Funding for Human Health Care Education

The Chemainus Health Care foundation strongly believes that education, training and professional development are cornerstones in the provision of high-quality health care in our community.  The Foundation supports three programs directed to both current and future needs in the health care system.


Mature Student Award

The Chemainus Health Care Foundation is pleased to offer a mature student award.  A grant is available for mature students wishing to pursue a career in health care. To qualify an applicant must be a resident of Chemainus and area and be resuming or starting their post-high school education after an absence of two consecutive years or more. The applicants must be entering or continuing a program at an accredited university or college. An announcement seeking applications for the mature student award is made in May of each year. Please continue to monitor this website for specific details.


Click below for a printable Mature Student application form.


High School Scholarship and Bursaries

The Foundation offers one Scholarship and one Bursary of $3000 each.  These are awarded annually to selected  graduating students of Chemainus Secondary School who commit to further their education in a human health field of study.  To date (2023) over $92,000 has been made available to qualifying youth in the community.

Brooklyn Stobbe receives an award from Foundation Board member Helen Fowler in June 2023. 

The Foundation also congratulates all members of the Chemainus Secondary School 2023 Graduating Class! 



Chemainus Health Care Centre

Funding for Professional Training

To support excellence in care for residents and patients of the Chemainus Health Care Centre (CHCC), the Foundation offers funding to support or expand health care worker training.  The focus of training must be improved health care and be directly related to the services provided at the Centre.  For example, end of life care is a specialized area and extra training in this field is felt to be important by the Foundation.  Education and training are essential for the future of quality health care. 

Staff at the CHCC can get more information from their manager.