The Gerald Kirsh Humanitarian Awards

Gerald KirshAfter having experienced exceptional care for their father and husband Gerald, the Kirsh family wanted to do something special to honour the many staff and volunteers who assisted them on their cancer journey.  In collaboration with The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation and the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre they established The Gerald Kirsh Humanitarian Awards.  

These awards give patients and their families an opportunity to say “thank you” in a unique way by nominating any staff or volunteer who have gone above and beyond the call of duty to provide outstanding care.

These awards honour two Princess Margaret employees or volunteers who demonstrate an outstanding commitment to humanitarian care for cancer patients.​ You can nominate any Princess Margaret staff member or volunteer who contributes directly to a patient's care.

Read about past winners:

2018 Winners
2017 Winners
2016 Winners
2015 Winners
2014 Winners
2013 Winners
2012 Winners
2011 Winners
2010 Winners
How to Nominate
To nominate someone either complete the online nomination form or download and complete a nomination form and mail it to:
The Gerald Kirsh Humanitarian Awards
c/o The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation
610 University Avenue
Toronto, ON
M5G 2M9
You can nominate up to two people per year. For more information, call 416-946-2949 or email
Nomination Deadline
The deadline for nominations for the November awards is September 10. Nominations received after the September 10 deadline will be considered for the awards the following year.

Gerald Kirsh Humanitarian Awards