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Canadian Paediatric Society

Certificates of Merit

Certificates of Merit allow the CPS to recognize members who have made exceptional contributions to the health of children and youth at a regional level. They are presented at provincial or regional paediatric society meetings or at other regional events where the recipient will be in attendance.

Nominations

Nominees should be CPS members who have made exceptional contributions at the regional level. Both the nominator and candidate must reside in the same region. 

The Membership Subcommittee, in collaboration with the board member(s) for the region, will judge candidates based on their commitment to advocating for children and youth in their community through any of the following:

  • Encouraging local or regional legislation that promotes child/youth health;
  • Making their community more active, safe, and child- and youth-friendly;
  • Working to make communities more accessible for kids with special needs;
  • Working to make child/youth health programs more accessible for hard-to-reach communities;
  • Being a role model for paediatricians-in-training as well as those in academic or community practice.

Nominations will be held for two consecutive years but must be formally resubmitted following the two year period to be reconsidered. Current voting members of the CPS Board of Directors and Membership Subcommittee members are not eligible. There will be a maximum of one award per region per year.  

The regions are:

  • British Columbia and Yukon
  • Alberta and Northwest Territories
  • Saskatchewan
  • Manitoba and Nunavut
  • Ontario
  • Quebec
  • New Brunswick and PEI
  • Nova Scotia
  • Newfoundland and Labrador

Submissions

Submissions must include:

  • A letter from the nominator outlining how the nominee meets the above criteria.
  • A current curriculum vitae for the candidate.

Submit your nominations using the Submit Nomination button.

  • Atlantic Provinces
  • 2015 Padmavathy Guntamukkala, MD
  • 2011 Mammen Cheriyan, MD
  • 2010 Jonathan Kronick, MD
  • 2009 Scott Halperin, MD
  • 2008 Rick Cooper, MD
  • 2007 Albert Davis, MD
  • 2005 Chaker Hobeika, MD
  • Manitoba
  • 2012 Regina Rempel, MD
  • 2011 Aaron Chiu, MD
  • 2009 Heather Dean, MD
  • 2008 Diane Moddemann, MD
  • Ontario
  • 2017 Peter Wong, MD
  • 2016 Sarah Barker, MD
  • 2015 Rosemary Moodie, MD
  • 2014 W. James King, MD
  • 2013 Michelle Gordon, MD
  • 2011 Alan Hudak, MD
  • 2010 Elizabeth Ford-Jones, MD
  • 2009 Shobha Wahi, MD
  • 2008 William Gary Smith, MD
  • Quebec
  • 2017 Anne-Claude Bernard-Bonnin, MD
  • 2016 Nancy Haley, MD
  • 2014 Diane Munz, MD
  • 2013 Claire Allard-Dansereau
  • 2012 Jean Dorval, MD
  • 2011 Jean Labbé, MD
  • 2010 Emmett Francoeur, MD
  • 2009 Pierre Déry, MD
  • 2008 Gilles Julien, MD
  • 2007 Jean Jacques Turcotte, MD
  • 2005 Alice Chan-Yip, MD
  • Alberta
  • 2015 Heidemarie Schroter, MD
  • 2011 Thiru Govender, MD
  • 2010 Albert Akierman, MD
  • 2008 Cecilia Baxter, MD
  • 2007 Mark Montgomery, MD
  • New Brunwsick
  • 2015 Susan Sanderson, MD
  • 2013 Anne and Roderick Canning, MD
  • 2012 Jeanne Duncan, MD
  • 2011 Stephen Siauw, MD
  • 2009 David Yule, MD
  • 2008 Mahmoud Loubani, MD
  • 2007 Barbara Bulleid, MD
  • British Columbia
  • 2011 Alphonso Solimano, MD
  • 2010 Tom Warshawski, MD
  • 2009 Christine Loock, MD
  • 2008 Basil Boulton, MD
  • 2005 Henry Ukpeh, MD
  • Saskatchewan
  • 2017 Ben Tan, MD
  • 2015 Garth Bruce, MD
  • 2011 Alan Rosenberg, MD
  • 2010 Tilak Malhotra, MD
  • 2008 William Bingham, MD

Last updated: Jul 12 2017