CancerCare Manitoba
Professional Development Opportunities

Professional Development in Community Oncology

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Are you a Health Care Professional affiliated with the Community Oncology Program, or a family physician / nurse practitioner in Primary Care practice within Manitoba?

This is YOUR opportunity to:

  • Pursue one- two weeks of Oncology & Blood disorders individualized study/training, OR
  • Apply for funding for an oncology course / conference.

The 2017-18 competition will open August 1, 2017.

Submit your application online at https://www.surveymonkey.

Deadline to apply is November 10th, 2017

For more information, please contact Jill Sutherland, Professional Development Coordinator, Community Oncology Program at (204) 784-0226.

The Community Oncology Program is pleased to offer Professional Development opportunities; previously known as Community Oncology Scholarships. These awards are designed for health professionals affiliated with Community Oncology Program and to family physicians and nurse practitioners in primary care practice within Manitoba who would like to enhance their knowledge and skills in cancer care and blood disorders in order to better serve the needs of their community.

Eligible areas include, but are not limited to:

  • prevention, screening and early detection, treatment, management and follow-up
  • pain and symptom management
  • chemotherapy and central lines (CVAI) care
  • end-of-life care
  • psychosocial/ spiritual and supportive care

Continuing Education Credits

Recipients may apply to their professional organization for credits. Family Physicians may apply for self-learning credits from the College of Family Physicians of Canada.

Procedure for Application


Call for applications will open on August 1, 2017


Interested applicants should complete an application online at

Deadline to apply is November 10th, 2017

Selection of Recipients

Preference will be given to strong applicants who:

  • have been in their positions for 1 year or more
  • show evidence of a sincere and enthusiastic interest in cancer care/blood disorders
  • describe clear and realistic learning objectives in their application

Expectations and Benefits

All recipients will be encouraged to:

  • Commit to serve as a cancer care resource to their own community or practice group at the end of the Traineeship for a minimum of 2 years.
  • Family physicians and nurse practitioners who are successful applicants will be asked to commit to accepting the referral of a minimum of six new cancer patients needing a family physician over the twelve months following the completion of their traineeship. This will assist in the challenge of linking patients with new primary care providers who lack one.

CancerCare Manitoba Foundation (CCMF) provides grant funding. Recipients will receive salary compensation or course / Conference registration fees. Other expenses may be funded with prior approval.

If you have any questions please contact
Jill Sutherland
Professional Development Coordinator
CC33-825 Sherbrook Street
Winnipeg MB R3A 1M5
Phone: (204) 784-0226