CPA Awards

The CPA awards program recognizes CPA members who have made a distinguished contribution to our profession. The program runs on a biennial basis, aligning with CPA Congress. 

The CPA disburses the following awards:
 

Enid Graham Memorial Lecture

This is the most prestigious award bestowed by the CPA. The winner, awarded for their years of excellence in their profession, delivers a speech on the subject of their choice during the conference.

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2018 Recipient: Alison Hoens. Read bio here.

 

 

Life Membership Award

Presented to current or former CPA members, who have contributed to the growth of the profession through at least 25 years of service at local and/or national levels.

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Honorary Membership Award

An honorary membership is presented to an individual who merits special recognition for contributions to the physiotherapy profession. (Available to affiliates/non-physiotherapists.)

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Global Health Award

Presented to a member who has augmented the profile of physiotherapy internationally.

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Mentorship Award

Recognizes physiotherapists who provide inspiration to their colleagues by acting as a role model for professionalism and volunteerism.

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Clinical Education Award

Presented to a member who has made outstanding contributions to the clinical education of physiotherapy students.

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Maryann Jefferies Leadership Award

Presented to a member of the National Physiotherapy Assistants Assembly (NPAA) in acknowledgement of their contributions to enhancing the role of physiotherapist assistants within the profession.

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Professional Contribution Award

Recognizes individuals who have enhanced the profession through a unique and outstanding contribution over a notable period of time.

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Partnership Award

Presented to an organization that has advanced the image, ideals, and goals of physiotherapy.

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Silver Quill Award

Recognizes excellence in scientific writing for Physiotherapy Canada in the areas of qualitative or quantitative research, knowledge translation and student research.

Recipients determined by editorial board of Physiotherapy Canada.

Criteria  |  Previous Recipients

CPA Student Award

This award is given to the graduate with the highest average from each entry-level physiotherapy education program in Canada. Recipients receive one year's complimentary membership in CPA and its Divisions.

Recipients determined by each University.

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Helen Saarinen Rahikka Student Leadership Award

Presented to a student member who has demonstrated leadership and made outstanding contributions to the promotion of the profession.

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CPA Awards Committee

Jennifer Cummings PT, Chair
Ellen Cohen B.Sc(PT), MSc
Jasmine Pollice PT
Chris Napier PT, PhD
Mike Stewart PT
 

For more information on our awards program, please email foundation@physiotherapy.ca, or call 1-800-387-8679 ext. 253.