Nomination Process

The deadline to submit a nomination for induction the following year is the SECOND MONDAY IN JUNE annually.

Deadline for submissions for the 2025 Induction
MONDAY, JUNE 10, 2024 - 11:59 pm: 

  1. The CMHF does not create nominations. We rely on the community to nominate worthy Canadians for consideration.

  2. All nominations are held confidentially by the CMHF.

  3. Nominators are not required to seek the approval of their nominee. However, if selected, the CMHF will seek the consent of the nominee or next-of-kin (for posthumous nominations) prior to announcing them as an inductee.

  4. Organizations can serve as nominators but only individuals can be nominated (where it makes most sense to do so, a joint nomination of more than one person may be submitted). 

  5. 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 may be re-nominated for further consideration.

Please submit nominations according to the following guidelines

Nominations made by individuals  
Two individuals must serve as nominators and they are required to submit a nomination letter either individually or co-signed.

Nominations made by an organization 
One nomination letter signed on behalf of the organization.

Mandatory components include:

  • Nomination letter(s) detailing the nominee’s contributions and impact
  • At least one supporting letter (to a maximum of two), 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 nomination form including a citation (see below). The citation is a brief precis (approx. 250 words) of the nominee's contributions and impact justifying their induction into the CMHF
  • 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.


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REVIEW BEFORE YOU BEGIN: Review a print copy of the Nomination Form. 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.   

PDF of the Nomination Form

TEST & PROCEED: Be sure to scroll through each page (i.e. click "Next Page") to ensure there are no issues with viewing it properly on your computer.

Nomination Web Form


Please email us at directed to NOMINATIONS or call 519.488.2003, x1006 if you have any questions.

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.

About the CMHF

The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame (CMHF) celebrates Canadian heroes whose work advances health in Canada and the world, fostering future generations of health professionals through the delivery of local and national youth education programs and awards.

This enduring tribute to our country’s rich medical history is showcased here and in our physical exhibit hall in London, ON.