CPPD Clinician Educator Award



The Canadian Paediatric Program Director (CPPD) group is made up of all the Program Directors and Assistant/Associate Program Directors from the 18 Paediatric Training Programs across Canada.  In an effort to acknowledge excellence in work with paediatric trainees, the CPPD Clinician Educator Award was created.

Purpose of the Award

The purpose of this award is to recognize paediatric faculty in either community or university settings who have demonstrated a sustained contribution to resident education.  These contributions would include, but are not limited to:  significant involvement with curriculum development, sustained mentorship of postgraduate trainees, educational scholarship that directly benefits residents, supervision of residents in research, educational innovation which directly benefits residents, and significant commitment to assessment/evaluation processes.

Selection Committee

The selection committee will be made up of membership from CPPD.  This will include the current chair of the committee and a minimum of three other members, including representation in both official languages.  If any member has a conflict of interest for a particular application in a given year, they will step down from the committee for that year only and may resume the following year.  


The award will take the form of an engraved plaque with recognition at the home institution and at the annual Canadian Paediatric Society (CPS) meeting if appropriate.  A letter of recognition will be sent to the recipient’s Chair and Post-Graduate Dean.

Process and Timeline

Nominations must come from a member of the CPPD.  The package should include letters from the CPPD member, a resident familiar with the faculty, and one other faculty member familiar with the candidate and his/her accomplishments.  The complete nomination package must include a cover letter indicating the rationale for nomination, an up-to-date CV, and three letters of reference as above.

Nominations are due March 31 of each year.

Submissions and questions may be directed to us at awards@cppd.ca.

A downloadable file with this information may be found here.