POGO Recognition Awards Program
Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario (POGO) began a Recognition Program in 1999 to acknowledge significant contributions to the field of childhood cancer control. Three Awards are available: POGO Companion Award, POGO Valued Contribution Award and Friends of POGO Award.
POGO community stakeholders are invited to submit nominations for any/all of these awards.
POGO Companion Award
The Companion Award was created to acknowledge significant contributions to the field of childhood cancer control over the course of a career, and to pay tribute to individuals (professional providers, researchers, etc.) who have made a prolonged and enduring, exceptional and sustained commitment to advancing state-of-the-art childhood cancer control. Recipients of this award have shown significant leadership in childhood cancer control, particularly in collaborative initiatives that sustain and advance the childhood cancer system within and also beyond the province. They have a history of participation in a wide range and increasing number of POGO initiatives over the years. The contribution of recipients exemplifies the following core values of POGO: excellence, leadership, innovation, integrity, collaboration and teamwork, and dedication. POGO’s Companion Award was first conferred in 2001.
POGO Valued Contribution Award
The Valued Contribution Award is given to individuals who have made an identifiable and substantial contribution to the childhood cancer care network through the POGO mechanism. Recipients have contributed with commitment, enthusiasm and generosity over a prolonged period of time, in a way that exemplifies collaboration and teamwork. Their contributions enhance childhood cancer control and the childhood cancer community and are typically made in the course of a career. The award was first conferred in 2002.
Friends of POGO Award
The Friends of POGO Award recognizes considerable and sustained contributions by valued partners of POGO to the collaboration’s overall vision, mandate and goals. Recognized contributions set a standard that exemplifies exceptional contributions within the sector they represent. Typically, recipients will be individuals outside the professional caregiver network (e.g., strategic, political, financial and advocate partners); their contributions may be strategic, political and/or financial, etc., and their participation has occurred consistently over a number of years and at a very high level. The Friends of POGO Award was conferred for the first time in 2008, POGO’s 25th anniversary year.
Nominations must be submitted online.
This form is secure and all nominations will be held in strictest confidence.
Nomination deadline: Friday, September 27 at 5:00 pm EST
For a nomination to be considered, the following documents must be received by POGO:
- Two (2) letters of support (one to be provided by the nominator, PLUS one other), each clearly stating the award applied for AND specifically addressing the qualifications of the candidate, matched to the criteria of the award nominated for (please refer to award descriptions, above)
- Current curriculum vitae of nominee
Nominations will be accepted until 5:00 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST) on Friday, September 27, after which a committee, appointed by the POGO Board for this purpose, will review submissions. The nominator(s) and successful nominee(s) will be notified of the decisions of this group by Friday, October 18, 2019. POGO will not necessarily bestow an award in each category every year.
Successful award recipients will be recognized at the 2019 POGO Symposium Celebratory Dinner on Friday, November 15, 2019, where they will receive a commemorative gift from POGO.
POGO Contact Information
Joni Serio, Educational Events Coordinator
Tel: 416-592-1232 x. 237 Email: email@example.com