Awareness and Promotion Grants - Call for Submissions

Sincere congratulations to those members who submitted a grant application to increase awareness and promotion of mental health wellbeing in our profession. Your creative and inspirational ideas made it hard to determine these winners:

Scott Martin, Mandi Ayers & Danielle Bruce: Hosting a “Kick the Crap Out of Mental Issues in Health Care” which invites World Shogun Karate Kickboxing Champion and mental health worker Martin Roberge to put on a seminar/fitness session for lab staff and health professional at Bulkley Valley District Hospital

Judy Tran, Janet Day & Roger Boyle: Creating a transformational event for lab staff and health professionals at Toronto General Hospital to include a Tree of Appreciation (notes of gratitude), and other promotional activities (free compliment recourses, posters, information pamphlets, Buttons with “Our Lab stands up to Mental Health Stigma” and so much more).


The Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science (CSMLS) is excited to offer clinical laboratories, health care organizations and accredited academic programs the opportunity to support awareness and promotion of mental health wellbeing in the medical laboratory profession (medical laboratory assistants/technicians (MLA) and medical laboratory technologists) through grant funding for:

  • a mental health awareness and promotional event,
  • creation and distribution of mental health product(s), and/or
  • advocacy efforts for mental health awareness.

Examples: Hold a mental health awareness party for your lab, create poster boards on mental health and place them in highly visible locations around your hospital and lab, hold a team meeting dedicated to mental health– invite a guest speaker for lunch, go to a mental health awareness campaign or event to advocate for improve mental health in the laboratory. Don’t forget to promote the value of your profession as well!

It is expected that the assistance received from these funds will help contribute to the mental health of medical laboratory professionals locally, provincially and/or nationally through promotion and awareness activities.

Funding: A total of two grants valued at $250.00 CAD each will be awarded.

Deadline: Monday September 11th 2017

Applications are now closed.

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