CORD is truly indebted to all of the individuals, patient organizations, and corporations that contribute to advancing rare disease in Canada. This year, CORD’s 6th Annual Rarity Awards will once again recognize those who have demonstrated outstanding commitment and achievements toward overcoming the challenges of rare diseases and improving people’s lives. The nomination process is open to everyone. You are invited to submit a nomination for any or all of the award categories.
The award winners will be honoured at the CORD Rare Disease Day Gala on March 21, 2018 in Ottawa.
Deadline: February 15, 2018
To submit a nomination, please go to:
Seven categories of Rarities will be honoured:
✦ Rare Disease Leadership Award: This award is presented to an individual who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in the rare disease community.
* 2016 Recipient: Barbara Sabourin (not awarded in 2017)
✦ Policy Maker Award: This award is presented to a policy maker whose dedication and commitment to rare diseases has made a difference to the rare disease community.
* 2017 Recipient: Don Bell
✦ CORD Volunteer Award: This award is presented to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to CORD and the rare disease community on a volunteer basis.
* 2017 Recipient: Cathy Evanochko
✦ Scientific Award: This award is presented to a distinguished researcher whose career represents a unique blend of scientific excellence and support of the patient community.
* 2017 Recipient: Anne Junker
✦ Patient Organization Award:
This award is presented to a CORD affiliate member group making outstanding contribution in patient support or advocacy.
* 2017 Recipient: Network of Rare Blood Disorder Organizations (NRBDO)
✦ Corporate Award: This award is presented to a leading company who is dedicated and committed to developing and providing treatments to improve the lives of those with rare diseases.
* 2017 Recipient: Sanofi Genzyme
✦ CORD Youth Leadership Award: This award is given to celebrate and recognize the contributions and achievements of young people in the rare disease community and impact in shaping the future.
* 2016 Recipient: Jonathan Pitre (not awarded in 2017)
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March 21, 2018
Delta Hotels Ottawa City Centre: 101 Lyon Street North, Ottawa
6th Annual Rare Disease Day Awards Gala Join us on Wednesday evening, March 21st, when CORD will host its annual Rare Disease Day Awards Gala. We will recognize those individuals and organizations that have made extraordinary contributions to the Canadian rare disease community over this past year. Cocktail reception at 6:00 pm followed by dinner at 7:00 pm Business or Smart Cocktail Attire Gala Ticket: $195 Patient Gala Ticket: $125 Table of 8: $1500