Awards

Each year, the COA has the honour of recognizing individuals who have made significant contributions to orthopaedic surgery in Canada and the care of Canadians. These special awards are presented during the COA’s Annual Meeting by the President of the Association. Please refer to the award descriptions and terms below for more information.

COA members may nominate colleagues for these awards by contacting the CEO for more information: doug@canorth.org

Presidential Award for Excellence

  1. The award shall be known as the Canadian Orthopaedic Association Presidential Award for Excellence.
  2. The award shall be presented for excellence in at least two of the following areas:
  • Service to the profession in the field of orthopaedic surgery;
  • Service to the people of Canada in raising the standards of orthopaedic care in Canada;
  • Personal contributions to the advancement of the art and science of orthopaedic surgery.

Award of Merit

  1. The award shall be known as the Canadian Orthopaedic Association Award of Merit.
  2. The award represents the highest award that lies within the power of the COA to bestow upon a person who is not a member of the Association.
  3. The award shall consist of an engraved plaque.
  4. The award shall be presented for excellence in at least two of the following areas:
  • Service to the profession in the field of medical organization as it relates to orthopaedic surgery specifically;
  • Service to the people of Canada in raising the standards of orthopaedic care in Canada;
  • Personal contributions to the advancement of orthopaedic research, orthopaedic education, health care organization or orthopaedic education of the public.