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Awards Eligibility and Rules

Vision Champion Award

Eligibility

Nominees must be:

  • Canadian;
  • members of the public who have performed a significant public service for the visual welfare of others; OR
  • politicians who have promoted legislation or regulation in either federal, provincial or municipal jurisdictions that promotes better eye care and vision health for Canadians; OR
  • educational institutions, organizations and social and community groups who promote eye health, education and safety; OR
  • research programs that focus on public eye health, education and eye safety.

Rules

All nominations for the Vision Champion Award must meet the following requirements:

  • Nominations must be submitted online.
  • Nominations must be accompanied by a statement (not more than 750 words) that provides highlights of the nominee’s contributions, to eye health and vision care in Canada, with specific emphasis on unique activities and contributions that support the public’s visual welfare.  
  • Include a copy of the nominee’s resume (where the nominee is an individual)
  • Include a current head and shoulders photograph (where the nominee is an individual)
  • Nominations must be submitted by March 31, 2018.

* Failure to meet the requirements will disqualify the nomination from moving through the process.

 

Honorary Membership

Eligibility 

  • Nominees need not have practiced Optometry nor hold a degree in Optometry.
  • Nominee must be Canadian.
  • Period of service for which the nominee is being considered has no defined time limits.

Rules

All nominations for the Honourary Award must meet the following requirements: 

  • Nominations may only be submitted by a member in good standing of the Canadian Association of Optometrists.
  • Nominations must be submitted online.
  • Nominations must be accompanied by a statement (not more than 500 words) that provides highlights of the nominee’s contributions.
  • Nominations must include a copy of the nominee’s resume.
  • Nominations must include a current head and shoulders photograph.
  • Nominations must be submitted by March 4, 2019.

 

President’s Award

Eligiblity

Nominee must be:

  • Canadian
  • Have a degree that allows him/her to practice Optometry in at least one jurisdiction in Canada;
  • have practised Optometry in Canada for at least  five of the previous ten years or has instructed in Optometry for at least five of the previous ten years; 
  • is a member in good standing of at least one corporate member of CAO or has been an individually paid-up-member in good standing for at least five of the previous ten years; 

Rules

All nominations for the President’s Award must meet the following requirements: 

  • Nominations may only be submitted by a member in good standing of the Canadian Association of Optometrists.
  • Nominations must be submitted online.
  • Nominations must be accompanied by a statement (not more than 500 words) that provides highlights of the nominee’s contributions.
  • Nominations must include a current head and shoulders photograph.
  • Nominations must be submitted by March 4, 2019.