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

Nominations Now Open

We’re making changes to ensure that award recipients reflect the breadth and depth of our membership and professional community.  We are inviting you to be a part of this incredible celebration, honouring outstanding professionals. 

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

Anyone can submit a nomination, including a health team member, a patient, or a researcher. 

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.


Timeline of Important Dates

October 5, 2021 Awards Nominations Open

November 2, 2021 Awards Nomination Submission Deadline

November 17-30, 2021 Selection of Award Recipients (OCA Awards Committee meetings)

January 29, 2022 OCA Awards Celebration (Virtual) – Details to follow


2021 Awards Committee

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


Award Eligibility

To be eligible for an award in each category, a nominee must:

  • Model behaviour that reflects the spirit, integrity or relevance of the award and upholds the highest professional and ethical standards 
  • 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, or appearing in videos as requested. The minimum commitment for the year is six hours. Recipients of the Chiropractor of the Year and the Dr. Michael Brickman Heart and Hands Award may expect additional commitment time.


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 29, 2022.  Stay tuned for more details on joining us for the online celebration. 

Learn more about the Awards Gala and past award recipients. 

Watch for updates about OCA Awards on this page and in the OCA Roundup and our social media channels.

OCA Award Categories

All eight of our awards celebrate excellence in the chiropractic profession in Ontario. For each category, we describe the award, and the criteria award nominees 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:

Members Choice Awards


Award Revocation

Learn about our OCA Award Revocation Policy and Procedures.


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 recognized 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.