Due to physical distancing measures, REAP staff is working remotely. During this time, please submit any application or claim forms by email instead of mail. If you have submitted an application or claim form by mail and have not received a response from our office, please contact us at REAP.Physicians@ubc.ca. Please include the approximate postage date, the nature of your communication and the name of the REAP Program your communication was regarding.
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 20 Mainpro + credits.
The Core Health program is an Accredited Self-Assessment Program eligible for up to 10.0 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 or trains in an RSA community? Confirm that you are eligible for funding by contacting the Rural Education Action Plan (REAP) office at REAP.Physicians@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. (Download the form and open in Acrobat to enable fillable fields in this form)
4. Submit bursary application claim form via REAP.Physicians@ubc.ca.
For more information about eligibility or how to apply for funding, please contact the Rural Education Action Plan (REAP) office on REAP.Physicians@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