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New $10,000 grant aims to support racialized communities

2021-05-10


(Mississauga, ON) The Foundation for Advancing Family Medicine (FAFM) is proud to announce the launch of the Racialized Communities Leadership Grant in Family Medicine. This new opportunity is offered through the FAFM’s Honours and Awards Program and is generously supported by our long-standing partners Scotiabank and MD Financial Management Inc. (MD).

The grant has a value of $10,000 and will be awarded annually to fund one initiative designed to enhance the delivery of primary care benefiting one or more racialized communities in Canada. The initiative must be led by a member of the College of Family Physicians of Canada who self-identifies as First Nations, Métis, Inuit, Black, or a member of another racialized community.

“As part of our commitment to enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in family medicine, we are pleased to offer this new grant opportunity,” says FAFM Chair of the Board Jeanette Boyd, MD, CCFP, FCFP. “We thank our partners for generously supporting the creation of this award that recognizes the need to deliver culturally safe health care to individuals in racialized communities and adds to our efforts to end systemic racism in family medicine.”

The support from Scotiabank and MD is part of their broader commitment to making a positive difference in the physician community and helping empower the next generation of physicians through continuing professional development opportunities, scholarships, and awards in family medicine.

“We’re proud to work alongside MD Financial Management in supporting the Racialized Communities Leadership Grant in Family Medicine to strengthen the health and medical support of racialized communities,” says Executive Vice President and Head, Canadian Wealth Management, Scotiabank, Alex Besharat. “Thanks to the Foundation for Advancing Family Medicine for recognizing programs that support health equality.”

The FAFM is accepting applications for this grant from May 10, 2021, to June 11, 2021. For more information about the grant and application process visit our web page at https://fafm.cfpc.ca/h-a/project-development-support-programs/.

The Racialized Communities Leadership Grant in Family Medicine will be presented during Family Medicine Forum on November 12, 2021, at the annual Awards Gala.

 

About the Foundation for Advancing Family Medicine

The Foundation for Advancing Family Medicine (FAFM) is the charitable arm of the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC). The FAFM is dedicated to advancing the discipline of family medicine through research, education initiatives, and service through philanthropy. Contributions to the FAFM fund numerous awards, grants, and scholarships to members of the CFPC, as well as initiatives that have a meaningful impact on improving patient care within Canada and internationally.
 

About Scotiabank

Scotiabank is a leading bank in the Americas. Guided by our purpose: “for every future,” we help our customers, their families and their communities achieve success through a broad range of advice, products and services, including personal and commercial banking, wealth management and private banking, corporate and investment banking, and capital markets. With a team of over 90,000 employees and assets of approximately $1.2 trillion (as at July 31, 2020), Scotiabank trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: BNS) and New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: BNS). For more information, please visit our website and follow us on Twitter @ScotiabankViews.
 

About MD Financial Management Inc.

With more than 50 years of physician-focused experience, MD Financial Management Inc. (MD) is dedicated to providing financial peace of mind to Canada’s physicians and their families, so they can enjoy what matters most to them while achieving their career and life goals. MD had more than $57 billion in assets under management as of April 8, 2021. MD Management Limited was the first of the MD Group of Companies to be founded, in 1969. MD Financial Management Inc. wholly owns or has a majority interest in its seven subsidiaries (the MD Group of Companies). It provides financial products and services, is the fund manager for the MD Family of Funds and offers investment counselling services. For a detailed list of the MD Group of Companies, visit md.ca.
 

FAFM contact

Name: Claudia Zuccato Ria
Title: Executive Director
Foundation for Advancing Family Medicine
Tel: 905-629-0900 ext. 440
Email: [email protected]
 

Scotiabank contact

Name: Katie O’Dell
Title: Director, Communications Global Wealth Management
Scotiabank / Global Communications
Tel: 647-472-5857
Email: [email protected]
 

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