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

In 2021, Wounds Canada offered a number of educational scholarships and bursaries available to health-care providers at different levels of expertise and experience.

The deadline for submission was Monday, August 16, 2021.

Indigenous Health-care Professional Scholarship*

The scholarship covers the full value ($1750 + tax) of the comprehensive Wounds Canada Institute Super Program #1 (FCM20512-C), a.k.a. the SHARP Program.

Eligibility

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

  • a Canadian citizen who identifies as Inuit, Métis, or First Nations
  • a registered health-care professional currently practising in Canada
  • 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

Morty Eisenberg Scholarship

The Morty Eisenberg Scholarship was created in honour of Dr Morty Eisenberg, past president of Wounds Canada from 2016-2020. Dr Eisenberg’s leadership focussed on the importance of empowering frontline health-care clinicians with knowledge and skills to apply wound care best practices. 

This scholarship is a fitting tribute and covers the full value ($1750 + tax) of the comprehensive Wounds Canada Institute Super Program #1 (FCM20512-C), a.k.a. the SHARP Program.

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

Wounds Canada Advanced Education Scholarship*

The program provides a scholarship of $500 for a student wishing to further their education in wound prevention and management. The scholarship may be applied to any of the programs listed below.

  • International Interprofessional Wound Care Course (IIWCC)
  • Nurses Specialized in Wounds, Ostomy and Continence Care Canada (NSWOCC) Wound Ostomy and Continence Education Program
  • University of Toronto MScCH: Wound Prevention and Care
  • Western University’s Advanced Health Care Practice – Wound Healing program

Note: These programs have been selected based on the following criteria:

  • They are recognized Canadian intermediate or advanced wound-related programs.

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
  • committed to commencing the program within 12 months from date of application
  • a member in good standing of Wounds Canada
  • not a previous recipient of a Wounds Canada Advanced Education Scholarship

* After completing the program for which the scholarship was awarded, the scholarship recipient will be required to submit a report to the selection committee outlining the activities that had taken place within the framework of the scholarship and demonstrating the impact the scholarship had on both the recipient and on wound care.

Wounds Canada Institute Bursaries for Students Needing Financial Assistance

Two bursaries are offered in 2021. Each bursary has a value of $500 and can be applied to registration fees for any of the programs offered by the Wounds Canada Institute.

Eligibility

Applicants will be considered for bursaries 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
  • able to demonstrate a reasonable need for financial assistance to pursue their studies at the Wounds Canada Institute
  • committed to applying the bursary to a program within 6 months
  • not a previous recipient of a Wounds Canada Institute Bursary

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