The Professional Section Awards and Grants represent excellence in the areas of research, medical excellence, volunteerism, manuscript development and chapter activities and celebrate the outstanding contributions of members.

Diabetes Canada believes in investing in the development of the professional membership, as evidenced by its scholarship and continuing education awards. Many of these awards would not be possible without the generous support of industry sponsors.

Thank you to all sponsors for their support over the past year, and their continued recognition and celebration of the value of all Diabetes Canada activities.

Award descriptions, applications and deadlines

Resident Award for Advocacy and Leadership

Professional section members of Diabetes Canada established this new award to acknowledge a resident from a Canadian residency training program for exemplary leadership and advocacy in the field of diabetes.

Application deadline: August 30, 2019

Lifetime Achievement Award

Professional section members of Diabetes Canada established the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007 for the purpose of recognizing Canadian achievement for a lifetime commitment to research excellence.

Application deadline: April 15, 2019

Gerald S. Wong Service Award

The Dr. Gerald S. Wong Service Award was established in 1994 to honour the memory of Dr. Gerald S. Wong, an advocate of the highest standard in diabetes care and education, and is awarded to a physician in recognition of significant contribution to the diabetes community.

Application deadline: April 15, 2019

Young Scientist Award

Diabetes Canada established the Young Scientist Award in 1987 for the purpose of encouraging, by appropriate recognition, outstanding research conducted in Canada by young scientists in the field of diabetes.

Application deadline: April 15, 2019

LifeScan Diabetes Educator of the Year

In recognition of a professional section member who has made special contributions to diabetes education through dedication, sensitivity and innovation in the daily practice of patient education and care.

SPONSOR: LifeScan Canada Ltd. ~ $1,000 

Application deadline: April 15, 2019

Public Service Volunteer Award

To recognize the efforts of a professional member who, through volunteer work, has made an important contribution to improving the lives of people with diabetes. Such contributions may be in (but are not limited to) the following areas:

  • Development of new and innovative programs in the community for people with diabetes
  • Advocacy on diabetes-related issues to government departments, other public agencies, or industry

Application deadline: April 15, 2019

Canadian Diabetes Educator Certification Board (CDECB) Award of Excellence and Dedication

In recognition of a current Certified Diabetes Educator who demonstrates excellence, commitment and dedication in the delivery of diabetes care.


Application deadline: April 15, 2019

Chapter of the Year Award

The Chapter of the Year Award emphasizes the Dissemination & Implementation of the current Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPG). This Award recognizes a Chapter that demonstrates initiative and innovation in the implementation of CPG’s into practice. The chapter will receive $1,000.00 and a commemorative plaque that will be presented at the Diabetes Canada /Canadian Society of Endocrinology & Metabolism (CSEM) Annual Professional Conference.

Application deadline: April 15, 2019

Canadian Diabetes in Pregnancy Study Group Award of Excellence

The Canadian Diabetes in Pregnancy Study Group (CanDIPS) Award of Excellence recognizes a CanDIPS member who has demonstrated sustained contributions to the care of women with diabetes in pregnancy through research, teaching, patient care, or education.

Application deadline: April 15, 2019

Past award recipients

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