Our OCA Awards honour chiropractors and professionals who inspire, deliver exceptional health care and lead our profession forward.

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Celebrating Excellence in the Chiropractic Profession in Ontario

2020 Awards

Our OCA Awards honour chiropractors and professionals who inspire, deliver exceptional health care, and lead our profession forward.

Tell us who inspires you

Do you know of a chiropractor who delivers exceptional health care? Or embodies the breadth and depth of our profession? Or sets an example for others to follow? This is your opportunity to nominate chiropractic professionals, leaders and advocates who deserve to be recognized for all they do.

What’s new this year?

We’re proud to introduce our new Research and Academic Award that recognizes a chiropractor currently engaged in research or academia.


Timeline of Important Dates

November 10, 2020         Awards Nominations Opens

December 10, 2020         Award Nomination Submission Deadline

December 17, 2020         Selection of Award Recipients (Awards Committee meeting)

January 30, 2021            OCA Awards Celebration (Virtual, More details to come)


2020 Awards Committee

Learn who is on our Awards Committee, their aims, criteria and expectations.


Award Eligibility

To be eligible to win an award in any category except for the Chiropractic Health Assistant (CHA) of the year award, a nominee:

  • Must be an OCA member in good standing
  • Must be a CCO member in good standing
  • Must model behaviour that reflects the spirit, integrity or relevance of the award, and upholds the highest professional and ethical standards
  • Must not be a full-time employee of the OCA, a member of the OCA Board of Directors or a current member of the OCA Awards Committee

Award Recipients’ Commitments

Award recipients agree to participate in OCA events and other communication opportunities, including in-person speaking, webinars, attendance at other events, writing articles for the OCA, as requested. The minimum commitment for the year is three hours. Recipients of the Chiropractor of the Year and Heart and Hands awards may expect additional commitment time.


Award Revocation

Learn about our OCA Award Revocation Policy and Procedures.


Award Presentations

Each year, our OCA Awards are presented at the annual OCA Awards Gala. This year, we will host a virtual OCA Awards Celebration on Saturday, January 30, 2021.  More details on joining us the online celebration coming soon. Learn more about the Awards Gala.


Nominations

We’re committed to ensuring that award recipients reflect the breadth and depth of our membership and professional community.

This is your opportunity to nominate chiropractic professionals, leaders and advocates who deserve to be recognized and celebrated. When you nominate a chiropractor for an award, you share the story of their incredible professional achievements, as well as the evolution of chiropractic care, across our province.

Who can nominate?

Anyone can submit a nomination, including a health team member, patient, or individual with interest in and knowledge of the chiropractic profession.

How do you nominate?

Select the Award Category from the list below, click the Nominate Now button for that award and complete the online nomination form.

Nominations are due Thursday, December 10, 2020 at 5 p.m. (EST).


OCA Award Categories

All seven of our awards celebrate excellence in the chiropractic profession in Ontario. For each category, we describe the award, and the criteria award recipients must meet.

Please note, due to the distinctive and special nature of each award, we reserve the right not to select a recipient in any or all award categories in a given year.

Select from the list of award categories below to learn more and submit a nomination:

Watch for updates about OCA Awards on this page and in the OCA Bulletin