At the 14th World Congress on Qigong and TCM in Toronto, Canada, Mantak Chia was elected Qigong Master of the Year 2012.

Grand Master Chia was one of 21 senior grandmasters, masters and world-renowned researchers from six countries who refereed at the congress. This made the Congress in 2012 to one of the world's most important events for Qigong and Traditional Chinese Medicine this year.