HPCO honours individuals and organizations that provide or support excellent hospice palliative care in Ontario. Awards and Scholarships are presented annually at HPCO’s Conference.
The Joan Lesmond Scholarship
HPCO awards the Joan Lesmond Scholarship to a community nurse or social worker in Ontario, working in the field of palliative care, who demonstrates a commitment to life-long learning and mentorship. The scholarship, named in loving memory of our friend, colleague and former board member Joan Lesmond includes a full registration to HPCO’s annual conference with accommodations, as well as transportation costs and a cash award.
To nominate visit: www.research.net/r/Joanlesmond
The Frances Montgomery Personal Support Worker Hospice Palliative Care Scholarship
This scholarship award is given annually to a Personal Support Worker nominated for excellence in hospice palliative care. The award celebrates Frances Montgomery and her commitment to caring for the dying within her family and extended community. This award acknowledges the invaluable contribution of Personal Support Workers in providing excellent care for the dying, support for families and loved ones, and those who help move the quality hospice palliative care forward in Ontario.
To nominate, visit: www.research.net/r/francesmontgomery
The Dr. S. Lawrence Librach Award for Palliative Medicine in the Community
This award honours Dr. Larry Librach who began his medical career in 1970, and became an early presence in the field of palliative care in 1978 and was instrumental in shaping the Canadian approach to palliative care and palliative medicine. Throughout his 35 years in palliative care, Dr. Librach was a teacher and mentor, an encouraging and enthusiastic colleague and friend who embraced every opportunity to give of himself, and who consistently inspired others to do the same. The award is a $2,500 cash award bestowed annually to a physician who demonstrates excellence and leadership in palliative care and advances palliative care in their communities through mentorship of family physicians.
To nominate, visit: www.research.net/r/librachaward