Dr. Michael Brickman Heart and Hands Award

Honouring the memory of OCA Board Director Dr. Michael Brickman, this prestigious award is presented to the practising chiropractor who best embodies a generous and giving spirit (the heart) with the remarkable passion and dedication to chiropractic care (the hands).

Dr. James Laws (centre) received the 2019 OCA Dr. Michael Brickman Heart & Hands Award for being an enduring influence on the chiropractic profession, encompassing advocacy, education, service, leadership and clinical expertise, for more than 40 years. He is flanked by Dr. Cancelliere on the left and Dr. Ken Brough on the right.

Criteria

A chiropractor who has been an OCA member for ten years or more and has earned the respect of their peers by contributing to both the practice and reputation of chiropractic. Nominated and selected by our members, the recipient is a chiropractor who has made a tremendous impact through selfless devotion to patient treatment.

Recipient will have demonstrated their exceptional contribution to the profession of chiropractic in two or more of the following Heart and Hands areas:

Heart

  • Nurturing and inspiring remarkable passion for learning in the hearts of their peers
  • Volunteering and bettering their community through dedicated care, selflessness and a genuine desire to do good

Hands

  • Skillful use of their hands brings strength to the sick and relief to the suffering
  • Building a culture that incorporates best practices and delivers great health care and experience to their patients

Questions about the awards? Contact OCA at oca@chiropractic.on.ca or call 416-860-0070 | Toll-free: 1-877-327-2273

Nominations

Nominations are now closed for the OCA 2020 awards.

Current Winners

2019 Award Winner: Dr. James Laws

Dr. James Laws (1950-2020) was a world-renowned chiropractor and athletic therapist, bridging the gap between our profession and the sports world at all levels – from amateur to elite. He taught countless students, including CMCC’s fourth-year students in his course on athletic injury management.

Dr. Laws had an enduring influence on the chiropractic profession, encompassing advocacy, education, service, leadership and clinical expertise. He volunteered at OCA, CCO, CMCC, and the York-Peel Chiropractic Society.

For more than 40 years, Dr. Laws contributed both with his heart, in giving to so many communities, and with his hands, in healing so many patients and helping to shape our profession.

Past Michael Brickman Heart and Hands Award Winners