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Paediatric Resident Advocacy Grant

Established in 2004, Paediatric Resident Advocacy 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 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:

  • Led by a resident or medical student in Canada.
  • Community-based with the possibility of being replicated in other communities. Community-based projects develop broad, collaborative community partnerships for the initiation of child and youth health projects. Partners may include grassroots associations, parents, faith-based groups, local businesses, local public health service agencies, non-governmental health agencies, and hospitals.
  • Is 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 of the program.
  • Justifies the need for funding.
  • Follows the ethical guidelines of the CPS as outlined in the CPS Code of Ethics

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.

Submissions - New Deadline for 2019

Project/proposals must be submitted by October 31, 2019 using the online application form and must include:

Past recipients


Education Without Borders Initiative

Syeda Abbas


The Manitoba Baby Box Initiative: Pilot Project

Breagh Kennedy


Early obesity prevention program in preschool aged children in lower socioeconomic status

Hilarie Garland


Maskwacis Pediatric Resident Outreach Clinic

Megan Fowler, Jessica Nicoll, Daniela Migliarese Isaac


Service de pédiatrie sociale de Sherbrooke

Francis Livernoche

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