Canadian Medical Hall of Fame

Nomination Process

We accept nominations at any time; however, the deadline for each annual induction is the second Monday in June preceding the next induction ceremony. The deadline for submissions to be considered for our 2020 Induction is Monday, June 10, 2019.

All nominations are held confidentially by the CMHF.

Nominators are not required to seek the approval of their nominee. Please note the CMHF will not, however, announce to the public or induct a successful nominee without their consent or the consent of their next-of-kin.

Organizations can serve as nominators but only individuals can be nominated. 

Nominations may remain active for up to three consecutive selection processes and may be supplemented at any time during that time. After notice that a package will not go forward, or after the three-year period, individuals must be re-nominated for further consideration.

Nominations must be submitted according to the following guidelines:

  • For nominations made by individuals, two individuals must serve as nominators and they are required to submit a nomination letter either individually or co-signed.
  • For nominations made by an organization, one nomination letter signed on behalf of the organization is sufficient
  • A nomination form must also be completed including a citation in which the contribution(s) and impact justifying the nominee’s induction into the CMHF is clearly stated in a brief paragraph (approx. 250 words).
  • Mandatory components include:
    • A nomination letter detailing the nominee’s contributions and impact
    • MAXIMUM of two supporting letters, apart from the nomination letter(s). For nominations in the 'Leadership in research with national and international recognition for scientific contribution' category, it is strongly recommended that at least one supporting letter be submitted from an individual from outside Canada who is a recognized scientific leader in the nominee’s field. Additional support letters in excess of the first two uploaded will not be forwarded to the Selection Committee.
    • A curriculum vitae (or a letter explaining why one is not available)
    • A one-page biography, providing the essential details that have built the nominee's reputation
  • A MAXIMUM of six additional pages such as news and journal articles are optional.  Please note that support letters received within these additional pages will not be reviewed.


  • PRINT/REVIEW a PDF of the Nomination Form before you begin so you know what to prepare. NOTE: You cannot save the electronic Nomination Form once you have started. Use this PDF version as a guide to organizing your entire application before submitting.
  • PROCEED to the Nomination Web Form. As it is embedded on our site, if you have troubles viewing it please try viewing it directly. Before beginning to complete the form, it is recommended that you scroll through each page (i.e. click "Next Page") to ensure there are no issues with viewing it properly on your computer.

Please contact the office with any questions: 519-488-2003 or email Janice McNorgan at jmcnorgan [at]

The selection process occurs in early September. All nominators will be notified of the outcome of their nomination after the successful candidates have been notified and before the public announcement in October.