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CCA Awards


With the CCA Awards, the Canadian Chiropractic Association honors  those few exceptional individuals whose passion, dedication and hard work have contributed to advancing the success of the chiropractic profession. In keeping with our mission to bring you inspired leadership by building a strong, engaged national chiropractic community, our objective is simple – to recognize outstanding talent and service to the profession and say thank you on behalf of chiropractors across Canada.

The CCA has six awards:

Medal of Merit

Awarded for outstanding long-term service to the CCA, the Medal of Merit is CCA’s highest honour.

Researcher of the Year

Honours an investigator whose contribution has improved the clinical treatment of chiropractic patients and has demonstrated outstanding research achievements and advancement of new knowledge in their field of expertise.

Life Member

Usually awarded in the twilight of a recipient’s career, it is recognition of lifetime service to the profession, CCA affairs and the development of chiropractic profession.

Transforming the World at Home & Abroad

Award that recognizes the outstanding community service from a chiropractor who has brought a deeper understanding of the profession to marginalized populations or within his/her community, at home or abroad.

Public Service

Honours a chiropractor who has demonstrated excellence in advancing the profession and the MSK health of Canadians through contributions or leadership for advocacy efforts.   

Young Investigators

This award recognizes young researchers working in the field of chiropractic and is given for a paper submitted for this competition for publication in the JCCA (Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association).

PAST AWARD WINNERS

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Medal of Merit

The Medal of Merit is the CCA’s highest honour and is awarded for outstanding, long-term service to the Association.

  • 2016 Dr. Drew Potter / Ontario
  • 2015 Dr. Keith Beaton / British Columbia
  • 2014 Dr. Grayden Bridge / Alberta
  • 2014 Dr. Deborah Kopansky-Giles / Ontario
  • 2013 Dr. Mark Erwin/ Ontario
  • 2013 Dr. Jocelyn Ouimet / Quebec
  • 2012 Dr. Richard Giguère / Quebec
  • 2012 Dr. Greg Stewart / Manitoba
  • 2010 Dr. Wanda Lee MacPhee / Nova Scotia
  • 2008 Dr. Roland G. Bryans / Newfoundland & Labrador
  • 2008 Dr. Brian S. Seaman / Nova Scotia
  • 2007 Dr. Allan C. Gotlib / Ontario
  • 2005 Dr. Donald Bramham* / Saskatchewan
  • 2003 Dr. Douglas M. Lawson / Alberta
  • 2002 Dr. David Peterson / Alberta
  • 2002 Dr. Brian McLaughlin / British Columbia
  • 2000 Dr. Jean A. Moss / Ontario
  • 1999 Dr. Greg N. Dunn / Manitoba and / et Ontario
  • 1998 Dr. Normand Danis* / Quebec
  • 1996 Dr. Paul F. Carey / Ontario
  • 1994 Dr. Donald C. Sutherland / Ontario
  • 1989 Dr. Wilf Morgan* / British Columbia
  • 1988 Dr. Herbert K. Lee* / Ontario

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Award of Merit

The Award of Merit recognizes individuals demonstrating exceptional dedication or service to the chiropractic profession and/or the CCA.

    • 2013 Dr. Clark R. Konczak / British Columbia
    • 2012 Dr. Derek Porter / British Columbia
    • 2012 Dr. Alain Maille / Quebec
    • 2011 Dr. Drew Potter / Ontario
    • 2011 Dr.Robert Allaby / New Brunswick
    • 2011 Dr. Robert Palaschuk / Manitoba
    • 2011 Dr. Frank Mangoni / New Brunswick
    • 2010 Dr. Martin Gurvey / Manitoba
    • 2010 Dr. Clark Mills / Alberta
    • 2010 Dr. Robert Armitage / British Columbia
    • 2009 Dr. Laurel Cowie / Nova Scotia
    • 2008 Dr. Wanda Lee MacPhee / Nova Scotia
    • 2008 Dr. Gregory Uchacz / Alberta
    • 2008 Dr. Alexander R. Grier / Saskatchewan
    • 2008 Dr. Don Nixdorf / British Columbia
    • 2007 Dr. Martin Normand / Quebec
    • 2007 Dr. Richard Dussault / Quebec
    • 2007 Dr. Daniel Boisvert / Quebec
    • 2007 Dr. Catherine Lesley Biggs / Saskatchewan
    • 2007 Dr. Pran Manga / Ontario
    • 2007 Hon. Diane Marleau / Ontario
    • 2006 Dr. Richard Giguère / Quebec
    • 2006 Dr. Greg Stewart / Manitoba
    • 2005 Dr. David Olson / British Columbia
    • 2003 Dr. Roland Bryans / Newfoundland
    • 2003 Dr. Brian Lecker / Manitoba
    • 2002 Dr. Douglas Alderson / British Columbia
    • 2002 Dr. Robert Randall / New Brunswick
    • 2002 Dr. Donald Viggiani / Ontario
    • 2001 Dr. Maurice Bonvouloir / Quebec
    • 2001 Dr. Brian Seaman / Nova Scotia
    • 1999 Dr. Daniel St.-Germain / Quebec
    • 1999 Dr. André Marie-Gonthier / Quebec
    • 1998 Dr. Gil Bohemier / Manitoba
    • 1998 Dr. Bill Johnstone / Saskatchewan
    • 1998 Dr. Mary-Irene Parker / Nova Scotia
    • 1998 Dr. Les Shaw / Alberta
    • 1994 Dr. Robert Tharp / Nova Scotia

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Honorary Member

This award confers honorary membership in the CCA and may be given to individuals who are not Doctors of Chiropractor and who have contributed outstanding service to the CCA or the profession at large. As well, it is awarded to CCA members who are not in active clinical practice but who render valuable contributions to the profession.

    • Mr. Allan Freedman
    • Ms. Margaret Butkovic
    • Mr. Edward Barisa
    • Dr. Colin Carrie, MP
    • Mr. David Chapman-Smith
    • Dr. Ruby Dhalla, MP
    • Dr. Greg N. Dunn
    • Dr. Godwin Eni
    • Dr. Gary Goodyear, MP
    • Dr. W.H. Kirkaldy-Willis
    • Dr. James Lunney, MP
    • Dr. Benno Nigg
    • Mr. David Peirce
    • Mrs. Theresa Sheppard
    • Mr. H. James Duncan
    • Ms. Deb Manz
    • Mr. Peter Waite
    • Mr. C. James Stewart

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Life Member

The Life Member honour bestows membership in the CCA for life without fees. Usually awarded in the twilight of a recipient’s career, it is recognition of lifetime service to the profession, the affairs of the CCA and the development of chiropractic.

    • Dr. Carolyn Joy Levere / New Brunswick
    • Dr. Howard Vernon
    • Dr. Kenneth Mikkelsen /  British Columbia
    • Dr. Paul Carey / Ontario
    • Dr. Jean Moss / Ontario
    • Dr. Bill Johnstone / Sakatchewan
    • Dr. G. Hugh Armstrong / Saskatchewan
    • Dr. Douglas Alderson / British Columbia
    • Dr. André Audette / Quebec
    • Dr. Rod Belyea / Prince Edward Island
    • Dr. Steve Bloomer / Manitoba
    • Dr. Luc R. Bouchard / Quebec
    • Dr. Donald T. Bramham* / Saskatchewan
    • Dr. Douglas Brown / Ontario
    • Dr. J. Ronald Carter / Alberta
    • Dr. John David Cassidy / Ontario
    • Dr. Rafe Gord Chadwick Sr. / Saskatchewan
    • Dr. Ralph G. Chatwin / British Columbia
    • Dr. Robert John Corrigan / Saskatchewan
    • Dr. Robert Gagné / Quebec
    • Dr. Gary Greenman / British Columbia
    • Dr. Colin A. Greenshields / Ontario
    • Dr. L.R.W. Hamilton / Saskatchewan
    • Dr. Jan Kemp / Ontario
    • Dr. Robert E. Kinsman / Ontario
    • Dr. Herbert K. Lee* / Ontario
    • Dr. Lloyd McDougall / Ontario
    • Dr. Brian J. McLaughlin / British Columbia
    • Dr. Wilf Morgan* / British Columbia
    • Dr. Keath R. Nevison / Alberta
    • Dr. Mary-Irene Parker / Nova Scotia
    • Dr. G. Garnet Reynolds / British Columbia
    • Dr. Leo Rosenberg / Ontario
    • Dr. Albert L. Short* / Nova Scotia
    • Dr. Donald C. Sutherland / Ontario
    • Dr. Lloyd W. Taylor / Ontario
    • Dr. William W. Thompson / Alberta
    • Dr. Herbert J. Vear* / Ontario

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Certificate of Appreciation

The Certificate of Appreciation recognizes those members rendering deserving service to the CCA and may include a group of recipients or a committee.

    • 2013 Dr. Richard Roy / Quebec
    • 2011 Dr. Steven Passmore / Manitoba
    • 2011 Dr. John Riva / Ontario
    • 2009 Dr. Stephen Burnie / Ontario
    • 2009 Dr. Allan Halowski / Alberta
    • 2009 Dr. Eric Jackson / Ontario
    • 2009 Dr. Dirk Keenan / Ontario
    • 2005 Dr. Jeffrey Balon / Ontario
    • 2003 Dr. Allan Gotlib / Ontario
    • 2003 Dr. Lawrence Bell / Ontario
    • 2003 Dr. Murray Miller / Ontario
    • 1999 Mr. Barry Draward / Manitoba
    • 1999 Dr. Ted Kurtas / Manitoba
    • 1999 Dr. Alan Daien / Manitoba

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Young Investigators Award

The Young Investigators Award recognizes young researchers working in the field of chiropractic and is given for a paper submitted for this competition that has not yet been published, or for a recently published paper. The investigator has not had his/her degree longer than two years before submitting the work.

    • 2018 Dr. Isabelle Pagé &  Dr. Andrée-Anne Marchand
    • 2016 Dr. Courtney Brown & Dr. Marc-André Blanchette
    • 2015 Dr. Ngai Chow
    • 2014 Dr. Paul Mastragostino
    • 2013 Dr. Carol Cancelliere
    • 2013 Dr. Jessica Wong
    • 2012 Dr. Edward Cambridge
    • 2011 Dr. Maja Stupar
    • 2011 Dr. Mana Rezai
    • 2010 Dr. Cesar Hincapié
    • 2010 Dr. Diana De Carvalho
    • 2009 Dr. André Bussières
    • 2008 Dr. Kent Stuber
    • 2002 Dr. Danielle Stewart-Smith
    • 2000 Dr. Jason Busse

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Honour Member

Honour Member status is awarded for outstanding service at the committee level and can be awarded to an active committee person. A sitting governor may not be considered.

    • 2005 Dr. A.C. Gotlib / Ontario
    • 2002 Dr. R.J. Carter / Alberta
    • 2002 Dr. D.J. Henderson / Ontario
    • 1999 Dr. J. Watkins / Ontario
    • 1997 Dr. R. Giguère / Quebec
    • 1996 Dr. G. Dunn / Manitoba
    • 1995 Dr. W.A. Johnstone / Saskatchewan
    • 1994 Dr. S. Bloomer / Manitoba
    • 1993 Dr. A. Audette / Quebec
    • 1992 Dr. D.M. Lawson / Alberta
    • 1991 Dr. D.L. Wood / Alberta
    • 1990 Dr. J.J.L. Ouimet / Quebec
    • 1989 Dr. D. Bramham* / Saskatchewan
    • 1988 Dr. R.K. Partlow / Ontario
    • 1986 Dr. R.E. Kinsman / Ontario
    • 1985 Dr. R.H. Brisco / British Columbia
    • 1982 Dr. R.M. Wingfield / Ontario
    • 1981 Dr. I. Kristianson / Saskatchewan
    • 1980 Dr. W.S. Baird / Ontario
    • 1979 Dr. L. Boisvert / Quebec
    • 1978 Dr. A. Short* / Nova Scotia
    • 1977 Dr. J.A. Langford / Ontario
    • 1976 Dr. L. Watson/Alberta
    • 1975 Dr. G.G. Reynolds / British Columbia
    • 1974 Dr. H.J. Vear* / Ontario
    • 1973 Dr. L.R.W. Hamilton / Saskatchewan
    • 1972 Dr. C.E. Webb / Manitoba
    • 1970 Dr. L.D. Clancy / Alberta
    • 1969 Dr. W. Wilmer Trelford / Ontario
    • 1969 Dr. W.O. Baizley / Manitoba
    • 1968 Dr. D. Horn / Prince Edward Island
    • 1968 Dr. A. Gravel / Quebec
    • 1967 Dr. F. Clubine / Ontario
    • 1967 Dr. H. Russell / Alberta
    • 1966 Dr. W.R.N. Sturdy / British Columbia
    • 1966 Dr. R. Chadwick / Saskatchewan
    • 1966 Dr. R.M. Rutherford / Manitoba
    • 1965 Dr. R.G. Chatwin / British Columbia
    • 1965 Dr. W. Baronsfeather / Alberta
    • 1965 Dr. J. Mowat / Manitoba
    • 1964 Dr. O. Baizley / Manitoba
    • 1964 Dr. W. Chenier / Quebec
    • 1964 Dr. C.M. Lawrence / Ontario
    • 1963 Dr. W. Morgan* / British Columbia
    • 1963 Dr. J. Gaudet / Quebec
    • 1963 Dr. G. Regan / New Brunswick
    • 1962 Dr. L. Heard / Alberta
    • 1962 Dr. W. Lindsay / British Columbia
    • 1962 Dr. T.F. Wallace / Ontario
    • 1961 Dr. M. Tuplin / Saskatchewan
    • 1961 Dr. B. Garrett / Manitoba
    • 1961 Dr. W. Thompson / Alberta
    • 1960 Dr. R. Dodds / Ontario
    • 1960 Dr. E.W. Prowse / British Columbia
    • 1960 Dr. L.J.Y. Robichaud / New Brunswick
    • 1959 Dr. R. Thompson / Alberta
    • 1959 Dr. A. LeFrancois / Quebec
    • 1959 Dr. J. McCarthy / Ontario
    • 1958 Dr. Hartling* / Nova Scotia
    • 1958 Dr. J. Love / Manitoba
    • 1958 Dr. P.D. Carr / British Columbia
    • 1958 Dr. J. L’Ami / Saskatchewan
    • 1957 Dr. D. McMillan / Ontario
    • 1957 Dr. H. Lee* / Ontario
    • 1957 Dr. F. McElrea / Manitoba
    • 1957 Dr. J.J. Bramham / Saskatchewan
    • 1957 Dr. G.H. Young / British Columbia
    • 1956 Dr. D.C. Sutherland / Ontario

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Researcher of the Year Award

  • 2018 Dr. André Bussières
  • 2016 Dr. Carlo Ammendolia
  • 2014 Dr. Jill Hayden

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Public Service Award

  • 2018 Dr. Gord Partridge
  • 2016 Dr. Erik Klein
  • 2015 Dr. Rahim Karim
  • 2014 Dr. Pierre Côté

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Transforming the World at Home & Abroad

  • 2018 Dr. Roman Bayrock
  • 2016 Dr. Patricia Tavares
  • 2014 Dr. Geoff Outerbridge

*Deceased

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