McGill Training and Retention of Health Professionals Project

The main goal of the McGill Training and Retention of Health Professionals Project is to provide training and retention initiatives so health and social services professionals have opportunities to provide services in English and to practice where they can meet the needs of the English-speaking population in Quebec. It also seeks to promote research and information sharing on approaches to reducing barriers to health and social services access for English-speaking Quebecers. To learn more please visit http://www.mcgill.ca/hssaccess/trhpp

Through the McGill Retention Project, the Assistance and Referral Centre (ARC) will focus on developing strategies and resources that will lead towards recruitment and retention of health and social service professionals in the Montérégie. We have two priority areas for this project:

  • Promotional activities within our educational networks
  • Allocation of Health and Social Services Community Leadership Bursaries

The Bursary Program is divided into two (2) categories:  

Category 1 is intended to provide financial incentive to students from selected Quebec regions with appropriate English and French language skills pursuing full-time studies in the area of health and social services in a government recognized educational institution located outside their region.  Students who are awarded bursaries must commit to returning to a Quebec region following the successful completion of their studies to work for a minimum of one year in a public health and social services institution or related organization

Category 2 is intended to provide financial incentive to students from selected Quebec regions with appropriate English and French language skills pursuing full-time studies in the area of health and social services in a government recognized educational institution located within their region.  Students who are awarded bursaries must commit to staying in Quebec region following the successful completion of their studies to work for a minimum of one year in a public health and social services institution or related organization

Bursary amounts for the 2017-2018 academic year:

Category 1
University: Up to $10,000 per student registered for full-time studies.
Cégep / college: Up to $5,000 per student registered for full-time studies.
Secondary school vocational training: Up to $5,000 per student registered for full-time studies.

Category 2
University: Up to $5,000 per student registered for full-time studies.
Cégep / college: Up to $2,500 per student registered for full-time studies.
Secondary school vocational training: Up to $2,500 per student registered for full-time studies.

Please note that certain communities are unable to apply to the bursary program. Please refer to the list of communities that are not eligible.

Click here for more information about the McGill Training and Retention project and further details about eligibility for the Health and Social Services Community Leadership bursary program. If you’d like to apply for a bursary, please contact our Project Coordinator.

Robyn Graham: robyngraham@arc-hss.ca

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