ORNAC is pleased to present information on awards sponsored by our Health Care Industry Partners. These awards are presented for contributions as outlined below. Each has a specific focus. We invite you to review the awards information and, where appropriate, nominate a colleague who meets the criteria. We thank our Industry Partners for their continued support of ORNAC and these awards. 

All nominations are open until January 31, 2023.

3M CANADIAN INFECTION PREVENTION CHAMPION AWARD (May 2021- this award is currently under review by 3M)

The 3M Canadian Infection Prevention Champion Award is presented at the ORNAC National Conference when there is an appropriate nominee to a registered nurse who is recognized by their peers as having made significant contributions or accomplishments that improvise the lives of surgical patients through awareness of and prevention / reduction of infection.

Nomination Guidelines and Forms

 J & J -DRAKE THOMPSON WRITING AWARD  (from articles submitted to the ORNAC Journal)

The Drake Thompson Writing Award was initiated in 1983 and is sponsored by Johnson & Johnson Medical Products. This an annual Award which is presented to the author(s) of the best original article published in the ORNAC Journal / Revue de L’AIISOC. It is designed to recognize Canadian perioperative nurse authors who are Members or Associate members of ORNAC who contribute to the education and knowledge of their colleagues through the publication of informative and relevant articles

Information on this award, click here


The RMAC Patient Safety Award was established on the initiative of Ron MacLeod, RN, President & CEO of RMAC Surgical Inc. to recognize perioperative nursing leaders who are innovators in patient safety. The Award is presented at each ORNAC National Conference when there is an appropriate nominee to the perioperative registered nurse who has developed and/or described relevant, practical patient safety strategies.

Nomination Guidelines, click here 

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