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2021 Call for Nominations Now Open

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Do you know someone who has made a significant contribution to the field of Complementary & Alternative Medicine in Canada?

The Call for Nominations is now open for the 2021 Dr. Rogers Prize. The public at large is encouraged to nominate worthy and qualified candidates, including advocates, researchers, practitioners, and instructors in the field. All nomination materials, including letters of support, must be received prior to the nomination deadline of 5:00 PM (PST) Monday, May 31, 2021.

Download the Nomination Guidelines – Start the Nominations Package 

About the Prize

The Dr. Rogers Prize is a $250,000 prize awarded every two years to individuals of foresight and imagination whose work has advanced the field of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) in Canada. Open to individuals whose complementary, alternative or integrative medicine activities are carried out in Canada, Dr. Rogers Prize recipients embody the vision, leadership and integrity as that of Dr. Roger Hayward Rogers for whom the award is named.  A Canadian physician and pioneer in the field of CAM, Dr. Rogers was among the first to provide non-traditional therapies for cancer patients. He was appointed to the Order of British Columbia in 2001 in recognition of his groundbreaking care.

Learn more about the Dr. Rogers Prize


Making a significant contribution to the field of Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Canada, the candidate for this award is an individual who:

  • Demonstrates a commitment to the field of complementary and alternative medicine
  • Displays vision, leadership and integrity throughout their activities
  • Collaborates across disciplines and healing philosophies
  • Acts as a catalyst in advancing the field of complementary and alternative medicine
  • Demonstrates a positive influence among their colleagues and those they serve


  • This national competition is open to individual nominees whose complementary or alternative medicine activities have been carried out within Canada
  • The body of work to be considered for the Dr. Rogers Prize has been conducted in Canada
  • The Winner must attend the Dr. Rogers Prize Award Gala in Vancouver, BC in the fall of 2021*
  • The nominee will be an individual (rather than a group)
  • The nominee does not need to be a Canadian citizen
  • Candidates for the award must be living
  • Members and Directors of the Lotte and John Hecht Memorial Foundation are not eligible

*Due to the COViD-19 pandemic, the 2021 Award Gala could be delayed; however, the award announcement is expected to follow the usual timeline. The recipient would be expected to take part in the award announcement in the fall of 2021, as well as attend a celebratory dinner which could be rescheduled to a later date.


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