General Information

PURPOSE: To promote awareness of hospice palliative care and to recognize outstanding achievement in the true spirit of hospice palliative care.

CRITERIA: The nominee will exemplify excellence in hospice palliative care as a professional health care provider or a volunteer. The nominee will have enhanced the quality of life for persons and families facing life-threatening illness and/or chronic progressive disease through involvement in the principal activities defined in the Model to Guide Hospice Palliative Care:

1. Service to Persons and Families
2. Education
3. Research
4. Advocacy

ELIGIBILITY: The candidate will have been involved in the field of hospice palliative care for at least five (5) years in Ontario. Membership in Hospice Palliative Care Ontario (HPCO) is not a requirement.

PROCESS: You are invited to submit names of candidates to the Awards Committee by completing the nomination form and providing relevant supporting documentation. Each nomination must be supported by three (3) individuals, one of whom must be a current member of HPCO. Self-nominations are ineligible.

SELECTION: The Awards Committee will review all applications and will use a standardized scoring system based on the criteria to make their selection. Points will be provided for local, regional and provincial involvement in the principal activities, so please ensure that you submit information regarding all three areas. The Awards Committee will be responsible for making the final selection. The recipient will be notified by HPCO and invited to attend the presentation ceremony during the 2021 Annual Hospice Palliative Care Conference in April 2021.

2021 NOMINATION FORM: The nomination deadline is March 1, 2021. In the event that materials are submitted with this entry form, please note that the entire entry submission becomes the property of HPCO and will not be returned. A separate form must be used for each nomination.