The PHE Canada National Awards are open for nominations! If you know someone who deserves to be recognized for their incredible work, passion, and contribution, consider nominating them for a national award. To ensure inclusion, it is no longer necessary for nominators and/or candidates to be members of PHE Canada or an affiliated to a provincial or territorial organization.
Nominations from underrepresented groups are encouraged. Nominations for distinguished leaders for the following awards are open:
R. Tait McKenzie Award of Honour
This award is PHE Canada’s most prestigious award and is named after the distinguished Canadian physician, sculptor and physical educator, Dr. R. Tait McKenzie. The award epitomizes Dr. Tait McKenzie’s professional ideals, his service to humanity, and his dedication to the advancement of knowledge and understanding of physical and health education, recreation and dance.
North American Society Award
Established in 1999, the North American Society (NAS) Award recognizes outstanding professionals within the allied professions of physical and health education, recreation, and sport in North America. The award recipient shall be a person who has been active within the recognized allied disciplines of PHE Canada and maintains residence in Canada.
National Award for Teaching Excellence in Physical Education
The PHE Canada National Award for Teaching Excellence in Physical Education honours Canadian teachers who provide outstanding teaching performance at the elementary, middle, or secondary levels, who have an exceptional ability to motivate students to participate in a lifetime of physical activity, and who further Physical Education in Canada.
National Award for Teaching Excellence in Health Education
The PHE Canada National Award for Teaching Excellence in Health Education honours Canadian teachers for their work in furthering health education in Canada and who provide outstanding teaching at the elementary, middle or secondary levels, and who have an exceptional ability to motivate students to participate in a healthy, active lifestyle.
Health Promoting School Champion Award
The PHE Canada Health Promoting Schools Champion Award recognizes an individual, group, or organization for their exemplary contribution to the development, promotion, and/or implementation of Healthy School Communities.
The nomination deadline is January 14, 2022. For more information and to nominate a leader, visit https://phecanada.ca/inspire.