Awards

  1. 2018 Canadian Women's Heart Health Advocacy Award
  2. Travel Awards
  3. Best Poster Presentation Award
  4. Best Rapid Fire Oral Presentation Award

2018 Canadian Women's Heart Health Advocacy Award

Submission deadline: February 23, 2018 -> This opportunity is now closed. Thank you to all who have submitted.
Notification to applicants: March 9, 2018

Recognizing visionary contributions as an advocate for the heart health of women in Canada, through mobilizing others to increase awareness and take action to reduce women’s risk of heart disease or support their management of the disease.

Do you know someone who is a passionate advocate for women and heart disease? The Canadian Women’s Heart Health Centre at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute and Heart & Stroke are searching for outstanding advocates in women’s heart health to be nominated for the 2018 Canadian Women’s Heart Health Advocacy Award.  

What is Advocacy?

Advocacy represents the strategies developed, actions taken and solutions proposed to influence decision-making to create positive change for people and their environment on a particular cause. It is how we transform public attitudes into action by educating, empowering and supporting individuals and communities.

Why an Advocacy Award?

The 2018 Canadian Women’s Heart Health Advocacy Award recognizes the contributions of an individual or group working to improve the heart health of women in Canada through advocacy, awareness, and support. The award recognizes the outstanding commitment in mobilizing women and health professionals to take heart health seriously and act to reduce women’s risk of heart disease.

The award will be presented to the winning individual or group during the closing ceremonies of the Canadian Women’s Heart Health Summit on Friday April 6, 2018. The winner will receive an award of recognition plaque and a cheque for $500.

The Canadian Women’s Heart Health Award Selection Committee will evaluate nominees on the following criteria:

  • Mobilizing Communities – building knowledge and skills of the community to advocate for programs and policies.
  • Fostering Coalitions and Networks – engaging the community and other stakeholders in identifying key community issues that affect women’s heart health.
  • Promoting Community Awareness – support public awareness campaigns in the community.
  • Changing Organizational Practices – collaborating with others to advocate for the implementation of policies and procedures within organizations and groups. 

The online submission form includes the following information:

  • Describe the advocacy efforts of the nominee (refer to above criteria) – 750 word count maximum
  • Explain why you believe the nominee qualifies for this award – 750 word count maximum
  • Provide additional supporting documents to strengthen your submission (please note that only a maximum of two support letters will be accepted)

Nominations are being accepted until 5:00pm, Eastern Time, on Friday February 23, 2018. Nominees may be patients, family members, caregivers, healthcare professionals, researchers, organizations or community advocates currently working and/or living in Canada. Please note that the recipient/group representative will be invited to the award presentation on Friday, April 6, 2018 and is encouraged to attend to accept their award. Travel expenses will be covered by the Summit

 

 

Submission deadline: February 2, 2018 -> This opportunity is now closed. Thank you to all who have submitted.
Notification to applicants: February 23, 2018

The Canadian Women’s Heart Health Summit Planning Committee is pleased to offer travel award opportunities for trainees, women with lived experience and Indigenous peoples to attend the upcoming 2018 Canadian Women’s Heart Health Summit taking place April 5-6, 2018 at the Westin Hotel in downtown Ottawa, Ontario.

Please note: only trainees (researchers and clinicians), women with lived experience, and Indigenous peoples are eligible. Preference will be given to Indigenous peoples if applicable. 

Funding of eligible expenses up to $1,500 for provinces and up to $2,000 for territories will be provided with at least one representative from each geographic region to be selected based on the quality of the submissions. Once awarded, funding will be allocated after original receipts and proof of attendance are received. Applications must be submitted by February 2, 2017.  Update: deadline extended to February 9.

 

Thank you to our Travel Grant Sponsor

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The 2018 Canadian Women’s Heart Health Summit will include an award for best poster. The person judged as preparing and delivering the best poster will receive an award of recognition and a cheque for $250. Posters displayed at the Summit will be judged by the 2018 Canadian Women’s Heart Health Summit review committee on April 5, 2018 with the best poster selected based on the following criteria:

  • Originality
  • Design and methodology
  • Supporting data
  • Quality of presentation
     

The 2018 Canadian Women’s Heart Health Summit will include an award for Best Rapid Fire Oral Presentation. The person judged as preparing and delivering the best rapid fire oral presentation will receive an award of recognition and a cheque for $250. Rapid fire oral presentations will be judged by the 2018 Canadian Women’s Heart Health Summit review committee, based on the following criteria:

  • Originality
  • Design and methodology
  • Supporting data
  • Quality of presentation
  • Presenter stays within allotted time

The recipients will receive their award during the conference’s closing remarks on Friday, April 6, 2018.