CCANS Bursary: Taking Applicants NOW!

For over 30 years CCANS has been committed to helping fund and facilitate education sessions for front line workers in the Long Term Care. From GPA to international educator Teepa Snow, CCANS has brought our membership the best educators from around the world to ensure Nova Scotians have access to the very best standards of care.

This year we further our commitment to investing in education by issuing a bursary to an individual who is pursuing a diploma or a degree in a field of study related to long term care.

We will be issuing a $3,000 bursary for March 1, 2016 and another $3,000 bursary for  August 1, 2016.


The submission deadline for the first round of bursaries is noon February 8 ,2016, the second deadline for cursory submissions will be June 1, 2016. Candidates may submit for either bursary, submissions received for the first round will also be eligible and entered for the second round.


We do not have any restrictions on “health related” field we consider all disciplines important regardless if your focus is social work, mental health,  commerce, physical therapy, musical therapy, continuing care assistant or nursing (RN/LPN).


Candidates must meet the following criteria:

1)    Must be currently enrolled in a post secondary program with a focus in LTC

2)    Must have 100 hours of work, volunteer or co-op experience in a care setting


Please submit:

1)    a resume with an attached cover letter (500 words max) detailing the qualities that make you a good candidate for the long term care field.

2)    A 1,200 word essay on any one of the following subjects

a)    Memoir of your experience working/volunteering in a care setting

b)    Value of long term care in NS and future trends in provincial health care

c)     How you can make a difference in our provincial health care system.

d)    Discuss the current state of our long term care system?


Please E-mail all submissions to