The Canadian Physiotherapy Association's Centenary Medals of Distinction have been created to mark the Association's 100th Anniversary. The medal serves to recognize 100+ individuals who have impacted physiotherapy from 1920 to 2020. These medals will be presented and the recipients will be recognized at the CPA's Congress 2021.

The awards will recognize leaders, role models, and innovators from those who are making impactful contributions early in their career to those who have made decades worth of contribution.

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We would like to use the opportunity of our flagship event to recognise individuals who have made a significant impact in world of physiotherapy thus far. See below the notable categories and awards.

Meet our Medals of Distinction Recipients

(Listed in alphabetical order.)

Jennifer Allen
Saskatchewan

Jeffrey Andrion
Ontario

Louise Ashcroft
Saskatchewan

 

D'Arcy Bain
Manitoba

Brittany Bartlett
Ontario

Courtney Bean
Ontario

 

Chantal Besner
Quebec

Tracy Blake
Ontario

Brenda Boucher
New Brunswick

 

Kelly Brewer
Ontario

Jennifer Burt
Newfoundland and Labrador

Angela Carragher
Prince Edward Island

 

Oren Cheifetz
Ontario

Bert Chesworth
Ontario

Bernadette Connor
Ontario

 

Cheryl Cott
Ontario

Gail Creaser
Nova Scotia

Cathy Cuddington
Saskatchewan

 

Vince Cunanan
British Columbia

Marion Current
Ontario

Mitch Dahl
Saskatchewan

 

Mary-Ann Dalzell
Quebec

Kathy Davidson
British Columbia

Jessica DeMars
Alberta

 

Jasdeep Dhir
Ontario

Carolyn Emery
Alberta

Alireza Faghani
Ontario

 

Joseph Federico
Ontario

Terry Fedorkiw
British Columbia

Grant Fedoruk
Alberta

 

Roland (Roly) Fletcher
British Columbia

Lorie Forwell
Ontario

Douglas Freer
Ontario

 

Moni Fricke
Manitoba

Joyce Fung
Quebec

Jayne Garland
Ontario

 

Katie Gasparelli
Ontario

Brian Gastaldi
Ontario

Allison Gaudet
Ontario

 

Barbara Gibson
Ontario

David Giles
Alberta

Patricia Grohne
British Columbia

 

Anita Gross
Ontario

Mari Udarbe Han
Ontario

Katherine Harman
Nova Scotia

 

Luc J. Hébert
Quebec

Peter Ho
Ontario

Alison Hoens
British Columbia

 

Laurie Edge-Hughes
Alberta

Elizabeth Inness
Ontario

Bahram Jam
Ontario

 

Alison (Bowie) Jardine
New Brunswick

Helen Johnson
Ontario

David Kachan
Nova Scotia

 

Manu Kaul
Ontario

Michelle Keene
Saskatchewan

Doreen Killens
Quebec

 

Judy King
Ontario

Linette Lahey
Alberta

Sandra Lamb
British Columbia

 

Diane Lee
British Columbia

Stephanie Lurch
Ontario

Joy MacDermid
Ontario

 

Murray MacHutchon
Manitoba

Lorrie Maffey
Alberta

Elaine Maheu
Quebec

 

Sharon Switzer-McIntyre
Ontario

Helen Massie
Alberta

Karim Meghji
Ontario

 

Alishah Merchant
Ontario

Carol Merton
Ontario

Maxi Miciak
Alberta

 

Jim Millard
Ontario

Erin Miller
Ontario

Dianne Millette
British Columbia

 

Sandra Gold Millstein
Ontario

Hélène Moffet
Quebec

Sally Morgan
Ontario

 

Kathy Mulder
Manitoba

Kristin Musselman
Ontario

Sylvie Nadeau
Quebec

 

Kelly O'Brien
Ontario

Sandra Oxtoby
Alberta

Beverley Padfield
Ontario

 

Neil Pearson
British Columbia

Denis Pelletier
Quebec

Tyson Plesuk
Alberta

 

Dan Pringle
Ontario

Peggy Proctor
Saskatchewan

Venkadesan Rajendran
Ontario

 

Julie Richardson
Ontario

Stephen Richey
Nova Scotia

Julian Roach
Ontario

 

Jackie Sadi
Ontario

Nancy Salbach
Ontario

Leonore Saunders
Manitoba

 

Dorianne Sauvé
Ontario

Françoise Savard-Goulet
Quebec

Geoff Schneider
Alberta

 

Kathryn Schneider
Alberta

Phil Sheppard
Ontario

Rhonda Shishkin
Saskatchewan

 

Daysha Shuya
Saskatchewan

Lynne Sinclair
Ontario

Clyde Smith
British Columbia

 

Liris Smith
Yukon

Gregory Francis Spadoni
Ontario

Sam Steinfeld
Manitoba

 

Michelle Strong
Ontario

Adiilah Heenaye Sumser
Ontario

Denise Taylor
Ontario

 

Jackie Schleifer Taylor
Ontario

Dorothy Thomas-Edding
Quebec

Erin Tighe
Ontario

 

Grace Torrance
Alberta

Laurie Urban
Manitoba

Kyle Vader
Ontario

 

Carolyn Vandyken
Ontario

David (Dave) Walton
Ontario

Michael Westaway
Alberta

 

Jackie Whittaker
British Columbia

Hailey Wilkerson
Nova Scotia

Travis Wolsey
British Columbia

 

Darryl Yardley
Ontario

Tanja Yardley
Yukon

Euson Yeung
Ontario