Post-graduate studies, ongoing learning, research studies and program evaluation and knowledge translation activities generally require additional costs that are not included in an organization’s day to day operating expenses. Funding for education, research and knowledge translation activities is available to respiratory therapists through the RTSO and from a variety of resources. There are also tutorial resources available to provide guidance in writing grants and other types of proposals.

RTSO Funding Awards 2017-18

Abbvie Anaesthesia Assistant Advanced Practice Education Award

Thanks to an unrestricted educational grant from AbbVie Canada, the RTSO is able to offer a $5,000 award for an Anaesthesia Assistant Advanced Practice Education Award, as part of the Advanced Practice Award process, to be presented at the Better Breathing 2018 Conference in Toronto ON, January 26, 2018. Applications must be RECEIVED by November 24, 2017.

Other Funding Awards Available to Respiratory Therapists

Ontario Lung Association Ontario Respiratory Care Society

Canadian Lung Association Canadian Respiratory Health Professionals

( refer to website for details:

  • Research Grants
  • Research Fellowship Awards
  • Knowledge Translation Awards

Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR) Funding

Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care Research Unit

Allied Health Professional Development Fund

  • Up to $1500 annually for professional development courses and programs.

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