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1. Program Mandate & Funding

Recruitment and Retention of Rehabilitation Science Professionals

The mandate of the RS Program is a direct reflection of the Vision and Mission of NOSM University – with the ultimate goal of a “healthier North ” through innovative education and research.  This work is guided by NOSM U’s Values, and seeks to increase the number of Rehabilitation Science Professionals with the leadership, knowledge and skills to practice in Northern Ontario, all the while:

  • Being socially accountable to the needs and the diversity of the populations of Northern Ontario
  • Actively involving Indigenous, Francophone, remote, rural and underserved communities
  • Leading and conducting research activities that positively impact the health of those living in Northern communities
  • Fostering a positive learning environment for learners, faculty, and staff
  • Achieving an integrated, collaborative approach to education, learning, and programming

Our Funding

Funding for the Rehabilitation Studies Stream (RSS) and Northern Studies Stream (NSS) program is provided through the Ontario Ministry of Health. Applicants are screened and evaluated for recruitment potential with consideration of the following dimensions:

  • Northern Ontario roots
  • Interest in pursuing work in Northern Ontario
  • Interest in working in a rural/remote setting
  • Interest in delivering health services to Francophone or Indigenous Peoples

This funding supports the travel and housing costs for learners to come to Northern Ontario to complete their placements, as well as the development and support of our preceptors and clinical community providing placements for learners.

Our partner universities include:

  • McMaster University
  • Queen’s University
  • l’Université d’Ottawa
  • University of Toronto
  • Western University