CAPHC Awards

CAPHC Award for Individual Leadership

This award was created to recognize outstanding leadership by an individual who has dedicated his or her career to improving the health and well-being of children and youth in Canada through health promotion, policy initiatives and/or increased public awareness.

This award will be presented to an individual who has exemplified leadership, creativity and initiative to promote positive change and long-term improvement for the health and well-being of children and youth.

*Formerly known as the CAPHC Contribution to Child Health Award


CAPHC Award for Individual Leadership Recipients


2016: Dr. Shoo Lee Scientific Director for the CIHR Institute of Human Development, Child and Youth Health (IHDCYH); Professor of Paediatrics, Obstetrics & Gynaecology and Public Health at the University of Toronto; and Paediatrician-in-Chief and Director of the Maternal-Infant Care (MICare) Research Centre at Mt. Sinai Hospital.

2015: Dr. Denis Daneman (Paediatrician-in-Chief at the Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and Chair of the Department of Paediatrics at the University of Toronto)

2014: Ms Anne McGuire (Former President & CEO, IWK Health Centre, Halifax) and Ms Sheila Jarvis (President & CEO, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, Toronto)

2013: Ms Mary Jo Haddad (former President & CEO of The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto)

2012: Ms Darlene Boliver (Director, Quality and Patient Safety IWK Health Centre) and Ms Tracy Wrong (Director, Quality Management, CHEO - Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario)

2011: Dr Austin (Rick) Cooper (Department of Paediatrics, Memorial University. Janeway Children's Health and Rehabilitation Centre)

2010: Dr Gerarda Cronin (Director of Quality and Decision Support, Child Health Program, Winnipeg Regional Health Authority)

2009: Dr Harvey Guyda (former Associate Executive Director, Montreal Children's Hospital)

2008: Mr Frank Gavin (Founder and Past-Chair, Canadian Family Advisory Network)

2007: Ms Marilyn Booth (Executive Director, PCMCH - Provincial Council for Maternal and Child Health)

2006: Dr Brian Postl (Chair, Canadian Institute for Health Information Board of Directors; Dean of Medicine, University of Manitoba)

2005: Mr Garry Cardiff (former President and CEO, CHEO - Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario)

CAPHC Award for Organizational Leadership

This award recognizes the leadership of an organization, a foundation, or a corporation to enable the best healthcare for Canada’s children and youth. The recipient organization has demonstrated leadership to inspire change and innovation that has had significant and lasting impact on the paediatric healthcare system(s), and/or populations served.

This award also recognizes the value an organization places on partnerships and collaboration within the healthcare community.

*Formerly known as the CAPHC Citizenship Award


CAPHC Award for Organizational Leadership Recipients


2016: The Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation

2015: UNICEF Canada

2014: Accreditation Canada

2013: Gerald Perron et Le Groupe Perron

2012: The Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI)

2011: The Stollery Children's Hospital Foundation

2010: The SickKids Foundation

2009: Canadian Patient Safety Institute

2008: MedBuy

2007: Bell Canada


CAPHC Honorary Membership Award

In 2012 CAPHC was honoured to present the Bilodeau Family with CAPHC's Honorary Membership Award. 

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