Rick Hansen Award of Excellence


Rick Hansen completed his inspiring "Man in Motion" world tour in 1987, and March of Dimes was pleased to honour his remarkable achievement with the creation of the Rick Hansen Award of Excellence.

This award is presented periodically to an individual who has made outstanding contributions or who has accomplished an outstanding achievement, benefiting the cause of people with physical disabilities internationally.

Download this award’s nomination form in English / French​​

Eligibility Criteria

  • Nominee must be a Canadian citizen or Canadian resident;
  • Nominee will have demonstrated by action and deed, the dedication and commitment exemplified by Rick Hansen, and be credited with an internationally recognized accomplishment in aid of adults with physically disabilities.

Past Award Winners

2015 - Tracy Schmitt, Toronto, Ontario
2014 - Rick Mercer, Toronto, Ontario
2013 - Chantal Petitclerc, Montreal, Quebec
2012 - Adrian Anantwan, Mississauga, Ontario
2011 - David Shannon, OOnt, OC, Thunder Bay, Ontario
2010 - Paul Rosen, Thornhill, Ontario​

Contact Us

For more information, please contact:
Awards Selection Committee
c/o Executive Assistant
March of Dimes Canada
10 Overlea Blvd.
Toronto, ON  M4H 1A4
Tel: 416-425-3463
Toll-free: 1-800-263-3463
Fax: 416-425-1802
E-mail: awardscommittee@marchofdimes.ca​​​


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