ACERT Awards Program

The Association of Campus Emergency Response Teams of Canada is proud to be able to recognize the outstanding work of Campus Response Teams across Canada. Please see the description of our awards below. 

Team of the Year Award

This award recognizes an ACERT member team that has demonstrated extraordinary endeavours such as exceptional emergency care, training, overall improvement, communication, administration, or overcoming administrative problems.

1 Award Available

Advisor of the Year Award

This award is presented annually to a faculty advisor, administrator, or medical director who has contributed to the success of a Campus Response Team. This individual excels at mentoring their team, and dedicates extraordinary amounts of time into educating and supporting their respective campus response teams.

1 Award Available

Beyond the Call of Duty

This award is presented annually to a responder from a member team who has demonstrated exceptional individual effort in response, administration, communication and development.

1 Award Available (Please note this is typically presented to an individual, however you may also nominate a pair/group of responders as needed if they all participated in going beyond the call of duty on a specific call )

Acted to Save a Life

The “Acted to Save a Life” award will be given out to recognize all efforts made by Campus Response Team Responders towards life saving efforts. All responders involved in a resuscitation will be eligible to be nominated for this recognition. When nominating an individual or group for this recognition the nominator will be required to write a description of the circumstance surrounding the call. ACERT recognizes the sensitive nature of these critical incidents, and thus we encourage teams to discuss with their responder’s if they feel comfortable receiving recognition for their efforts prior to nominating anyone. ACERT also encourages all individuals involved in a critical incident on campus to reach out to resources if they require additional support following a critical incident.

No maximum number of awards. All responders can be nominated, and awards will be presented accordingly. For NCCER 2020 nominations will be accepted for calls that occurred after NCCER 2019 and anytime during the 2019/2020 year.