The CPA awards program recognizes CPA members who have made a distinguished contribution to our profession. The program runs on a biennial basis, aligning with CPA Congress. As 2019 is a non-Congress year, only one award will have a call for nominations: the Helen Saarinen Rahikka Student Leadership Award. The call for nominations is now open until February 24th, 2019.
The CPA disburses the following awards:
Accepting Nominations for 2019:
Presented to a student member who has demonstrated leadership and made outstanding contributions to the promotion of the profession.
Enid Graham Memorial Lecture
This is the most prestigious award bestowed by the CPA. Through years of excellence in the profession, the recipient presents a lecture on the topic of their choice at Congress.
2018 Recipient: Alison Hoens. Read bio here.
Life Membership Award
Presented to current or former CPA members, who have contributed to the growth of the profession through at least 25 years of service at local and/or national levels.
Global Health Award
Presented to a member who has augmented the profile of physiotherapy internationally.
Clinical Education Award
Presented to a member who has made outstanding contributions to the clinical education of physiotherapy students.
CPA Professional Contribution Award
Recognizes individuals who have enhanced the profession through a unique and outstanding contribution over a notable period of time.
Silver Quill (Annual)
Recognizes excellence in scientific writing for Physiotherapy Canada in the areas of qualitative or quantitative research, knowledge translation
Recipients determined by
CPA Student Award (Annual)
This award is given to the graduate with the highest average from each entry-level physiotherapy education program in Canada. Recipients receive one year's complimentary membership in CPA and its Divisions.
Recipients determined by each University.
CPA Awards Committee