Gotlib / Ontario
    • 2005 Dr. Donald Bramham* / Saskatchewan
    • 2003 Dr. Douglas M. Lawson / Alberta
    • 2002 Dr. David Peterson / Alberta
    • 2002 Dr. Brian McLaughlin / British Columbia
    • 2000 Dr. Jean A. Moss / Ontario
    • 1999 Dr. Greg N. Dunn / Manitoba and / et Ontario
    • 1998 Dr. Normand Danis* / Quebec
    • 1996 Dr. Paul F. Carey / Ontario
    • 1994 Dr. Donald C. Sutherland* / Ontario
    • 1989 Dr. Wilf Morgan* / British Columbia
    • 1988 Dr. Herbert K. Lee* / Ontario
    • 2018 Dr. André Bussières
    • 2016 Dr. Carlo Ammendolia
    • 2014 Dr. Jill Hayden

    The Life Member honour bestows membership in the CCA for life without fees. Usually awarded in the twilight of a recipient’s career, it is recognition of lifetime service to the profession, the affairs of the CCA and the development of chiropractic.

    • Dr. Carolyn Joy Levere / New Brunswick
    • Dr. Howard Vernon
    • Dr. Kenneth Mikkelsen /  British Columbia
    • Dr. Paul Carey / Ontario
    • Dr. Jean Moss / Ontario
    • Dr. Bill Johnstone / Sakatchewan
    • Dr. G. Hugh Armstrong / Saskatchewan
    • Dr. Douglas Alderson / British Columbia
    • Dr. André Audette / Quebec
    • Dr. Rod Belyea / Prince Edward Island
    • Dr. Steve Bloomer / Manitoba
    • Dr. Luc R. Bouchard / Quebec
    • Dr. Donald T. Bramham* / Saskatchewan
    • Dr. Douglas Brown / Ontario
    • Dr. J. Ronald Carter / Alberta
    • Dr. John David Cassidy / Ontario
    • Dr. Rafe Gord Chadwick Sr. / Saskatchewan
    • Dr. Ralph G. Chatwin / British Columbia
    • Dr. Robert John Corrigan / Saskatchewan
    • Dr. Robert Gagné / Quebec
    • Dr. Gary Greenman / British Columbia
    • Dr. Colin A. Greenshields / Ontario
    • Dr. L.R.W. Hamilton / Saskatchewan
    • Dr. Jan Kemp / Ontario
    • Dr. Robert E. Kinsman / Ontario
    • Dr. Herbert K. Lee* / Ontario
    • Dr. Lloyd McDougall / Ontario
    • Dr. Brian J. McLaughlin / British Columbia
    • Dr. Wilf Morgan* / British Columbia
    • Dr. Keath R. Nevison / Alberta
    • Dr. Mary-Irene Parker / Nova Scotia
    • Dr. G. Garnet Reynolds / British Columbia
    • Dr. Leo Rosenberg / Ontario
    • Dr. Albert L. Short* / Nova Scotia
    • Dr. Donald C. Sutherland* / Ontario
    • Dr. Lloyd W. Taylor / Ontario
    • Dr. William W. Thompson / Alberta
    • Dr. Herbert J. Vear* / Ontario
    • 2018 Dr. Roman Bayrock
    • 2016 Dr. Patricia Tavares
    • 2014 Dr. Geoff Outerbridge
    • 2018 Dr. Gord Partridge
    • 2016 Dr. Erik Klein
    • 2015 Dr. Rahim Karim
    • 2014 Dr. Pierre Côté

    The Young Investigators Award recognizes young researchers working in the field of chiropractic and is given for a paper submitted for this competition that has not yet been published, or for a recently published paper. The investigator has not had his/her degree longer than two years before submitting the work.

    • 2018 Dr. Isabelle Pagé &  Dr. Andrée-Anne Marchand
    • 2016 Dr. Courtney Brown & Dr. Marc-André Blanchette
    • 2015 Dr. Ngai Chow
    • 2014 Dr. Paul Mastragostino
    • 2013 Dr. Carol Cancelliere
    • 2013 Dr. Jessica Wong
    • 2012 Dr. Edward Cambridge
    • 2011 Dr. Maja Stupar
    • 2011 Dr. Mana Rezai
    • 2010 Dr. Cesar Hincapié
    • 2010 Dr. Diana De Carvalho
    • 2009 Dr. André Bussières
    • 2008 Dr. Kent Stuber
    • 2002 Dr. Danielle Stewart-Smith
    • 2000 Dr. Jason Busse