AWARDS & GRANTS
Each year, we acknowledge and celebrate those individuals and organizations that contribute to fulfilling our mission.
2010 Provincial and National Award recipients
Back row: Janine Roy, Kristina Wiech,
Dominique Tonetti, Sandy Vella (Canwest),Jackie Moss (Canwest), Nicholas Cartmell (Telus), Paul Rosen, Danny & Charmaine Thompson (George's Market), Len Sjoblad (Telus), Christine Karcza (MC), and Art Elliot
Front row: Sandra Rutherford, Audrey King, and Elizabeth Lounsbury
NATIONAL AND PROVINCIAL AWARDS: RECIPIENTS 2010
AWARD OF MERIT FOR BARRIER-FREE DESIGN
Awarded to an owner(s) of a building or facility that has been designed or renovated with special regard to accessibility for persons with a disability.
DOMINIQUE TONETTI, Kazabazua, Quebec
JEANNETTE SHANNON LEADERSHIP AWARD
Awarded to a present or past member of the Board of Directors who has contributed at least 15 years of significant volunteer service and contribution to March of Dimes.
AUDREY KING, Toronto, Ontario
JUDGE GEORGE FERGUSON AWARD
Awarded to an organization or individual contributing in an outstanding way to enabling equality and full participation for people with disabilities.
ART ELLIO TT, Markham, Ontario
RICK HANSEN AWARD OF EXCELLENCE
Awarded to an individual who has demonstrated the dedication and commitment exemplified by Rick Hansen, achieving international recognition in aiding people with physical disabilities.
PAUL ROSROSROSEN, Thornhill, Ontario
VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION AWARD
Awarded to an organization that made an outstanding contribution to the vocational rehabilitation and employment of adults with physical disabilities.
GEORGE’S MARKET & CELEBRATIONS, Thunder Bay, Ontario
COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP AWARD
Awarded to an organization or business for outstanding collaboration with March of Dimes Canada in support of persons with disabilities. There were three award recipients in this category for 2010:
SALVATION ARMY, NINIAGARA BRANCH, St. Catharines, Ontario
TELUS, Toronto, Ontario
CANWEST TELEVISIONISIONISION LIMITED PARTNERSRSHIP, Toronto, Ontario
JEANNETTE SHANNON POST-POLIO PROGRAM VOLUNTEER AWARD
A warded to that rare individual whose involvement in the Post-Polio Program best replicates the late Jeannette Shannon’s extraordinary legacy. There were two award recipients in this category for 2010:
SANDRA RURUTHERFORD, Thunder Bay, Ontario
PRISRISRISCILLA CONNOLLY, Windsor, Ontario
REVEREND ROY ESSEX AWARD
Awarded to a long-term volunteer who has demonstrated a high degree of commitment and made an outstanding contribution to the programs and services of March of Dimes Canada.
ELIZABETH LOUNSBURY, Markstay, Ontario
RICHARD KALL EMPLOYEE AWARD OF EXCELLENCE
Awarded to an employee who demonstrates selflessness, excellence, improves the work environment and enhances customer service.
JANINE ROY, Sudbury, Ontario
WADE HAMPTON EMPLOYMENT TRAINING BURSARY
Awarded to an Ontarian with a physical disability who serves as a role model, and requires financial assistance to pursue a profession or career goal.
KRISTINA WIECH, Bowmanville, Ontario
JONAS SALK AWARD
The Jonas Salk Award acknowledges a Canadian scientist, physician or researcher who has made a new and outstanding contribution in science or medicine to prevent, alleviate or eliminate a physical disability. The award is co-presented with sanofi pasteur and includes a personal financial tribute of $10,000 in recognition of the recipient's achievement.
2010-2011 Recipient: Dr. Robert Burrell, Canada Research Chair in Nanostructured Biomaterials, Professor of Chemical and Materials Engineering, Professor & Chair of Biomedical Engineering in the Faculties of Engineering, University of Alberta. Dr. Burrell has established a program for the development of advanced nanomaterials for biomedical applications.
MODC/CIHR BIOMEDICAL AND REHABILITATION RESEARCH AWARD
The MODC/CIHR Biomedical and Rehabilitation Research Award (Paul Martin Sr. Fellowship) supports a new or significant contribution to science or medicine in the alleviation or prevention of a disabling condition. The fellowship consists of an annual stipend of $38,000, plus a $3,500 research allowance per annum, for the maximum three-year period of support. It is funded by the Rt. Hon. Paul Martin Sr. Biomedical and Rehabilitation Research Fund in partnership with the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.
2011 Recipient: Dr. Guillaume Desroches, author of "Sitting Pivot Transfers in Individuals with a Spinal Cord Injury: Minimizing Upper Extremity Risk Exposure and Maximizing Performance." Dr. Desroches is a post-doctoral fellow at the Centre de recherché interdisciplinaire en réadaptation du Montréal métropolitain (CRIR).