The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame

The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame

The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame recognizes and celebrates Canadian heroes whose work has advanced health and inspires the pursuit of careers in the health sciences.

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The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame honours Canada’s medical heroes, aiming to thereby inspire youth to pursue careers in the health sciences. Inductees’ outstanding and pioneering contributions to health science, whether single meritorious contributions or lifetimes of accomplishment, have led to extraordinary improvements in human health. While a significant proportion of laureates are scientists, the Hall seeks to be representative of the full breadth of health leadership and excellence in research, clinical care, illness prevention, education, and health administration.  Six nominees are inducted each year.


Individuals or organizations can nominate individuals for induction.

Nominees must be either:
• Canadian citizens or
• non-citizens for whom the achievement(s) under consideration was/were largely developed while living in Canada.

Nominees may be recognized for their leadership in one or more of the following categories:
1. Building excellence in health
2. Health promotion, illness prevention, and care
3. Research, with national and international recognition for a scientific contribution

Nomination Process

A complete nomination package will consist of:

  • Nomination letter:
    • For nomination by individuals, two separate letters or one co-signed letter.
    • For nomination by an organization, one nomination letter signed on its behalf.
  • A 250-word citation clearly stating the contribution(s) justifying the nominee's induction
  • Nominee's CV
  • One-page biography providing essential details about the nominee's reputation
  • Two supporting letters (for category 3, at least one should be international)
  • Optional: additional documents (max. 6 pages) which can include articles, news items, abstracts, etc.


Nominations are to be submitted online using the CMHF Nomination form.


The final submission deadline for consideration of the 2022 induction is Monday, June 14, 2021.


Julaine Hall
Research Development Consultant, Awards & Distinctions
Telephone: 519-661-2111 (ext. 87970)