The Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors takes pride in recognizing its members and public health partners. The Ontario Branch, along with the CIPHI National Branch and Environmental Health Foundation of Canada offer several awards and bursaries.
Every year, the Ontario Branch of the Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors acknowledges individuals, groups or agencies for their accomplishments and significant contributions to the field of public health, the profession of public health inspection and/or the institute. Awards and Bursaries are presented at the Awards Luncheon held during the Annual Educational Conference.
A detailed list of Ontario Branch awards and bursaries along with eligibility requirements and nomination/application forms can be found below.
CIPHI National Educational Conference Bursary
This bursary is awarded to a CIPHI Ontario Branch member who has made a significant contribution to the branch and or institute; and is to be used to attend the annual CIPHI National Educational Conference. Two bursaries of $ 750.00 will be provided annually.
Award of Excellence for the Dissemination of Public Health Information
This award recognizes contribution of a CIPHI Ontario Branch public health professional for the dissemination of public health information in the province of Ontario and abroad. Eligible individuals must make or have made a significant contribution to the profession of environmental or public health through professional achievement or milestone event (e.g. work in a master’s program, significant to a public health unit impacting the greater community). This award can be given to an individual, group or organization.
Award of Merit for Outstanding Achievement in Public Health in Ontario
The Award of Merit is given to a CIPHI Ontario Branch public health professional for his or her outstanding achievement in the field of public health. Achievement in the following areas will be considered:
- Environmental Health Protection and Promotion
- Infection, Prevention and Control
- Quality Client Service
- Career Achievement
- Valuing People, Leadership
- Professional Achievement and/or lifetime achievement
CIPHI Ontario Branch Student Conference Bursary
This bursary is open to a student studying environmental public health within the Province of Ontario. Funding from this bursary will be used to support attendance at the CIPHI Ontario Branch Annual Educational Conference. One bursary of $500 will be provided annually.
Dave Patterson Memorial Board of Certification Bursary
Dave Patterson, duly named the “Unsung Hero of Walkerton,” was the public health inspector responsible for sounding the alarm bells about tainted water in the town of Walkerton, Ontario. Mr. Patterson worked for Grey Bruce public health for 30 years. This bursary, so named after this dedicated public health professional, is awarded to a deserving student who has applied to the Board of Certification to sit their certification exam. One bursary is provided annually to cover the cost of the certification examination.
James Powell Award
This award is given to a Ryerson University Student enrolled in the Public Health program possessing the highest GPA within their graduating class. CIPHI Ontario Branch provides the award during Ryerson’s SOPHe’s awards ceremony in November each year.
Membership achievements of 25 and 50 years with an organization are an important milestone to celebrate. Recognition of these individuals occurs every year at the Awards Luncheon and President’s Banquet held during the Annual Educational Conference. Individuals reaching the above milestones express not only their support the profession of public health inspection, but also their dedication to the Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors.