2018 Student Award Winners
Sarah Funk – Scholarship
Julia Peterson – Bursary
Photos courtesy of Chemainus Secondary School
The Chemainus Health Care Foundation strongly believes that education, training and professional standards are cornerstones in the provision of high-quality health care in Canada. The Foundation’s support for education is directed to both current and future needs in the health care system.
High School Scholarships and Bursaries
The Foundation administers two Scholarships and two Bursaries, of $1,500 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 area of study. To date over $70,000 has been made available to qualifying youth in the community.
Mature Student Award
One annual grant of $1,500 is available for mature students wishing to pursue a career in health care. To qualify the 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. The candidates must be entering or continuing a post- secondary program at an accredited university or college.
2018 Mature Student, Dakota Stevens will be attending the Health Care Assistant Program at VIU this fall.
To support excellence in care for residents and patients of the Chemainus Health Care Centre, the Foundation offers up to $2,500 annually to supplement or expand staff training. The focus of training must be improved 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 is essential for the future of quality health care.