TD Bank Financial Group and The Health Foundation announced the recipients of the Fall Education Awards for 2018 on January 9, 2019. Applications are considered twice each year and awards are given each spring and fall. 25 successful applicants received $27,185.50 this past fall. In total there were 40 successful applicants in 2018; awards totaled $40,900.
Annually, The Health Foundation and TD Bank award at least $24,000 a year to help further the training and education of healthcare staff in east central Saskatchewan. TD Bank contributes $12,000 annually to fund 50% of the awards.
This is the 18th consecutive year TD has partnered with The Health Foundation, making a very significant investment in local healthcare through this education program. This brings the total contribution of TD Bank Financial Group to $194,000 for the Education Awards. Since this education program began there have been 448 awards totaling $418,375.
“TD Bank is committed to investing in the future of this region by helping to ensure that nurses and other caregivers have access to funds to upgrade their skills and further their education,” said Les Arnelien, Branch Manager with TD Canada Trust. “We are pleased that TD is presenting seven (7) awards today: five are in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program; one is taking Speech Language Pathology; and, one is taking the Licensed Practical Nurse program.
These awards will help the individuals pursue their education aspirations and improve their clinical skills and the knowledge they bring to their job working with patients.”
The recipients of TD Bank Financial Group’s scholarship awards are:
The recipients of The Health Foundation’s scholarship awards are:
The Recipients of The Health Foundation’s Conference and Workshop awards are:
The Health Foundation is also providing $3,000 in funding for a two-day Workshop in Yorkton. The workshop will bring in trainers to provide specific education and skill training for LPNs and EMTs working within the former Sunrise Health Region. The training will allow employees to stay current in nursing knowledge during traumas and life threatening incidents. These courses have not been previously provided in the area.
The courses are designed to prepare health professionals for a cardiac event & Pediatric Emergency Assessment Recognition and Stabilization. Staff from throughout the region will be able to participate in the workshop.
The Health Foundation is also providing $1,564 to purchase two of the Quik-Combo 12-lead Patient Simulators for training purposes. These simulators are necessary to continue teaching the ACLS (Advanced Cardio Life Support) and PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support) recertification courses in Yorkton. The existing simulators are no longer working correctly.
The Health Foundation's Scholarship Fund was launched in 2002 with a generous contribution and a long-term commitment from TD Bank Financial Group. That partnership continues and each year The Health Foundation and TD Bank Financial Group announced the recipients of the awards for the current year.
Applications are considered twice each year and awards are given each spring and fall. The Scholarship Fund awards approximately $24,000 a year to help further the training and education of health care staff in east central Saskatchewan. The TD Bank Financial Group contributes $10,000 annually to help fund the awards.
The Health Foundation is a funder of last resort for education. Staff are advised to contact the Sunrise Health Region Education Co-ordinator for information about other funding sources for education.