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Awards, Grants and Bursaries

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.

Review the overall award, bursary, grant criteria before submitting an application. 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. 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.
  2. be licensed to practice nursing in Canada.
  3. complete the application/nomination via the online award, bursary and grant submission system.
  4. provide signed applications and/or nomination letters (physical or electronic signatures accepted).
  5. provide contact information for applicants, nominees and those providing character references, chapter and/or national involvement, to verify authenticity, if required.

Thank you to our sponsors – we value your support!

Submission DeadlineJune 1 by 2359 hrs. EST**Exception:  Certification Bursaries, CNA/MIP Inc Award

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
Renewal:
$1,000 annually​

Deadline for submission:
Initial Certification: Spring – March 15
Fall – September 15
Renewal by CL Hours:  November 1​5
Review the Overall Criteria noted above.

Criteria

Initial Certification: Online Submission 

Renewal Certification: Online Submission
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

Criteria

Online Submission

Not a current member? JOINUS before September 30, 2020 to be eligible to apply
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
Education Bursary

Paula Price Memorial Bursary

Sponsored by CACCN
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

Education Bursary

Graduate Bursary


Sponsored by CACCN
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
Life Member Award

Sponsored by CACCN
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.

Award:  View Criteria
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
** EST = Eastern Standard Time
Questions: contact National Office at caccn@caccn.ca or 866-477-9077 / 519-207-7007

Previous Award Recipients and Certification Listings

Acknowledging CACCN members who received awards and those who certified/renewed in our critical care specialty certification. For information about Certification.

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

Receiving The DAISY Award® entitles Honorees to numerous benefits in addition to their recognition as extraordinary compassionate nurses. DAISY Honorees are eligible to apply for a scholarship to a conference (in person or virtually) of their choice to support their professional advancement. 10 DAISY Nurses (regardless of the year they received the DAISY Award) will be selected, based on applications submitted. Each will receive up to $2,000 as a conference scholarship. Our long-time industry partner, Cherokee Medical Uniforms, has generously funded conference scholarships for DAISY Honorees since 2017. For more detailed information, including how to apply: https://www.daisyfoundation.org/conference-scholarship Deadline: November 30, 2020