Wounds Canada supports Canadians who have wounds or are at risk for wounds and focuses on raising awareness about wounds and providing financial support for programs that help prevent the often-devastating effects of wounds. Wounds Canada’s mission is to help bring prevention and awareness of wounds to the forefront of care, in part through the education of frontline care providers.

The objectives of the scholarship and grants program are to ensure:

  • consistency with Wounds Canada’s vision, mission and values
  • timely dispersal of the funds, in keeping with the charitable status of the WCC
  • fairness and transparency in the scholarship and grants criteria
  • the establishment of a robust process and infrastructure for ongoing WCC programs
The deadline for submission is Monday, August 15, 2022.

SHARP (SUPER Program #1) Scholarship

The SHARP Program Scholarship will help the student to address the importance of preventing wounds and their complications.  This self-paced, multi-faceted, comprehensive and longitudinal program is based on the best available evidence, including the content of Wounds Canada’s Foundations of Best Practice for Skin and Wound Management articles, with the aim of increasing health-care clinicians competencies in wound prevention and care.

The scholarship emphasizes the importance of empowering frontline health-care clinicians with knowledge and skills to apply wound care best practices. covers the full value ($1750 + tax) of the comprehensive Wounds Canada Institute SHARP (Super Program #1- FCM20512-C).

Eligibility

Applicants will be considered for scholarships if they meet the following criteria. They are:

  • a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant
  • a registered health-care professional currently practising in Canada or a Canadian health professions student
  • committed to completing the program within 12 months
  • a member in good standing of Wounds Canada
  • not a previous recipient of a scholarship from Wounds Canada

Scholarship for Unregulated Care Providers*

The scholarship covers the full value ($75 + tax) of the Skin and Wound Care for Unregulated Care Providers Program (C100MWN).

Eligibility

Applicants will be considered for scholarships if they meet the following criteria. They are:

  • a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant
  • an unregulated care provider, e.g., a personal support worker, health-care aide, home support worker, personal care attendant, unpaid caregiver
  • committed to completing the program within 6 months

Review

Wounds Canada’s Scholarship Selection Committee will review applications and make their decisions based on the criteria listed for each scholarship. The committee membership will consist of a combination of:

  • Educator(s) specializing in the area of skin and wounds
  • Representative(s) of Wounds Canada
  • Evaluator(s) with expertise in financial need (for bursary applications)

Applications will be evaluated on the following criteria:

  • How the applicant’s attendance at the selected program would benefit their career, their health-care setting, their patients
  • How the applicant’s attendance at the selected program would support the advancement of skin health and wound care in Canada, particularly in underserved areas