St. John Ambulance Alberta Council Awards of Excellence

Each year St. John Ambulance recognizes individuals who have personified excellence through their ccommitment to St. John Ambulance and our mission, vision and values. The five awards acknowledge the outstanding contributions of our volunteers, instructors and supporters, and we look to staff and volunteers across the province to advise us on those who go “above and beyond”.

The Nominating Committee will meet this spring to select the award recipients, and presentations will take place at the Annual Honours & Award Ceremony in Edmonton on June 10th.  Please ensure you have submitted your nominations to myself  in confidence by February 24, 2017.

Questions may directed to Alicia Schneider at 1-800-665-7714 ext 8241 or email Alicia.schneider@stjohn.ab.ca


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The Vice- Prior’s Award for Excellence in Service to the Order of St. John honours a Member of the Order for their contribution to Alberta Council and the Province of Alberta. This award was established by St. John Council for Alberta in 2004 and approved by former Vice-Prior of the Order for St. John in Alberta, the late Honourable Lois Hole.

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The Chairman of the Board of Directors Award recognizes outstanding individuals, groups or corporations for work or research that improves the health, safety and quality of the everyday lives of Albertans, or in the workplace or education system. The scope of the award includes initiatives, programs or research in the fields of medicine, safety and wellness that fits within the spirit of the award.

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The Lyle E. Sproat Award for excellence in teaching St. John Ambulance programs and enabling individuals to improve their health, safety and quality of life.  It is designed to recognize St. John Ambulance instructors and instructor trainers who demonstrate the highest quality of program delivery and professionalism.

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The Edgar L. Boyd Award for excellence in voluntary service to the community which has improved the health, safety and quality of life of Albertans.  This award is designed to recognize St. John Ambulance volunteers who consistently demonstrate commitment and dedication to the values and principles of St. John.

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The Dr. G.R.A. Rice Memorial Award for excellence in media coverage of issues or events that focus on the improvement of the health, safety and quality of life of Albertans.    This award is designed to recognize individuals, groups of persons or corporations within media for excellence in news coverage pertaining to health and safety matters.

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St. John Ambulance Life Saving Award

Risking your life to save another is considered the ultimate act of selflessness. Those who perform such acts defy the instinct for self-preservation and exhibit an inspiring spirit of generosity. St. John believes that these actions deserve to be recognized.

The Order of St. John first instituted a Life Saving Award more than 127 years ago, in 1874. The St. John Life-saving Medal of the Order is awarded to those who, in a conspicuous act of gallantry, have endangered their lives saving or attempting to save a life. It is bestowed upon these courageous individuals by the Grand Prior, His Royal Highness the Duke of Gloucester. For more information on the Life-saving Medal of the Order, please contact the national office of St. John in Canada.

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St. John Ambulance Life saving Award Program in Canada

St. John Canada established the St. John Ambulance Life-saving Awards Program over 30 years ago to acknowledge individuals or groups of individuals who have administered first aid while saving or attempting to save a life. To recognize these individuals, St. John Ambulance grants two awards at the national level by the Chancellor and one at the provincial/territorial level by the Chair of the Council.

National Awards:

Gold – recognizes individuals, or groups of individuals, who have saved or attempted to save a life through the administration of first aid knowledge and skills, where a degree of risk to life exists.

Silver – recognizes individuals, or groups of individuals, who have saved or attempted to save a life through the application of first aid knowledge and skills, where no risk to life exists.
Provincial Award:

Certificate of Commendation — Individuals who helped a casualty to a lesser degree, with or without the application of first aid, are granted a Certificate of Commendation from the Provincial/Territorial Council Chair.

Nominees need not be members of, or trained by, St. John Ambulance to be considered for this award.

The application form for the St. John Life-saving Award must be completed within one year from the date of the incident and must clearly indicate that the administration of first aid was a factor in saving or attempting to save a life.

Please call 780-452-6565 ext 8241, 1-800-665-7114, option 8, ext 8241, or email Alicia.Schneider@stjohn.ab.ca for more information or nominate someone here.

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