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CPSA Healthier Albertan Grant – Submit an expression of intent before Dec. 15

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In the Community, November Messenger 2022 | Posted November 10, 2022
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While CPSA’s work differs from that of our regulated members, we share the same goal—contributing to the health and wellness of Albertans. The CPSA Healthier Albertan Grant was designed to support just that, distributing a total of $5 million to Alberta-based physicians, physician assistants, organizations and other individuals who are doing research, launching an initiative or planning a project that aligns with at least one of CPSA’s strategic directions and will benefit the health of Albertans or improve their care.

While funding proposals aren’t due until Feb. 28, 2023, all interested organizations and individuals must submit an expression of intent no later than Dec. 15, 2022, outlining their interest in submitting a proposal.


Who can apply?

All eligible Alberta-based organizations and/or individuals with a project, initiative and/or research that will benefit the health of Albertans or improve their care are encouraged to apply. We value enhanced partnerships, so collaborations at ANY level are strongly encouraged.


How do I apply?

  1. Download and carefully read the Request for Proposal (RFP) to learn about the CPSA Healthier Albertan Grant
  2. Read the Principles section in the RFP to check eligibility and fund allocation guidance
  3. Submit your expression of intent no later than Dec. 15, 2022
  4. Submit your questions by Jan. 4, 2023 (optional)
  5. Submit your proposal before Feb. 28, 2023

Once you submit your expression of intent, you can submit any questions regarding your proposal and the grant before Jan. 4, 2023. CPSA will respond to all questions received from organizations and/or individuals who have submitted an expression of intent by Jan. 18, 2023.

Please refer to the “Submission Requirements” section of the RFP for more information about submissions.


Where did the funding come from?

From 2012–2016, CPSA collected $150 from each regulated member as part of their annual renewal with the intent to purchase or build a new office space to accommodate CPSA’s growing team. However, with favourable lease rates in 2018, Council decided to continue leasing in downtown Edmonton until at least 2029 and use a portion of CPSA’s Building Fund Reserve towards operations for 2022.

In 2020, Council sought feedback from the profession to help decide what to do with the remaining money that had grown to over $9 million with interest from investments. Ultimately, $4.7 million was used towards operations, thereby creating a one-time annual fee reduction for all practising Alberta physicians in independent practice for 2022, which has been completed. Following that, Council approved allocating $5 million to support programs, initiatives and/or research to benefit Albertans.

In 2022, the CPSA Building Fund Initiatives Working Group presented the recommendation to establish a grant program―the CPSA Healthier Albertan Grant, which Council approved at their September 2022 meeting.


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