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CACCN Overall Award Criteria

Questions or comments – please contact CACCN – caccn@caccn.ca

Members and/or Nominees for Awards, Bursaries and Grants offered by the Canadian Association of Critical Care Nurses and those provided by our sponsors, are required to meet the following criteria for consideration.

Nominees and applicants must:

  1. be a current/active member of the Canadian Association of Critical Care Nurses (CACCN) for a minimum of one (1) year prior to the application/nomination for all awards, bursaries, grants.
  2. Exceptions to the membership criteria are:
    • Brenda Morgan Leadership Excellence Award – member, for a minimum of five (5) consecutive years and;
    • Life Member Award – member, for a minimum of ten (10) consecutive years.
  3. be licensed to practice nursing in Canada.
  4. complete the application/nomination via the online award, bursary and grant submission system.
  5. provide signed applications and/or nomination letters (physical or electronic signatures accepted), where required.
  6. provide contact information for applicants, nominees and those providing character references, chapter and/or national involvement, to verify authenticity, where required.

Review the overall award, bursary, grant criteria before submitting an application.

Thank you to our sponsors – we value your support!

Submission DeadlineDeadline June 1 @ 2359 hrs ETCriteria, Application Links

BBraun Sharing Expertise Award
Sponsored by
BBraun Medical of Canada Ltd
Presented to an individual who exhibits stellar leadership and mentoring abilities in critical care. 

Award:  Dynamics Conference Tuition, Travel Bursary, Hotel Bursary to a maximum of $1700CDN
Review the Overall Criteria noted above.

Criteria

Online Submission

Spacelabs Innovative Project Awards
Sponsored by
Spacelabs Healthcare
Presented to a critical care nurse or group of critical care nurses who develop a project that will enhance their professional development.

Awards:
1st Place $1000;
2nd Place $500 OR Two Awards: $750
Review the Overall Criteria noted above.

Criteria

Online Submission
Brenda Morgan Leadership Excellence Award
Sponsored by CACCN
Presented to a critical care nurse who, on a consistent basis demonstrates outstanding performance in leadership in critical care.
Award: Trophy and $1000
Review the Overall Criteria noted above.

Criteria

Online Submission
Canadian Intensive Care Week “Spotlight” Challenge Award
Sponsored by CACCN
Presented to a group of critical care nurses who develop an activity and/or event to profile their local Critical Care Team during Canadian Intensive Care Week held annually in October.

Bursary: $500
Review the Overall Criteria noted above.

Criteria

Online Submission
Certification Bursary
Sponsored by CACCN
Provided annually to assist critical care nurses who successfully certify or renew their certification in our specialty – CNCC(C) and CNCCP(C).

Initial: $1,000 annually
1 eligible member Spring writing
1 eligible member Fall writing

Renewal: $1,000 annually​
4 eligible members




Criteria

Review the Overall Criteria noted above.

NO application is necessary. The bursary is completed by blind draw of CACCN members who meet the overall award criteria and who are listed on the Canadian Nurses Association Certification New/Renew listing. You must provide consent to the CNA to release your name and contact information to CACCN.
CACCN, CNA, MIP Inc Certification Award
Sponsored by MIP Inc; administered by CNA
Provided for 2020/2021 to assist a critical care nurse to certify or renew their certification in our specialty – CNCC(C) and CNCCP(C).

Award Maximum: $750​

Deadline for submission:
September 30, 2021
To apply, applicant must have been a member of the CACCN prior to September 30, 2020.

Criteria

Online Submission


Chasing Excellence Award
Sponsored by CACCN
Presented to a critical care nurse who consistently demonstrates excellence in critical care nursing practice.

Award: $ 1000
Review the Overall Criteria noted above.

Criteria

Online Submission
Paula Price Memorial Bursary
Sponsored by CACCN

Education Bursary
Presented to assist critical care nurses to pursue baccalaureate studies or a critical care certificate program (not CNA Certification), directly related to the practice, administration, teaching and/or research of critical care nursing.

Bursary: ​$1000 
Review the Overall Criteria noted above.

Criteria

Sample Application

Merit Points application Word PDF

Online Submission

All required information must be submitted at the time of application.

Graduate Bursary
Sponsored by CACCN

Education Bursary
Presented to assist critical care nurses to pursue Master’s or Doctoral education with a focus on critical care nursing​.

Bursary: $1000 
Review the Overall Criteria noted above.

Criteria

Sample Application

Merit Points application  Word PDF

Online Submission

All required information must be submitted at the time of application.
Life Member Award
Sponsored by CACCN
The conferral of Life Membership represents the highest form of recognition by one’s peers.

Life Member status is conferred on individuals who have demonstrated sustained support and exceptional contributions to the Association, as well as the advancement of the art and science of critical care nursing through practice, education, research leadership and advocacy for the specialty.
Criteria

Online Nomination

This award is conferred by the Board of Directors.

CACCN Members may recommend members who meet the criteria for the award by submitting the nominee’s name and a brief statement on their eligibility for the award through the online format.
Research Grant
Sponsored by CACCN
Awarded to a critical care nurse who is the investigator of a research study that is relevant to the practice of critical care nursing.

Grant:  $2500 
Review the Overall Criteria noted above.

Grant Criteria

Research Grant Estimated Budget Form
(must be completed and uploaded to the online application)

Online Submission
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Questions: contact National Office at caccn@caccn.ca or 866-477-9077 / 519-207-7007

Previous Award Recipients and Certification Listings

Daisy Foundation

DAISY is an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune System. The DAISY Foundation was formed in November, 1999, by the family of J. Patrick Barnes who died at age 33 of complications of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP). During his hospitalization, Pat’s family was truly touched by his nurses’ care – not only the impressive clinical skill but especially the compassion and kindness they showed Pat and his family. So when he died, his family felt compelled to express their profound gratitude to nurses for the work they do for patients and their families every day. Today, The DAISY Award honors extraordinary nursing care in nearly 1,800 healthcare facilities in fourteen countries, including Canada.  Over 40,000 nurses have been honored, to date, and over 140,000 nurses nominated for The DAISY Award.  Why Meaningful Recognition is so important:  More Information