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PLEASE NOTE that with the exception of the Honorary Member Award, all award nominees must be members of the FMWC.
May Cohen Award
The May Cohen Award is presented annually to a longstanding full member of the Federation of Medical Women of Canada (FMWC) who best personifies the legacy of Dr. May Cohen and her unique ability to transfer the vision of the FMWC into living action in support of women physicians and women’s health.
Enid Johnson MacLeod Award
This award recognizes any category of FMWC member involved in the promotion of women’s health research and/or women’s health education. This award was established to honour Dr. Enid MacLoed, a long-time member of the Federation from Nova Scotia. Dr MacLeod was known for her research into the use of curare for anesthesia and remembered for her generosity and warmth of spirit.
Awarded to a woman who has exemplified the spirit and mission of the Federation of Medical Women of Canada by making a significant contribution to women’s health, medicine, women physicians and/or the FMWC. Candidates need not be a member of the FMWC or of the medical profession.
Reproductive Health Award
This award is presented annually to the Federation of Medical Women of Canada full member seen to contribute the most to the field of reproductive health.
Student Leadership Award
Recognizing the FMWC medical student member showing the most leadership potential, particularly in support of the FMWC mission statement.
Margaret Owen-Waite Memorial Fund
This award provides a $1,000 scholarship to a FMWC practicing full member or resident wishing to further her medical education or complete temporary work in an under serviced, rural location or developing country or present an original paper at a medical meeting. Priority is given for presentation at Medical Women’s International Association (MWIA) meetings.
Maude Abbott Research Fund (MARF)
Designed to provide support to female physicians who wish to complete women’s health research, this fund is now seeking applications for a research grant in Women’s Health, Education and Promotion.
Maude Abbott Scholarship Fund (MASF)
Designed to advance education by providing scholarships, bursaries, awards and other forms of financial assistance to medical students at registered Canadian medical schools.