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Paediatric Resident Advocacy Education Grant

Established in 2004, the Paediatric Resident Advocacy Education Grant supports paediatric residents in developing, planning and implementing a community-based research or advocacy project in child and youth health. This grant encourages paediatric residents to develop and implement advocacy initiatives and provides up to $10,000 in funding every year. The Paediatric Resident Advocacy Education Grant is funded by Healthy Generations.

Projects must lead to sustainable, community-based child and youth health initiatives that increase access to care, especially for underserved children and youth, and/or address health disparities among children and youth. Priority will be given to applicants who have not previously received this grant, however, previous grant recipients may resubmit. 

Funds will be disbursed in two equal installments. A brief summary of activities and documentation of expenditures will be required before release of the second installment. A final report is due six months after receipt of the second installment, or upon completion of the project.


To be considered for this grant, the paediatric resident, fellow or medical student must:

  • be a CPS member,
  • be a resident in a Canadian paediatric training program or a medical student in a Canadian university,
  • lead the project and be significantly involved in proposal development and project activities.

Project criteria

To qualify, candidates must submit a proposal for a community-based project that meets all of the following criteria

  • is community-based* with the possibility of being replicated in other communities
  • represents a NEW initiative within the community
  • increases child and youth access to specific health services
  • demonstrates community collaboration
  • includes achievable plans for sustainability beyond the grant period
  • demonstrates a realistic, achievable evaluation plan for the program
  • includes a budget with justification for funding
  • must have a letter of support from local Program Director
  • must have a letter of support from the chosen not-for-profit community association if applicable
  • project timeline must align with the resident representatives own term and training program 

Project activities may include needs assessments and/or community asset mapping, feasibility studies, community meetings/forums, focus groups, planning meetings and the development of grant proposals for implementation and sustainability beyond the grant period. Implementation activities (if included in the proposal) may, in the context of a pilot project, include service delivery, outreach and promotion. Projects may not include continuing medical education activities, paediatric human resource activities or funding for infrastructure.

*Community-based projects develop broad, collaborative community partnerships for the initiation of child and youth health projects. Partners may include grassroots associations, parents, schools, local public health service agencies, non-governmental health agencies, and hospitals. 

Submissions -  Deadline October 31, 2023

Project/proposals must be submitted by October 31, 2023 following the Terms of Reference and using the online application form and must include:

Past recipients


Minding the  Gap - Youth Mental Health Empowerment and Education Outreach

Rebecca Hay


Medical Experiences of Ottawa Region LGBTQ2+ Children & Youth

Kyle Canton et al

Implementation of a Sensory Toolkit at the Albert Children’s Hospital Emergency Department for Children with Autism Spectrum

Ceilidh Kinlin


Helmet Use in Under 18s in Magog

Claudia Nuncio- Naud, Stephanie Lenet, Sarah Masson


Creation and Dissemination of Education Tools on Bronchiolitis and Respiratory Viruses

Pierre-Philippe Piché-Renaud


The Manitoba Baby Box Initiative: Pilot Project

Breagh Kennedy

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