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Professional Practice - Continuing Education & Professional Development


The following educational funding opportunities are available:


The Nursing Leadership Bursary

Established in 2017 through the generosity of Fay Lim-Lambie, the bursary supports the professional education and development of leaders in a Clinical Manager role at Mackenzie Health.  The Nursing Leadership Bursary supports the selected Clinical Managers to attend the annual Nursing Leadership Network (NLN) of Ontario conference held each year.  The NLN conference seeks to inspire, promote, and influence nursing leaders and nursing leadership through innovation, integration and collaboration.  Click here for the application


Allison Zeppieri Endowment Fund

The Allison Zeppieri Endowment Fund was established in memory of Allison Zeppieri, a charming young woman with extraordinary potential who was deeply cherished by family and friends. To honour her life in perpetuity, this endowed fund awards annually, one or two educational bursaries to nurses or allied health professionals of the mental health program at Mackenzie Health to support the advancement of their clinical skills and implementation of best practices in caring for mental health patients in our community. The award is a representation of the Zeppieri Family’s dedication to supporting exceptional, compassionate and patient-centered care of all mental health patients, all in memory of their beloved Allison. Click here for the application


The William F. Bell Bursary

Seeking to celebrate a life of dedication to his community, friends and family of the late William F. Bell, former Mayor of the Town of Richmond Hill, established the William F. Bell Endowment Fund at Mackenzie Health.  The bursary is awarded annually to a nurse or allied health professional in the Mackenzie Health Intensive Care or Nephrology Units to fund enhanced learning opportunities in their clinical field. Click here for the application


Jean Doig Nursing Education Bursary

The Jean Doig Nursing Education Fund was established by friends and family of Jean Doig in 1975, shortly after her death, as a lasting memory of her contribution to Mackenzie Health.  Jean Doig graduated in 1961 from Toronto East General. She was hired as a staff nurse on the 4th floor when Mackenzie Health opened. Jean held a variety of positions including Head Nurse Obstetrics, Nursing Supervisor, and she worked in Occupational Health.  This bursary fund is awarded to nurses seeking to obtain their C.N.S specialty certification or recertification. Click here for the application


Kathy Anne Warner, RN Memorial Bursary

Kathy Anne Warner was a registered nurse and team leader in the Mackenzie Health Emergency from the time she graduated in 1972 until her untimely passing in 2009. As the longest serving nurse in the history of the department, Kathy was widely admired by her peers, physicians and her patients for her compassion and professionalism and her dedication to the highest level of patient care at all times. Kathy was committed to constantly upgrading and improving her skills and always felt she was a better nurse as a result.  She encouraged her peers to continuously advance their skills.  The Kathy Anne Warner Memorial Bursary was established by her family to honour her love of her profession and her commitment to being an exceptional emergency room nurse.  The bursary is awarded to one or more Mackenzie Health emergency department nurses who have been with the organization for at least one and a half years full-time. Click here for the application


Kathleen Heslin Interprofessional Bursary Award

Kathleen Heslin was the Chief Executive Nurse Executive and Chief Practice Officer at Mackenzie Health from 2006 to 2009. Kathleen exemplified outstanding and innovative leadership qualities. She consistently developed processes with health professionals to foster knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for current and future health professionals to work in collaborative practices. The bursary encourages nurses and other interprofessionals to focus on making an impact on patient care by supporting knowledge-based practice guidelines.  The bursary is open to all regulated health disciplines to support ongoing professional development. Click here for the application


Mahyar Moridi Bursary

In memory of their son, Mahyar Moridi, Richmond Hill M.P.P. Reza Moridi and his wife Pari established the Mahyar Moridi Bursary designated to support the professional education and development of an eligible nurse or allied health professional at Mackenzie Health. Awarded annually, this special tribute to their beloved son is a reflection of the Moridi family’s dedication to support of the advancement of health care in our community through innovation, education and research.  Click here for the application

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