RCCbc is the proud sponsor of the BC Rural Health Awards, a collection of awards which recognize the invaluable contribution and resiliency of BC’s rural community providers. We distribute these awards each year at our BC Rural Health Conference. Nominations open early in the year (January) – click here to see a list of past winners and to view selection criteria.
Want to recognize your rural physician and/or interprofessional team, but our awards aren’t a suitable match? Check out the awards for the Society of Rural Physicians of Canada (SRPC), the BC College of Family Physicians, and the College of Family Physicians of Canada!
Rural Physician Research Grant
This grant (up to $10,000) aims to empower rural physician researchers – or new aspiring researchers – to pursue innovative rural research and knowledge translation projects contributing to advancing rural health in BC.
Rural Leadership Development Project bursary
The purpose of the Rural Leadership Development Project is to increase opportunities for rural physicians to pursue leadership training and develop the skills and abilities to help bring system improvements that will benefit British Columbia’s rural populations.
Rural Global Health Partnership Initiative (RGHPI): For health equity at home and abroad
This initiative supports projects spearheaded by rural BC physicians or medical trainees and their partners based in underserved communities in BC, other parts of Canada, or internationally.
Projects that will be considered for funding will be founded on strong, ethical partnerships that contribute to supporting the local capacity of health services in underserved rural communities, promote and enhance rural generalism, and result in sustainable benefits to partner communities. They will create an opportunity for reciprocal learning – where the project teams learn from each other – in diverse contexts. RGHPI aims to demonstrate how a health partnership can create innovative solutions to address healthcare challenges in rural BC, Canada, and globally, and improve health outcomes, especially for underserved, marginalized, and Indigenous populations.