CPATH Awards

CPATH is instituting three awards, reflecting CPATH’s three current areas of focus.

Access to Care Award: Awarded to an individual or group, who, in the past two years, has made a significant contribution ?to increasing access to direct clinical care for trans/non-binary populations in Canada at the local, regional, provincial or national level.

Research Award: An individual or group who, in the past two years, has through research (in any discipline), made a significant contribution to the development or advancement of knowledge relevant to trans health (including clinical practice as well as social determinants of health) or trans rights.

Advocacy award: An individual or group who, in the past two years, has significantly advanced the cause of trans rights/equality or trans positive social/legal/health policy through either a single important action, series of actions, or throughout their career, at the local, regional, provincial or national level.

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Consideration will be given to nominees whose work has addressed the diversity of trans/non-binary populations (e.g. First Nations/Metis/Inuit Two-Spirit people, people of colour, newcomers (immigrant/refugee), francophone or other specific linguistic communities, young persons, elders, rural and remote trans/non-binary people and communities, people of
different abilities/living with disabilities, etc.)


  • Candidates must be resident in or work primarily in Canada
  • Current members of the CPATH Board are not eligible for the awards
  • Nominations must be for living candidates as the awards are not
    intended to be awarded posthumously


Award presentations will take place at the biennial CPATH Conference. At present, CPATH is unable to contribute to candidate/award winners’ travel and accommodation expenses to attend the presentation unless they otherwise qualify for travel or accommodation bursaries.

Nomination Procedure

  • Nominations shall be in a letter format stating reasons for the
    candidate’s nomination;
  • The nominee’s written consent, and curriculum vitae or personal
    statement of experience shall be included with the nomination;
  • The full name, address, telephone and email information of both the
    nominee and the nominator shall be included with the nomination
  • Completed nominations must be submitted to CPATH via email at

Deadline for Nominations: ?September 4, 2015 at 5pm PST

Selection Process

The award is administered by the CPATH Awards Selection Committee whose membership is designated by the CPATH Board.