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    Rehabilitation Program Endowment Fund

    Enhancing awareness and understanding, and promoting excellence in rehabilitation.

Supporting key pillars in the Nova Scotia Rehabilitation Centre.


Grants will be awarded for special project funding based on the following criteria:


Applications are invited from the individuals or groups who work in the Rehabilitation Program associated with one of the four subprograms. These include Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) which includes Stroke and Traumatic Brain Injury, the Spinal Cord Injury/Neuro-Rehabilitation Program, the Musculoskeletal and Amputee Program and the Assistive Technology Program at the QEII.


Grants will be considered for initiatives that enhance awareness and understanding and promote excellence in rehabilitation. All grant applications must have manager’s written approval. There are three categories of equal importance. Grants will be awarded based on the Evaluating Committee’s recommendation. Funds are for one year and are not renewable. The categories are:

  1. Patient Care: Proposals will be considered that advance clinical care for patients in the Rehabilitation Program. Proposals may include and are not limited to the following:
    • Innovations in patient care
    • Team development
    • Infrastructure to support excellence in patient care
  2. Educational: Proposals may include and are not limited to the following:
    • Educational initiatives and events (speaker or conference)
    • Clinical studentships (up to 13 weeks at rates comparable to those approved by CIHR).
    • Educational materials for patients/families and/or staff
  3. Proposals may include and are not limited to the following:
    • Research studentships (up to 13 weeks at rates comparable to those approved by CIHR)
    • Operating or equipment costs for projects supervised by staff of the Rehabilitation Program

    Submission Deadline

    Friday, December 2nd, 2022

    Join the Rehabilitation Program Endowment Grants Committee

    If anyone is interested in being part of the Rehabilitation Program Endowment Grants Committee, please contact: Dr. Amra Saric or Cheri Gunn, Co-chairs at 473-1209.

    2022 Rehabilitation Program Endowment Grant

    Congratulations to the recipients of the Rehabilitation Endowment Grants for 2022. The QEII Foundation holds the Rehabilitation Endowment Grant that generates income annually. Since the inception of the Endowment 25 years ago, the QEII Foundation has granted over $790,000 for special projects.

    An adjudication committee consisting of Rehabilitation Program and QEII Foundation representatives reviewed twenty-one proposals this year awarding $101,905 for the following projects.

    Application Project Name Amount Awarded
    Kim Parker Assistive Technology Research/Clinical Studentship $4,253
    Rhonda Chisholm Ensuring a Comfortable Bed for Everyone $16,800
    Eve Tait Enhancing Team Functioning at the NSRAC with Simulation Learning $5,000
    Anthony Bernard A Step in the Right Direction - Offering Body Weight Support Training through an X-Y Ceiling Gantry Lift to Patient $28,879
    Anna Smallwood Medbridge: Better education, better care $1,084
    Anna Smallwood Vitaglide: gliding into pain-free fitness $5,749
    Dee Osmond
    Kimberley Offman
    Independent Feeding Devices $16,994
    Tony Trask Enhancing Accessibility in the Independent Living Suite $1,603
    Mike Rogez Saebo Mobile Arm Support $7,724
    Dr. Sherri Carter Cogmed Site License $2,818
    Korede Akindoju NS Rehab Physiotherapy Grant, Treadmill and Recumbent cycle $11,000
    Ready to help bring the Nova Scotia Rehabilitation Centre to the next level?

    This grant is available to individuals working in the rehabilitation program at the Nova Scotia Rehabilitation Centre which includes stroke, traumatic brain injury, the Amputee Program and the Assistive Technology Program.

    For more information, please submit to the form below or contact: tanya.manthorne@qe2foundation.ca.