Chemainus Health Care Foundation
The Chemainus Health Care foundation strongly believes that education, training and professional development are cornerstones in the provision of high-quality health care in Canada. 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 of $1,500 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 2020 awards will be made in May of 2020. Please continue to monitor this website for specific details.
The most recent Mature Student Award was granted to Dakota Stevens who is pursuing a career as a health care assistant.
High school Scholarships and Bursaries
The Foundation administers one scholarship and three bursaries, of $1,500.00 each, which are awarded annually to graduating students of Chemainus Secondary School. Those receiving the award must commit to further their education in a health-related field of study. To date over $75,000.00 has been made available to qualifying youth in the community.
To support excellence in care for residents and patients of the Chemainus Health Care Centre, the Foundation offers up to $2,500.00 annually to support or expand staff 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.