Dr. Andreae is an award winning distinguished academic with a remarkable career. His list of accomplishments and awards are highly impressive. Not only has Dr. Andreae made huge strides in academia he has also been an outstanding community advocate and a true leader in every sense.

Dr. Andreae has a passion for education and a dedication to lifelong learning. He believes that “education is not just an intellectual exercise, it is most effective when the head meets the heart and knowledge can be applied to enhance the quality of one’s life on all levels; emotional, physical, spiritual and social”.

Dr. Andreae received the prestigious Distinguished Teaching Award at the University of Waterloo, and is a two-time recipient of the Faculty of the Year Award at the University of Guelph Humber, as well as the recipient of the Faculty Mentoring Award.

Dr. Andreae’s community involvement includes being the first Executive Director of the Alzheimer Society of Toronto, and Chair of the Patrons Council of the Society. Dr. Andreae was the longest serving President of the Ontario Association of Social Workers, and leader of a successful ten year campaign to secure statutory legislation recognizing social work as a profession. His dynamic leadership through three different governments and seven ministers resulted in the creation of this new profession.

Dr. Andreae’s involvement in neurodegenerative causes has made him realize that education and research around the brain is crucial, and has led to the management of conditions and enhanced quality of life. This applies to a wide range of issues from Alzheimer's, autism, traumatic brain injuries, and Tourettes Syndrome.


  • Champion of Change Award presented by the Chair of the International body, Princess Yasmin Khan
  • Outstanding Service Award for Leadership by the Alzheimer Society of Toronto
  • Ontario Medal of Citizenship presented by the Lieutenant Governor
  • Inaugural June Callwood Outstanding Volunteer Award presented by the Premier
  • Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Medal
  • Canada 125 Medal
  • Governor Generals Caring Canadian Award
  • Alumnus of the Year for Wilfrid Laurier University 2001
  • Lyall Hallman Social Work Award 2008
  • Canadian Social Worker of the Year 2006; Ontario Social Worker of the Year 1999
  • The Brain Injury Association of Canada- Award of Merit

Dr. Daniel C. Andreae

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