Canadian Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Fund

Board Positions Available


The Canadian Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery Fund is seeking volunteers to fill two positions on the Board of Directors.

Interest individuas should send their letter of interest, CV and contact information to CSOHNS office at entcanada@csohns.org.


Dr. Elena O’Connell Memorial Award

A Fund for Education and Outreach

2024 Applications Deadline – April 2024


The Dr. Elena O’Connell Memorial Award was founded in 2021 in the memory of Dr. Elena M. O’Connell who passed away in 2014 after a long career in Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery.  Click here for all the details including how to apply. Complete our online form to apply.

To apply follow this link. 


Please Donate

You can now make a donation online to the COHNS Fund.  CanadaHelps.org is a convenient, secure and safe system that provides you with an instant charitable receipt.

With dwindling corporate support, your contribution to the Fund is more important than ever.  It helps to sustance the Canadian Fellowship Grant program, the Mini-fellowship for active members and the Global Outreach initiative.  The Executive would like to encourage members of the Society to consider making a contribution to the Fund’s Circle of Donors.  All donations over $25 will receive a tax-deductable receipt.

Donations are organized as follows…

  • Platinum Plus – $5,000 & over
  • Platinum – $1,000 & over
  • Gold – $750 & over
  • Silver – $500 & over
  • Bronze – $250 & over
  • General – under $250

Your contribution are cumulative and will be recognized on this website and for those who contribute $1000 or more with a certificate at the annual meeting.

Click here to donate online through CanadaHelps.org

Donation Card  (pdf)

Brief History

The COHNS Fund was created on May 22, 1992 and had its first meeting at the Society’s 47th AGM on May 7, 1993. It is a registered charitable organization. The founding members include …

  • Dr. Derek Birt, Toronto, ON
  • Dr. Michael Hawke, Toronto, ON
  • Dr. Howard Lampe, London, ON
  • Dr. Conrad LeBrun, Ottawa, ON
  • Dr. Derald Oldring, Edmonton, AB
  • Dr. Melvin Schloss, Montreal, QC
  • Dr. Irwin Stewart, New Westminster, BC
  • Dr. Jeremy Woodham, Vancouver, BC




The COHNS Fund would like to gratefully acknowledge the generous support provided by our Circle Of Donors.

2006 – 2022 Donations  CLICK HERE                                                                                                                                                               

1992 – 2005 Donations CLICK HERE


Fund-raising Activities

The Executive would like to thank the membership for donating to the Fund over the past years. As our corporate support dwindles, we relay on members’ support more and more. Please consider giving through the Circle of Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze Donors. Each year, contributions at a platinum level will be acknowledged at the annual meeting with the presentation of a certificate of thanks.


  • To promote, organize and support educational activities, studies and research in the field of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery.
  • To promote otolaryngology-head and neck surgery health care across Canada.
  • To cooperate with universities and other educational institutions in sponsoring and establishing a stimulating environment for those who wish to further their knowledge of the specialty.
  • To carry on or support medical research in the field of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery.
  • To solicit, receive or collect funds to further the objectives mentioned herein.


President – Dr. Doug Angel, St. John’s, NL

Vice-President – Dr. Tamara Mijovic, Montreal, QC

Secretary/Treasurer – Dr. Leigh Sowerby, London, ON

Directors –

Dr. Jane Lea, Vancouver, BC
Dr. John Yoo, London, ON
Dr. Chris Chin, Saint John, NB