The Dr. Andy Anderson Young Professional Award is a yearly award presented to one professional per provincial association that best epitomizes exemplary work on behalf of the physical and health education profession. Selection of the award recipient is made by the provincial association.

All recipients will receive a plaque with the Joy of Effort. Award presentations usually take place during provincial conferences.


  • The candidate must be a member of PHE Canada or a Liaison Group, and be 35 years of age or less, although some exceptions can be made for individuals who started late-entry careers;
  • The individual must not be a previous recipient of this award.

Application: Each provincial association is responsible for soliciting nominations and selecting recipients. To be considered in your province or territory, contact your provincial association. If you have any questions, please contact [email protected].


At the January 2008 Board of Directors meeting, a motion was passed to rename the PHE Canada Young Professional Award the Dr. Andy Anderson Young Professional Award.

Andy was an incredible leader and had an enormous impact on the field of health and physical education. Throughout his career, he nurtured many leaders who continue to serve as champions and carry on his legacy in our profession today. The Dr. Andy Anderson Young Professional Award will help to further recognize his significant contribution to the field.