CAFCN Awards | General Information

Who is eligible for an award?

  • Must be a CAFCN member in good standing.
  • Must hold a valid nursing license with their Regulatory Body in good standing.
  • First time conference attendee (Legacy Award only)
  • Self-nomination not permitted.
  • All nominees are encouraged to attend the conference.

Who is not eligible for an award?

  • Nominee cannot be a current member of the CAFCN Board of Directors.

Who can nominate?

  • Each nomination must include a minimum of two (2), and not more than four (4) references to support the nomination. References may include, for example, a foot care nurse colleague, employer, professional colleague, a community, or public person.

Who is not eligible to nominate?

  • Nominator cannot be a current member of the CAFCN Awards Committee (can be a reference to support the nomination).

How to nominate:

  • Complete the Award Nomination Form

General Information

  • Application deadline February 28.
  • A short list of three (3) finalists to be determined by March 15, the recipient to be announced at the AGM
  • All nominees are encouraged to attend the annual conference.
  • Recipient of the Legacy Award shall be a first-time conference attendee.
  • The nominator must agree for the nomination to be shared publicly should the nominee be selected as a recipient for the award.
  • The nomination must describe how the candidate meets the criteria (maximum of 500 words). (Need to know how many words you have typed? Use this counter online.)
  • The names on certificates will be printed exactly as they are submitted.

CAFCN Legacy Award

History of  this award

The CAFCN Nursing Foot Care Legacy Award was created in memory of Sandra Tetrault, a CAFCN BC advisor and educator who provided outstanding contributions, inspiration, and mentorship to the nursing foot care community. Sandra sadly passed away in a motor vehicle accident in July 2019. In 2020, the CAFCN Legacy Award was founded in her memory and to honor all the passionate and well-respected foot care nurses in Canada that we have lost, to carry on their legacy.

Sandra would be both honoured and delighted that a FCN is able to attend the CAFCN conference on an annual basis to further their education, professional standards, build friendships and connections within the nursing foot care family.

Purpose of the award

The purpose of this award is to provide an opportunity for nurses to participate, learn, connect, and engage in the nursing foot care community. Returning with advanced knowledge to provide excellence within their practice and the confidence and passion to share this knowledge with peers.

The recipient will receive a complimentary conference registration including 2 complimentary workshops for the current year annual conference. This award has no monetary value and is not transferable.

Eligibility

  • Nominees must be a CAFCN member in good standing.
  • Must have a current nursing license in good standing with their Regulatory Body.
  • Nominee cannot be a current member of the CAFCN Board of Directors.
  • Self-nomination not permitted.
  • Nominator cannot be a current member of the CAFCN Awards Committee.
  • Nominees are encouraged to attend the conference.

Criteria

Describe how the candidate:

  • Supports nurses striving to advance nursing foot care, knowledge and skills in their practice and community.
  • Demonstrates passionate about lifelong learning, sharing knowledge and practice techniques with peers to provide access to quality care to the community.
  • Pursues improving practice, immersed in research and higher learning.
  • Demonstrates a commitment to building nursing foot care community and connection.
  • Exceptional professional achievements, attributes, contributions, or service, as they relate to the above areas.

Examples of candidate criteria:

  • To support nurses striving to advance nursing foot care practice, knowledge and skills to their practice and community.
  • Passionate about lifelong learning, sharing knowledge and practice techniques with peers to provide access to quality care to the community.
  • Pursues improving practice, immersed in research and higher learning.
  • Demonstrates a commitment to building nursing foot care community and connection.
  • What other attributes has your nominee demonstrated to support this nomination?
  • Is there anything else about your nominee that you would like the committee to consider?

Nomination

  • A completed nomination form including a 500-word narrative summarizing above criteria.
  • Application deadline February 28.
  • A short list of three (3) to be determined by March 15, the recipient to be announced at the AGM.

Each nomination must include a minimum of two (2), and not more than four (4) references to support the nomination. References may include, for example, a foot care nurse colleague, employer, professional colleague, a community, or public person.

Online Nomination Form

CAFCN Award for Excellence in Nursing Foot Care

Purpose of the award

The purpose of this award is to provide recognition to a foot care nurse who has made a remarkable contribution to nursing foot care. To honour an individual who demonstrates exemplar and innovative leadership within the nursing foot heath community. This award will also acknowledge and celebrate the positive impact the individual has made on advancing nursing foot care practice.

The receipt will receive an engraved plaque. This award has no monetary value and is not transferable.

Eligibility

  • Nominees must be a CAFCN member in good standing.
  • Must have a current nursing license in good standing with their Regulatory Body.
  • Nominee cannot be a current member of the CAFCN Board of Directors.
  • Self-nomination not permitted.
  • Nominator cannot be a current member of the CAFCN Awards Committee.
  • Nominees are encouraged to attend the conference.

Criteria

Describe how the candidate:

  • Fosters involvement in the nursing foot care profession with peers and/or forming and engaging partnerships within the community.
  • Describe your nominee’s exceptional professional achievements and contributions or service, as they relate to nursing foot care.
  • Demonstrates excellence, creativity, and initiative in their business or profession.

Examples of candidate criteria:

  • Actively assist and provides leadership to peers to improve practice standards.
  • Provide valuable service to improve the quality of life for others in the community.
  • Outline the impact of the nominee on a local, regional, national, and/or international level.
  • What other attributes has your nominee demonstrated to support this nomination?
  • Is there anything else about your nominee that you would like the committee to consider?

Nomination

  • A completed nomination form including a narrative (500 words) summarizing above criteria.
  • Application deadline February 28.
  • A short list of three (3) to be determined by March 15, the recipient to be announced at the AGM.

Each nomination must include a minimum of two (2), and not more than four (4) references to support the nomination. References may include, for example, a foot care nurse colleague, employer, professional colleague, a community, or public person.

Online Nomination Form