This award is presented annually to a CAMSS member who best exemplifies the spirit behind our mission statement: Advocating for physicians, caring for patients.

Please complete the nomination form here and submit to by midnight on September 29,2017. 


2016 Winner - Dr. Bonnie Larson

Dr. Davinder Sidhu presenting the award to Dr. Bonnie Larson at the CAMSS 2016 AGM

Dr. Davinder Sidhu presenting the award to
Dr. Bonnie Larson at the CAMSS 2016 AGM

Nomination from Dr. Alan Chu: “Dr. Bonnie Larson is a tireless advocate who I believe embodies the mission statement “Advocating for Physicians, Caring for Patients."  She is truly a phenomenon, bringing physicians of different specialties together, along with non-physician leaders in related sectors, to create ever-growing communities of practice -- all to better serve highly vulnerable patients in our city. Dr. Larson is an inner-city physician and a key player in Calgary's ability to address poverty and health. She founded the Street CCRED (Community-driven, Clinical care, Capacity-building, Research, Education, and Development) Collaborative which partners key organizations in health and housing to provide medical support for highly vulnerable and medically complex patient populations. She is a key contributor to the upcoming Calgary Recovery Services Task Force which drives our city's approach to homelessness. She has helped materialise a palliative care outreach program and an inpatient safe needle program. She works with a community paramedic program to appropriately manage complex patients on the street and in shelters. Her advocacy spans students and residents as Program Director for the Family Medicine Global Health program, a leader in the "global is local" movement. Most importantly, her advocacy reaches every patient she encounters; as an anthropologist, she truly understands her patients and can see ways forward!”


history of the award & previous winners