CAS is an organization that exists and thrives due to the dedication and passion of its volunteers. Volunteer input is critical to CAS' accomplishments and to the development and empowerment of anesthesiologists across the country and internationally. To acknowledge the impact and efforts of our volunteers the CAS Outstanding Volunteer Award has been created. 

Nominations for the 2023 Honour Awards are closed. Thank you to all those who nominated a colleague.

Congratulations to our 2023 Winner Dr Richard Chisholm!





Given in recognition of excellence in supporting CAS through volunteering.  

This will be awarded to a CAS member who has made a significant and sustained contribution to the Society and has helped improve its image as a volunteer. 


This award is given to CAS members in recognition of excellence in supporting CAS through volunteering. Nominees are evaluated based on: 

  • Impact on CAS as an organization. Examples include: creating a new program to meet member needs, executing initiatives as a committee member etc.
  • ​Being a CAS ambassador. Examples include: promoting the association and profession within their community, acting as a mentor to new members etc. 


  • Must be an active CAS member
  • ​Must have been a CAS volunteer for a minimum of three years 
  • A CAS volunteer is a member who freely gives their time to assist CAS in accomplishing their mission. This includes volunteers for the CAS Board, Committees, Sections, and special projects, as well as volunteers for CARF, CASIEF.
  • ​No payment can be made for the volunteer’s contribution to CAS (i.e., Annual Meeting Chair and Canadian Journal of Anesthesia editor cannot be considered) 
  • Posthumous nominations will not be accepted

Nominees can be nominated only by CAS members. Self-nominations are not permitted.

Recognition - Up to two (2) nominees per year will be recognized. 

  • Will be profiled in Anesthesia News
  • ​Will be acknowledged via CAS marketing channels 
  • Will be presented and acknowledged at the awards ceremony during the CAS Annual Meeting

Nomination Deadline: Nominations for the 2023 Honour Awards are closed.