Awards

John E. VanDuzer Distinguished Service Award

The John E. VanDuzer Distinguished Service Award recognizes outstanding contributions and/or achievements by members of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts. The award is named for the late Justice John E. VanDuzer, who served as first Canadian president of AFCC in 1983. Throughout his career, Justice VanDuzer distinguished himself as a tireless advocate for children and families. Justice VanDuzer initiated the formation of the first integrated federal provincial family court, the Unified Family Court of Hamilton-Wentworth.

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Past Recipients

2017 - Arnold Shienvold
2016 - Sherrie Kibler-Sanchez and Ernie Sanchez
2015 - Mary M. Ferriter
2014 - Hon. Emile R. Kruzick
2013 - Leslie Drozd
2012 - Andrew Schepard
2011 - George Czutrin
2010 - Debra Carter
2009 - Philip Bushard
2008 - Denise McColley
2007 - Isolina Ricci
2006 - Christie A. Coates
2005 - Kathryn Kuehnle
2004 - Linda Hahn
2003 - Leonard Edwards
2002 - Douglas McNish
2001 - Robert Tompkins
2000 - John and Joan VanDuzer
1999 - Hon. Landon Pearons and Hon. David Steinberg
1998 - Hugh McIsaac
1997 - Hon. Donald King
1996 - Janet Johnston
1995 - Linda Girdner
1994 - No award
1993 - National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
1992 - Karen Raiford
1991 - No award
1990 - Robert Miller, John VanDuzer, Donald King, Chief Justice Frank Gordon, Chief Justice Raymond Erlich, Chief Justice Harry Carrico