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

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, Please visit OCA 2020 Virtual Gala for more information.)

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

Although the pandemic forced us to pivot to a virtual event, we ensured that we continued to honour chiropractors and professionals who inspire, deliver exceptional health care and lead our profession forward. The OCA 2020 Virtual Gala took place on Saturday, January 30, 2021.


Nominations are now closed for the OCA 2020 awards.

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:

Years of Service Awards

Each year we honour our valued members through our 25-, 40-, 50- and 60-year milestones. Beginning in the year 2020, we also recognize members of 5-, 10-, 15- and 20-years of service with digital certificates.

Please join us in celebrating and congratulating our 2020 Years of Service Awards recipients.