Awards

AHC is pleased to call for nominations for two awards to be presented at a reception during Forum 2022 in Ottawa in September. 

Carl Block Award - The Carl Block Award was presented by the Canadian Animal Health Coalition from 2003 - 2018, and will be continued by Animal Health Canada in 2022. This award was named in honour of Carl Block, a cattleman whose tireless dedication to Canadian agriculture and commitment to animal health will long be remembered. He was the first chair of the Canadian Cattle Identification Agency-the agency responsible for administering the national cattle identification program. He was also a Director of the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association, the inaugural chairman of the Canadian Animal Health Coalition and a former President of the Saskatchewan Stock Growers Association.

Originally from Alberta, Mr. Block moved to Saskatchewan in 1986 and operated a 900 head cow-calf and backgrounding operation. He died in a plane crash on May 29, 2002. Condolence statements on his untimely passing were made in the Saskatchewan’s Legislative Assembly in May 2002 and he was inducted into the Saskatchewan Agriculture Hall of Fame in November 2004. A bronze plaque in his honour hangs in the Western College of Veterinary Medicine.

  • This award is open to individuals involved in non-government organizations.
  • Nominations may be made by individuals, governments or organizations and must be
    • made before the deadline included in the call for nominations, and
    • using the accompanying application form.

Leadership in Collaboration Award – This is a new award created by Animal Health Canada. Recipients of this award must have demonstrated a commitment to farmed animal health and welfare through the promotion of public-private collaboration. Through their work in animal agriculture, in either in industry or government roles, recipients model collaboration, inclusive behaviour and mentorship. They strive to build relationships within both industry and Federal-Provincial/Territorial (FPT) governments to support the co-creation of animal health and welfare programs, policies, knowledge transfer or any other area that advances animal agriculture.

  • This award is open to individuals involved in both government and non-government organizations.
  • Nominations may be made by individuals, governments or organizations and must be
    • made before the deadline included in the call for nominations, and
    • using the accompanying application form.

Please email your nomination to Samantha Benattar Samantha@animalhealthcanada.ca by Monday, August 15th, 2022 along with documentation supporting the nomination. 

Notice! Our organization has changed names to Animal Health Canada as of January 10, 2022. You might notice some historical documents developed prior to Jan 10, 2022 (newsletters, legacy documents etc.) still reference our prior name, the National Farmed Animal Health and Welfare Council.