Awards & Accomplishments

2014 Ontario Masonry Design Award

Cancer Survivors Park winner for Ontario East in the Artistic/Commemorative Design category of the Ontario Masonry Design Awards.

Cancer Survivors Park Sign

Contractor: De Marinis
Owner: The Ottawa Cancer Foundation
Architect: CSW
Suppliers: Arriscraft International

2009 Urban Design Award

City of Ottawa Honours Cancer Survivors Park: Award of Merit – Urban Elements.

Cancer Survivors Park Wins Award of Merit - Urban Element

Located at the junction of Alta Vista Drive, Riverside Drive and Industrial Avenue, the Cancer Survivors Park is a beacon for those making their way to The Ottawa Cancer Foundation. Positive messages are conveyed through stationary plaques mounted on stone cairns that frame a large circular walkway. Trees are planted at the edges of the space, tempering the climate by buffering winds and providing shade. Public art, of seven flowers, six metres high, rise out from behind the entry wall. As well, a tall stainless steel sculpture called ‘Shine’ welcomes motorists as they approach from the east. The sculpture ‘Cancer, there is Hope’ animates the park’s Riverside entrance.

The gentle grades quiet the roadways and provide a sense of privacy. Residents are invited through the park on their way to the local transit station.

Some of the jury comments:

“The Cancer Survivors Park incorporates many interesting elements and public art pieces that celebrate our cultural aspects. The project defines a crossroads in the community that can be experienced by car, is diverse, and employs good workmanship. The design and execution of the Park involves great skill and care in detail; a lot of experience went in to designing this park.”

Project Team

Steve Sunderland, Corush Sunderland Wright Limited; Chuck Merovitz, Committee Chair, Cancer Survivors Park; Vangie Rich, R.A. Bloch Cancer Foundation; Kathleen Grimes, Site Preparation Ltd.; Linda Eagen, The Ottawa Cancer Foundation.

2009 Business Achievement Award

2009 Business Achievement Award

Above: Group shot captured at the 2010 Courage Campaign Launch.

On Thursday November 26th, the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce hosted the 2009 Ottawa Business Achievement Awards. The Ottawa Cancer Foundation was nominated in the category: Not-For-Profit Organization of the year. Congratulations to our team for winning silver!


Created and awarded by the Prostate Cancer Association of Ottawa, The Dried Prostate Award is presented annually at the December General Meeting. The recipient is chosen each year by the group and is presented to a nonmember for notable and continued support provided to the PCAO. The award consists of the “Dried Prostate Trophy” that is retained by the recipient for one year until the next award is made. A smaller version is presented to each recipient for retention.

The Ottawa Cancer Foundation was honoured with this award in 2008 in recognizing the amazing partnership between the Cancer Foundation and the PCAO as both parties recognize the need to increase awareness of prostate cancer in our community and to raise vital funds to support prostate cancer research, diagnosis, treatment, supportive care needs and educational initiatives.