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.
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.
Learn about our OCA Award Revocation Policy and Procedures.
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. You can view a recording of your 2020 Virtual Gala by clicking the OCA 2020 Virtual Gala On-Demand button below.