Balfour Mount Champion Award

Balfour Mount

Note: The Balfour Mount Champion Award is an amalgamation of the former Balfour Mount Leadership Award and the CHPCA Champion Award. The amalgamation was recommended by the CHPCA Awards Committee and approved by the Board of Directors on April 25, 2009.

Award Purpose:

  • In celebration and recognition of contributions from Canadian individuals, companies and/or organizations who through their actions advance the mission and mandate of the CHPCA;
  • To publicly communicate and highlight the work and efforts of these individuals, companies and/or organizations.

Award Spirit:           

  • National Champion
  • Committed to Excellence
  • Knowledgeable
  • A Dedicated Leader
  • Public Awareness

Eligibility Checklist

The nominated individual, company or organization has fulfilled the following criteria:

  • Advances hospice palliative and end-of-life care, awareness and advocacy in Canada;
  • Operates either internally or externally from the traditional hospice palliative care field;
  • Has championed the cause broadly at a National level;
  • Is a Canadian citizen or a company or organization that operates primarily in Canada;
  • Has made a difference in the quality of life of Canadian individuals and families facing life threatening illness and bereavement.


  • Recipients of the CHPCA Champion Award are selected by the CHPCA Board of Directors.  Nominations from the general public are not accepted.
  • The Awards Committee oversees the call for nominations and selection process.
  • The recipient of the Champion Award must meet all of the selection criteria as determined by the CHPCA Board of Directors.  It is possible that the award may not be granted in every year.  The award will be given to only one individual, and/or one company/organization in a given year.

Past Award Recipients

2017 Maryse Bouvette
2015 Dr. Ina Cummings
2013 Dr. Larry Librach
2012 Dr. Michael Downing
2011 Dr Neil MacDonald
2010 Quality End-of-Life Care Coalition of Canada (QELCCC)