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Educational Funding

Learning occurs in many ways. The Health Centre supports employee participation in external learning opportunities when it can - processes to access support vary from team to team and requests should be made directly with the manager. In all situations, identifying learning needs and goals is part of a performance development process. Funding opportunities may then be identified that support these goals.

The following list outlines current formal funding programs:

  • Tuition Loan Program – interest free loans to regular employees to cover tuition costs
  • Conference Presentation Award – funds to support employees and IWK trainees to present health centre research at national and international conferences
  • Clinical Program Funding – available for employees in Children’s Health, Women’s and Newborn Health and Mental Health and Addictions
  • Ruby Blois Scholarship – an academic scholarship available for graduate studies in nursing
  • Margaret Ferguson Award – funds education for nurses working in women’s and newborn health


In all situations there are specific processes for accessing funding. Employees should discuss these with the direct supervisor or manager.

For more information on funding programs at the IWK Health Centre please contact:

Mary Thibeault, Manager of Learning & Development