Dr. Rupinder Toor | Legacy Award Winner

Mar. 06, 2018

Dr. Rupinder Toor and CBE Board Chair Trina Hurdman

The CBE Legacy Award celebrates public education in Calgary and the individuals who have contributed to our communities. In every corner of the city, across the country and beyond, our alumni have made a lasting impact.

Public education makes a difference in our communities, our country and our world. Legacy Award recipients embody the work of the public education system and represent the legacy of the CBE: preparing students for life, work and inspiring life-long learning.

The CBE Board of Trustees presented the sixth Legacy Award to Dr. Rupinder Toor on Tuesday, Mar. 6, 2018.

Dr. Toor is an award winning medical doctor and founder of the Northeast Calgary Women’s Clinic, a not-for-profit clinic that works to address the language, cultural and gender barriers experience by immigrant and other women.

Her passion for women's health, improving access to quality health care and her dedication to community education are a few of the many reasons why we are proud to name her our sixth Legacy Award recipient.

“Dr. Toor is a fantastic example for CBE students and families of the importance of lifelong education and learning, the value of strong community-based schools and the difference that can be made by graduates of the public education system,” said Board Chair Trina Hurdman when she presented the award. “She embodies the Results that the Board of Trustees sets out as expectations for our students and is a true inspiration for our students.”  

Dr. Rupinder Toor and nominator Marilyn Field.


Dr. Toor attended Dr. Gordon Higgins School and James Fowler High School. She received her BSc. Honours in Biochemistry and M.D. at the University of Calgary. She studied Family Medicine at the University of Western Ontario in London, and has been in practice since 1998.

The work of Dr. Toor and the staff at the Northeast Calgary Women’s clinic is inspiring. The vision behind this work, to break down the barriers that might prevent women, especially immigrant women, from seeking health care, truly makes a difference in our community.

Dr. Toor was the proud recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in October 2012, Global Calgary Woman of Vision Award in June 2008, and the Outstanding Service Award 2009 from the India-Canada Association of Calgary, for her work in establishing the NE Women's Clinic. She is a Clinical Lecturer at the University of Calgary, Faculty of Medicine and is involved with teaching for medical students and residents.

Dr. Toor is involved in CBE communities, speaking with students and raising funds to support a student award through EducationMatters for students residing in the “Properties” neighbourhoods of Calgary, which includes the neighbourhoods of Temple, Pineridge, Rundle and Whitehorn.