Canadian Medical Association


Former Secretary General, of the Canadian Medical Association (CMA). He was awarded the Medal of Service in 2013 for “outstanding and exceptional contribution to the advancement of health care in Canada. Over his 13 years as Secretary General of the CMA, Dr. Landry reinvigorated the organization and transformed it into a proud, influential and truly national voice for Canadian physicians”.

  1. The award shall be known as the Canadian Medical Association Dr. Léo-Paul Landry Medal of Service.
  2. The award shall be presented for excellence in at least two of the following areas:
    • service to the profession in the field of medical organization;
    • service to physicians by enhancing the overall health and well-being of physician colleagues on both personal and professional levels;
    • service to the people of Canada in raising the standards of medical practice in Canada;
    • raise public awareness regarding significant public health efforts;
    • personal contributions to the advancement of the art and science of medicine.


  1. Nominees shall be members of the Canadian Medical Association.
  2. The CMA shall be under no obligation to bestow the award annually.
  3. Any possibility that an individual or organization could exploit winning a CMA award for personal profit or commercial advantage will be taken into consideration.
  4. Any CMA member currently sitting as an elected officer, a member of the CMA Board of Directors or the Awards Committee, is not eligible for nomination to CMA awards unless under exceptional circumstances.
  5. This award will not be awarded posthumously. In the event of the demise of the nominee after being selected but before being presented with the award, it shall be presented posthumously.
  6. Previous F.N.G. Starr Award winners are ineligible to receive this award.
  7. Nominations may be submitted, accompanied by suitable documentation, by a CMA member, a provincial or territorial medical association, an affiliate or an associate society. Self-nomination is ineligible. Documentation will consist of a completed nomination form, a detailed letter of nomination accompanied by two letters of support (letters must be no more than 2 pages in length) and the nominee’s curriculum vitae or bio (3-page maximum). Handwritten nominations will not be accepted.
  8. A nomination may be re-submitted in a subsequent year. Should fewer than 3 nominations be received for this award, the award will not be presented and the nominees will be brought forward for consideration the following year.
  9. The Chair of the Awards Committee shall receive nominations until Nov. 30 of the year before the award is to be presented. Nominations must be submitted through the online form.
  10. The Committee on Awards shall make the final decision of the award recipient and provide an update to the CMA Board of Directors.
  11. As a condition precedent to the award being granted, a nominee will be required to provide written consent in a form provided by CMA, authorizing CMA to use the nominee’s name, likeness and approved biography notes for a public announcement of the award and related communications (including social media). If a selected nominee does not provide the required written consent within the prescribed time, the Awards Committee reserves the right to select an alternate award recipient or not make an award for that year.
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