Peter Henderson Bryce Award

Nominations open for 2017 P. H. Bryce Award for Children and Youth! 

In recognition of Canada's 150th anniversary, we are pleased to announce a special 2017 call for nominations for the PH Bryce Award for Children and Youth. As Canada approaches its 150 birthday, we still have a long way to go to ensure for equity for First Nations kids and their families. We know that children and youth are doing amazing things to make Canada a better place, and their efforts inspire and uplift us all.

Award nominees must show how they have overcame challenges to stand up for the rights of First Nations, Métis and Inuit children, for example, speaking in public about the rights of Indigenous children even when you are a bit scared of talking in front of groups. Although the nominee(s) might be working to help one child or one community, it is important to show how these efforts could help other First Nations, Métis and Inuit children. 

For a full description of the award criteria and nomination form, download the nomination package.

Deadline extended! Submissions are due at by 12 noon Eastern Time on February 15th, 2017.

Get inspired! Click here to meet past recipients of the P.H. Bryce Award.

About the Award

The Peter Henderson Bryce Award is awarded every two years on a rotating basis (alternating between the child/youth and adult categories). Named for courageous health advocate Dr. Peter Henderson Bryce, the award recognizes outstanding leadership in promoting the safety, health or well-being of First Nations, Métis and Inuit children and youth. Learn more about Dr. Bryce.

The selection committee comprises members of the Bryce family, as well as representatives from the Canadian Paediatric Society, the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society and experts in the field of child rights and health.

2016 P. H. Bryce Award (Adult)

Renowned Abenaki filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin is the recipient of the 2016 Peter Bryce, M.D. Award for Excellence in Public Health Advocacy for First Nations, Métis and Inuit children and youth. Through her creative lens, Alanis gives Indigenous peoples the chance to share their stories, sheds light on injustices, and calls for redress on issues that impact the health and well-being of children. The P.H. Bryce Award acknowledges her work to improve the lives of Indigenous children and shift the hearts and minds of Canadians from a position of indifference to one of reconciliation. Read Alanis's full profile

Honourable mentions for the 2016 award include Dr. Anna Banerji of the University of Toronto, and Dr. Lola Baydala, pediatrician and associate professor with the University of Alberta. Read Dr. Banerji's and Dr. Baydala's profiles.