Bursaries Now Available for San’yas: Indigenous Cultural Safety Training (ICS)
The Joint Standing Committee on Rural Issues (JSC) is providing $100,000 in one-time funding to facilitate ICS training for rural BC physicians, residents and medical students. This training is a unique and facilitated on-line training program designed to increase knowledge, enhance self-awareness, and strengthen the skills of health care professionals who work directly or indirectly with Aboriginal people.
Bursaries of $500 are available for specialists, general practitioners, and UBC residents (including family practice in rural training program participants, IMGs, psychiatry) and UBC medical students, who work or train in a rural community as outlined in the Rural Subsidiary Agreement (RSA). View a list of eligible rural communities now
There is one course specifically designed to support health care workers:
The online Core Health program meets the accreditation criteria of The College of Family Physicians of Canada. This Self-Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 16 Mainpro + credits.
The Core Health program is an Accredited Self-Assessment Program eligible for up to 8.0 Section 3 Credits as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of The Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada. This program has been reviewed and approved by the UBC Division of Continuing Professional Development.
This course is approximately 8 hours long and should be completed within 8 weeks.
Eligible participants who successfully complete the course may claim $500 from the bursary program.
How to apply for funding:
1. Are you a GP, specialist, resident or medical student that works in an RSA community? Confirm that you are eligible for funding by contacting the Rural Education Action Plan (REAP) office at REAP@familymed.ubc.ca or by phone at 604-827-1504.
2. Complete the ICS Core Health course.
3. Download and complete the ICS application form now.
4. Submit bursary application claim form via REAP@familymed.ubc.ca or fax 604-822-6950.
For more information about eligibility or how to apply for funding, please contact the Rural Education Action Plan (REAP) office on REAP@familymed.ubc.ca, phone 604-827-1504, or for general REAP information, please click here.
To learn more about ICS, or to register for a training session, visit www.sanyas.ca