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 Support Project 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
This program provides funding to support partnerships between rural BC physicians or medical trainees committed to rural service, and lower resource communities in BC, Canada, and in low- and middle-income countries.
The goals of this initiative are to enhance capacity for generalism in rural BC; to foster reciprocal learning in diverse health systems and community contexts; and to demonstrate how global health (local and international) community partnerships can heighten awareness, create innovative solutions to address healthcare challenges, and lead to improved health outcomes, especially for underserved, marginalized, and indigenous populations.