Awards, Grants, & Bursaries
Please note due to the pandemic, awards, bursaries, and recognitions were not presented in recent years. Please check back for opportunities in 2023. All the best to future candidates!
The Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA) Global Health Award is presented annually to a CPA member who has augmented the profile of physiotherapy globally. The GHD seeks to recognize previous CPA Global Health Award winners and other Canadian Physiotherapists who have made a substantial impact on global health.
CPA Global Health Award Winners
2020 – Dr. Matthew Hunt
2019 – No Award Granted
2018 – Robin Roots
2017 – No Award Granted
2016 – Michelle Fraser
2015 – No Award Granted
2014 – Stephanie Nixon
2013 – No Award Granted
2012 – No Award Granted
2011 – Beth Langille
2010 – Shaun Cleaver
2009 – Hilary Crowley
2008 – Kathy Mulder
2007 – Julie Hard
2006 – Nicole Charlebois-Refae
2005 – Marion Current
2004 – Michel Landry
2003 – Mary Martin & G. Elizabeth Tata
2002 – Kenneth Hill
CPA Enid Graham Memorial Lecture Award Winners
2020 – Dr. Michel Landry – “What’s Past is Prologue” Lecture
2013 – Hilary Crowley – “Grasping the Nettle” Lecture
CPA Life Membership Award Winner
2020 – Hilary Crowley
WCPT International Service Award – Practice
2015 – Dr. Michel Landry
WCPT International Service Award – Education
2015 – Mary Martin
Blog Contributor Bursaries
GHD members who are clinicians who contribute content to our website will be entered to win a FREE MEMBERSHIP to the GHD for the following membership year. Provide us with a posting for our website by December 31st and you will be entered into the draw.
Clinician Free Membership Winners ($35)
2019 – Lisa Pearson – Malawi & Ethiopia
2017 – Natalie Langstaff – Ukraine
– Anik Goulet – St. Lucia, Haiti
2016 – Nicholas Simatos Arsenault – Canada
2015 – Kerra Quinn – Botswana, Tanzania
Student Free Membership Winners ($35)
2016 – Rachelle MacDonald – India
2015 – Corey Kim – South Africa
2014 – Geneviève Sirois-Leclerc – Mexico
2013 – Naomi Casiro- Argentina
Student and Clinician Bursaries
The GHD Global Physiotherapy Bursary, valued at up to $500, is awarded annually to one or more successful candidates who are members of the GHD. The funding must be used for one of the following:
- Attending a Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA) Congress.
- Attending a World Physiotherapy Congress.
- Attending an educational event (in-person or virtually) related to global health.
- Engaging in socially responsible global health volunteering, work, or research, which may include, but is not limited to, humanitarian work abroad, emergency preparedness/response, inner city health, vulnerably housed populations, rural and remote health, newcomers to Canada health, Indigenous health, social justice, and health equity.
If selected as a bursary winner, the candidate will be required to contribute a post or video to the GHD blog, or the Global Physio Podcast within one month of attending the event or completing the volunteer, work, or research initiative.
Application Deadline: March 15
Clinician Bursary Winners
2018 – Hilary Crowley – Congress Montreal18
2017 – No Award Granted
2016 – Elizabeth Harvey – Nicaragua
2015 – Andrea Mendoza – India
2014 – Karen Penwell – Nepal
2012 – Gillian Coates – Nepal
2011 – Michelle Pieke – Amsterdam, The Netherlands