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 the mature student award is made in May of each year. Please continue to monitor this website for specific details.


Click below for more information and a printable application form.



High School Scholarship and Bursaries

The Foundation administers one Scholarship and three bursaries of $1500 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 (2022) over $87,500 has been made available to qualifying youth in the community.

Sienna Waller, the deserving recipient of the 2022 Chemainus Health Care Foundation award, receives the award from Foundation Board member Helen Fowler. 

Congratulations Sienna and good luck!   

Photo Credit – Don Bodger, Chemainus Chronicle

The Foundation also congratulates all members of the Chemainus Secondary School 2022 Graduating Class as they have been able to earn their High School Diplomas over a very challenging time – congratulations!


Professional Training

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 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.


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