Canadian Medical Association

This page will guide you through the nomination process.  Please note that only electronic submissions will be considered.

Step-by-step instructions

1. Decide which award you’d like to nominate someone for. Click here for descriptions of the available awards.

2. Confirm that your candidate is eligible for that award and that you are eligible to nominate them. Please note that you can’t nominate yourself for an award, with the exception of the Dr. Brodie Medical Learner Leadership Award. You’ll find the eligibility criteria listed in each award’s terms of reference (links below):

3. Gather the information you’ll need to nominate your candidate. Click here for a printable checklist with more details. In brief, here’s what you’ll need to supply:

  • full contact information for your candidate (i.e., the nominee) and for yourself
  • a nomination letter (max. two page) describing why you think your candidate deserves to win the award
  • 2 letters of support (max. two pages each)
  • your candidate’s bio or CV (max. three pages)

4. Complete the online nomination form. If you’ve got everything on hand from step 3, this will take less than 15 minutes. The deadline to submit nominations is Nov. 30, 2019.

Key dates

  • Nomination process opens: Sept. 30, 2019
  • Nomination process closes: Nov. 30, 2019
  • Award recipients notified: February 2020
  • Awards presented*: CMA Awards gala in August 2020

*With the exception of the Dr. Brian Brodie Medical Learner Leadership Award


What happens if my candidate is not selected?

Recipients of awards will be notified in February. If the person you nominated is not selected, we’ll contact you in March and invite you to resubmit your candidate for the following year’s award.

Should fewer than three nominations be received for an award, that award will not be given out and the nomination(s) will be automatically considered for the following year.

If you have any questions or concerns about the nomination process, please email awards@cma.ca