Achievement Awards

CANO/ACIO Achievement Awards

Lifetime Achievement Award
Rising Star Award
Distinction Award
CONJ Editor's Award of Excellence


Differentiating the Lifetime Achievement Award, the Rising Star Award, and the Distinction Award


Lifetime Achievement Award

Nominations Closed

The CANO/ACIO Board of Directors introduced the lifetime achievement award as a way of acknowledging the outstanding achievements of Canadian oncology nurses. The purpose of the award is to recognize the contributions of a CANO/ACIO nurse to the development of oncology nursing in Canada; a lasting contribution, a lasting legacy of impact. The award is provided to a CANO/ACIO nurse who has made significant outstanding contributions to CANO/ACIO, to oncology nursing and/or to cancer care in Canada during his/her professional career.

"Oncology nursing in Canada today would not be what it is without the contributions of the individuals who are nominees and recipients of the lifetime achievement award."
Greta Cummings, 2007

Eligibility Criteria

The recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award will be an oncology nurse who has made and had national and/or international contributions and influence, and who has been previously recognized nationally and/or internationally.

The recipient will be a registered nurse who is or has been a member of CANO/ACIO. Members and/or chairs of CANO/ACIO committees or working groups are eligible to be nominated for this award.

Current CANO/ACIO Board members are not eligible to be nominated for the CANO/ACIO Lifetime Achievement Award.

Award Criteria

The nominee:

  • Has made a sustained national and/or international contribution to oncology nursing during his/her professional career.
  • Serves as an inspiration in the oncology community at a national level, through leadership, practice, teaching, research, publication, and/or public speaking.
  • Actively communicates the purpose, principles, values, and the impact of the oncology nursing profession to the global community.
  • Has garnered national and/or international recognition for his/her contributions.
  • Has been a leader and whose achievements will be a source of historic pride for future generations of oncology nurses and CANO/ACIO.

Rising Star Award

Nominations Closed

The Rising Star Award is presented to a novice oncology nurse who has less than three years of oncology nursing experience and in this short time frame has made local, regional, or national contributions to the profession of oncology nursing.

Eligibility Criteria

The recipient of this award will be a registered nurse who is or has been a member of the CANO/ACIO. Members and/or chairs of CANO/ACIO committees or working groups are eligible to be nominated for this award.

Current CANO/ACIO Board members are not eligible to be nominated for this award.

Award Criteria

The novice oncology nurse has demonstrated some or all of the following attributes/skills:

  • Possesses a strong evidence-based oncology nursing knowledge base and practical skill set
  • Demonstrates special attributes that indicate he/she will be a future leader
  • Demonstrates knowledge of current issues affecting oncology nursing
  • Works collaboratively with interdisciplinary patient care teams
  • Participates in professional nursing organizations outside of the workplace
  • Proactively seeks and/or creates opportunities to make a difference in patient care or to affect change

Distinction Award

Nominations Closed

This award will recognize an outstanding oncology nurse whose contributions to cancer nursing practice, education, leadership and/or research has furthered the vision, mission and values of CANO/ACIO. 

Eligibility Criteria

The recipient of this award will be a registered nurse who is or has been a member of CANO/ACIO. Members and/or chairs of committees or working groups are eligible to be nominated for this award.

Current CANO/ACIO Board members are not eligible to be nominated for the CANO/ACIO Distinction Award.

Award Criteria

Over his/her career, the successful candidate has made a significant, innovative, and sustained contribution provincially or nationally in two or more of the following areas:

  • Supports the generation, implementation, and/or evaluation of innovative nursing practice that leads to improved patient and/or positive nurse outcomes
  • Develops, implements, and evaluates programs of care delivery that have impacted patients and families at a population level
  • Develops educational programs for nurses and/or members of the inter-professional cancer care team that promote evidence-informed practice to improve health outcomes for people at risk for/living with cancer
  • Develops educational programs for patients/families that promote enhanced well-being and health outcomes
  • Distinguished researcher who has contributed to the scientific foundation of oncology nursing practice and/or patient care with dissemination of findings provincially or nationally
  • Formal or informal mentor to oncology nurses across practice, education, leadership, or research settings and roles
  • Provides leadership to shape policy that affects nursing practice and patient outcomes

CONJ Editor’s Award of Excellence

The CONJ Editor’s Award of Excellence was established in 2014 and developed in the spirit of Heather Porter, who devoted 25 years to CANO/ACIO and was previously the Editor of the CONJ. It is an annual award supported by the Board of Directors of the Canadian Association of Nurses in Oncology/Association canadienne des infirmières en oncologie to recognize oncology nurses who publish their work in the CONJ journal.

Award Criteria

  • Authors must be CANO/ACIO members
  • Authors can be first time submitters or repeat submitters of manuscripts to the CONJ
  • To be eligible for consideration the article must support or enhance the use of evidence to inform oncology nursing practice. Articles do not have to be original research to be considered
  • For articles with more than one author, the first author must meet the award criteria. Only the first author will be eligible for the Editor’s Award of Excellence

The award is open to all eligible authors that submit to the CONJ during the calendar year (Summer, Fall, Winter and Spring Volumes).

 

Last Updated: July 16, 2018

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