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Northern Canada Awards Program

Northern communities face significant barriers in access to animal health and veterinary care.

With Veterinarians Without Borders goal to increase knowledge of animal care and science in northern communities we are launching our awards program to support northern residents in pursuing animal- and one-health related studies.

The Access to Care awards program is currently accepting applications.

The Northern Animal Health Initiative aims to create sustainable and community-driven access to animal care in remote communities that have limited access to resources. By supporting residents to pursue animal related learning opportunities, we hope increase the knowledge in these communities, enabling further access to care.

The program is made up of the following components:

The program is accessible to people living in northern Canada, with priority given to Indigenous candidates.

Online career fair

To grow knowledge for the opportunities around animal care education and growing access for individuals in the territories, Veterinarians Without Borders will offer career fair sessions upon request for any high school classes in the territories. We will bring together a panel of different animal-related and one-health professionals  to share their school and career journeys, and answer student questions.

Sessions will be provided through zoom and can be requested by a school representative. Email info@vetswithoutborders.ca with your request and please include with preferred types of careers to be represented.

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AWARDS

We are currently closed for applications. The next application period will happen in Spring 2023. Fill in the form below to be notified directly.

Scholarships

We will provide a $10,000 for a northern veterinary student, with priority given to Indigenous candidates.

We are currently closed for applications. The next application period will happen in Spring 2023.

Bursaries

Our bursaries will provide northern residents $5,000 to put towards animal- or one-health related diplomas or certificates with the expectation that skills benefit northern communities. Five bursaries are available annually.

Included but not limited to:

  • Veterinary Technologist
  • Veterinary Assistant
  • Animal behaviour
  • Pre-veterinary science
  • Wildlife biology
  • Animal care services
  • Dog training

We are currently closed for applications. The next application period will happen in Spring 2023.

Pet First Aid Training


Online pet first aid training with an accompanying first aid kit will be available for applicants living in current Veterinarians Without Borders partnership communities of the Northern Animal Health Initiative. Ten registrations are available annually.

We are currently closed for applications. The next application period will happen in Spring 2023.

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