The Marilyn Dahl Award of Merit

Formerly known as the Award of Merit, the name change was introduced at the 1994 Annual General Meeting. This change reflects both the commitment to CHHA and the many accomplishments of Marilyn Dahl. As third President of CHHA she served three terms from 1986 to 1992 – significant years of growth and strengthening of the organization. This award reflects the spirit of dedication in which Marilyn serves CHHA.

The Marilyn Dahl Award of Merit recognizes a hard of hearing member of CHHA who has contributed outstanding service to the work of the association at the National, Chapter (provincial/territorial) or Branch level.

  • Nominees should have a minimum of ten (10) years of membership service in CHHAOR
  • Nominees should have at least five (5) years of Executive and/or Board experience at the National, Chapter (provincial/territorial) or Branch level where such existsAND/OR
  • Where feasible, the nominee should continue to contribute extraordinary or unique service for hard of hearing persons, ie. founding President, continuing President for several terms, distinguished leadership, a long-term initiator and developer of new programs such as noise awareness, speechreading etc. for persons of any age group

This award may be given when a member has reached a milestone event in his or her life, such as retirement, moving, illness or other significant circumstance.

Award Requirements

Nominations must include a pertinent biological sketch, of no more than 500 words, of the nominee and a complete description of the nominee’s activity to be awarded.

May 1995 Richard Bray
CHHA Kingston Hearing Club
May 1996 Edna Albertson (posthumously)
CHHA Calgary Branch
May 1997 Erica Barrett, CHHA North Shore Branch
Albert Bowden, CHHA National
May 1998 Carole Théberge
CHHA Québec Chapter
May 1999 Joan Miller
CHHA Hamilton Branch
May 2000 Dr. Norah Browne
CHHA NL Chapter
June 2001 Gladys Nielsen
CHHA Manitoba Chapter and CHHA National
May 2002 Frank Algar
CHHA Brockville Branch
May 2003 Lynn Wheadon
CHHA Calgary and CHHA National
May 2004 Myrtle Barrett
CHHA NL Chapter and CHHA National
June 2005 Colin Cantlie
CHHA Calgary and CHHA National
June 2006 Kim Scott
CHHA Sudbury Branch
May 2007 Ian Hamilton
New Brunswick Branch
July 2008 Ruth Warick
CHHA National
May 2009 Mel Durdle
CHHA NL Chapter
June 2010 Robert Richard
CHHA Manitoba Chapter
June 2011 Art Norris
CHHA NL Chapter
May 2012 Doreen Gyorkos
CHHA Lethbridge Branch
May 2013 Louise Normand
CHHA National and CHHA NCR Branch
May 2014 Cindy Gordon
CHHA National and CHHA Edmonton Branch
May 2015 Noreen Brazil
CHHA NL Chapter

To nominate a candidate for the Marilyn Dahl Award of Merit, please use the nomination form available in pdf format. Adobe Acrobat Reader is required.

Download the Marilyn Dahl Award of Merit nomination form

For an alternative format, please contact the CHHA National Office.

+ Award Requirements

The Marilyn Dahl Award of Merit recognizes a hard of hearing member of CHHA who has contributed outstanding service to the work of the association at the National, Chapter (provincial/territorial) or Branch level.

  • Nominees should have a minimum of ten (10) years of membership service in CHHAOR
  • Nominees should have at least five (5) years of Executive and/or Board experience at the National, Chapter (provincial/territorial) or Branch level where such existsAND/OR
  • Where feasible, the nominee should continue to contribute extraordinary or unique service for hard of hearing persons, ie. founding President, continuing President for several terms, distinguished leadership, a long-term initiator and developer of new programs such as noise awareness, speechreading etc. for persons of any age group

This award may be given when a member has reached a milestone event in his or her life, such as retirement, moving, illness or other significant circumstance.

Award Requirements

Nominations must include a pertinent biological sketch, of no more than 500 words, of the nominee and a complete description of the nominee’s activity to be awarded.

+ Past Recipients
May 1995 Richard Bray
CHHA Kingston Hearing Club
May 1996 Edna Albertson (posthumously)
CHHA Calgary Branch
May 1997 Erica Barrett, CHHA North Shore Branch
Albert Bowden, CHHA National
May 1998 Carole Théberge
CHHA Québec Chapter
May 1999 Joan Miller
CHHA Hamilton Branch
May 2000 Dr. Norah Browne
CHHA NL Chapter
June 2001 Gladys Nielsen
CHHA Manitoba Chapter and CHHA National
May 2002 Frank Algar
CHHA Brockville Branch
May 2003 Lynn Wheadon
CHHA Calgary and CHHA National
May 2004 Myrtle Barrett
CHHA NL Chapter and CHHA National
June 2005 Colin Cantlie
CHHA Calgary and CHHA National
June 2006 Kim Scott
CHHA Sudbury Branch
May 2007 Ian Hamilton
New Brunswick Branch
July 2008 Ruth Warick
CHHA National
May 2009 Mel Durdle
CHHA NL Chapter
June 2010 Robert Richard
CHHA Manitoba Chapter
June 2011 Art Norris
CHHA NL Chapter
May 2012 Doreen Gyorkos
CHHA Lethbridge Branch
May 2013 Louise Normand
CHHA National and CHHA NCR Branch
May 2014 Cindy Gordon
CHHA National and CHHA Edmonton Branch
May 2015 Noreen Brazil
CHHA NL Chapter
+ Nomination Form

To nominate a candidate for the Marilyn Dahl Award of Merit, please use the nomination form available in pdf format. Adobe Acrobat Reader is required.

Download the Marilyn Dahl Award of Merit nomination form

For an alternative format, please contact the CHHA National Office.