The Council Award

Honouring Outstanding Ontario Physicians

Council award brochureThe Council Award is presented at each meeting of Council to honour outstanding Ontario physicians who have demonstrated excellence and come closest to meeting society's vision of an "ideal physician." 

The criteria for selecting a physician for the Council Award is based on the eight “physician roles” identified by Educating Future Physicians of Ontario. The eight point selection criteria are outlined in the award brochure.

Through the award, the College honours Ontario physicians whose performance in each of these roles is outstanding, recognizing that individual physicians will demonstrate more extensive expertise in some roles than in others.  Four awards are presented each year, one in each of the following categories: Academic Specialty, Community Specialty, Academic Family Practice and Community Family Practice.

Anyone may nominate a physician for the Council Award. If you know of a physician who meets the selection criteria, please nominate him or her.

For further information, please contact Tracey Sobers at 416-967-2600 or 1-800-268-7096, extension 402.

Read about our most recent 2016 award recipient and view the full list of winners since 1991.

Nominations for the 2017 award are now closed.