CPA Awards, Grants & Bursaries

The CPA disburses the following awards each year.

Note: We are reviewing our awards program to provide greater support to leaders in our field. Please check back soon for updates.

For more information on our awards program, please contact

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. 

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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.

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Honorary Membership Award

An honorary membership is presented to an individual who merits special recognition for contributions to the physiotherapy profession. (Available to affiliates/non-physiotherapists.)

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Global Health Award

Presented to a member who has augmented the profile of physiotherapy internationally.

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Mentorship Award

Recognizes physiotherapists who provide inspiration to their colleagues by acting as a role model for professionalism and volunteerism.

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Clinical Education Award

Presented to a member who has made outstanding contributions to the clinical education of physiotherapy students.

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Silver Quill Award

Honours excellence in scientific writing for Physiotherapy Canada in the areas of qualitative or quantitative research, knowledge translation and student research.

Recipients determined by editorial board of Physiotherapy Canada
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Maryann Jefferies Award for Physiotherapy Assistants

Presented to a member of the National Physiotherapy Assistants Assembly (NPAA) in acknowledgement of their contributions to enhancing the role of physiotherapist assistants within the profession.

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Helen Saarinen Rahikka Student Leadership Award

Presented to a student member who has demonstrated leadership and made outstanding contributions to the promotion of the profession.

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Partnership Award for Affiliates of CPA

Presented to an organization that has advanced the image, ideals, and goals of physiotherapy.

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