Distinguished Service Award
The Verda Rochon Award
CASC/ACSS consistently promotes high standards of professionalism and service in the field of Spiritual Care Practice, Psycho-Spiritual Therapy and Supervisory-Education. Some members go beyond these high standards and this award is a means of acknowledging a member of the association who has made a significant contribution to the profession and to the Association. The award will not be made to any current member of the Board.
- be made in writing by three members in good standing in the Association,
- must include biographical information, letters of recommendation, and reasons for the nomination.
- be forwarded to the CASC/ACSS Board who will make a final decision.
- be received by February 1.
Criteria for Award
- CASC/ACSS member in good standing.
- Personal and professional integrity.
- Significant contribution to one or more of the following: Spiritual Care Practice, Psycho-Spiritual Therapy, Supervisory-Education.
- Contribution to and a history of leadership within CASC/ACSS
- Commitment to and demonstrated leadership in the area of ecumenical or interfaith understanding
|Past Award Recipients|
|Year||Person||Member’s Region||Convention Location
of Award Presentation
|2017||Thomas Dwight Powell||Saskatchewan||Saskatoon, SK|
|2016||Michael Chow||Ontario South West||Vancouver, BC|
|2015||Thomas St. James O’Connor||Ontario South West||Hamilton, ON|
|2014||George Neufeld||Manitoba||Winnipeg, MB|
|2013||Neil Elford||Ontario North East||Ottawa, ON|
|2012||Buffy Harper||Atlantic||Sydney, NS|
|2011||Dale Johnson||British Columbia||Toronto ON|
|2010||Gary Myatt||Atlantic||Banff AB.|
|2009||Margaret Clark||Alberta||Orlando, FL, USA|
|2008||Nicholas Wilson||Deceased, British Columbia, Dec 6, 2005||Victoria, BC|
|2007||Donald Misener||Ontario Northeast||Niagara Falls ON|
|2006||Gordon Toombs||Emeritus, Manitoba and Ontario Northwest||Winnipeg MB|
|Emeritus, IPT (Atlantic)
Emeritus, Ontario Central
|2004||Douglas Wilson||Ontario Northeast||Ottawa ON|
|2003||Harold King||Emeritus, Manitoba and Ontario Northwest||Toronto ON|
|2002||Jack Tattrie||IPT (Atlantic)||Edmonton AB|
|2001||Ed Fiander||IPT (Atlantic)||Halifax NS|
|2000||Colin MacKinnon||Emeritus, IPT (Atlantic)||Toronto ON|
|1999||Murray Thompson||British Columbia||Vancouver BC|
|1998||Philip Joudrey||Quebec||Hamilton ON|
|1997||Charles P. Taylor||IPT (Atlantic)||St. John’s NF|
|1996||Archibald J. MacLachlan||Ontario South West||Winnipeg MB|
|1995||Verda Rochon||Retired, Quebec||Montreal QC|