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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.




  • 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

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.)

Deadline for Nominations: July 1, 2019 at 5pm PST




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

Selection Process

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