The Allied Health Professional Development Fund (AHPDF) provides grants for professional development activities which enhance skill, knowledge, practice, and service delivery. The maximum amount of grant funding for any professional in any funding year is $1,500. Applicants who did not receive $1,500 in the previous fiscal year will be given priority for funding. Funding is not guaranteed.
Applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:
- be an audiologist, speech-language pathologist, dietitian, medical laboratory technologist, medical radiation technologist, occupational therapist, pharmacist, physiotherapist, or respiratory therapist (other professions are not eligible)
- be registered with their Ontario regulatory college when they are participating in the professional development activity
- be currently practicing or eligible to practice in their profession in Ontario
- not be employed outside of Ontario
- not have received AHPDF grants totalling $1,500 in the current funding year
Grants are to be used to pay for all or part of tuition costs, conference or workshop registration fees related to professional development activities that increase knowledge and skill. The professional development expenses must meet the following eligibility criteria:
- be one of the following expenses: tuition costs, workshops, or conference registration fees
- not be one of the following expenses: fees for exams, membership, or subscription; or costs not related to tuition or fees, such as books, tapes, travel, salary replacement, meals, accommodation
- be completed between April 1, 2016 and March 31, 2017
The total amount of the grant received is subject to income tax. Recipients of funding from the Allied Health Professional Development Fund are issued T4A tax information in accordance with the Income Tax Act. The T4A form outlines the total funding issued during the calendar year. This information is reported to the Canada Revenue Agency. The T4A forms for the 2016 calendar year will be sent to recipients of funding by the end of February 2017. For information about Canadian income tax law please contact the Canada Revenue Agency at www.cra-arc.gc.ca.
Applicants must submit an application within 90 days of the completion date of the course/professional development activity or by March 31, 2017, whichever date comes first.
- Applications postmarked after March 31, 2017 are ineligible for funding in the 2016/2017 fiscal year
- Faxed information is marked by the fax machine as it is received. Faxed applications received after midnight on March 31, 2017 are ineligible (if at any time the fax lines are busy, e-mail or mail the application prior to March 31, 2017)
- Funding is not guaranteed.
- Late and/or incomplete applications will be declined. No exceptions will be made.
- Declined applications cannot be resubmitted.
- Applications from employers will not be accepted.
- Applications must be submitted using the application form currently posted on this website (applications submitted using outdated application forms will not be accepted).
- Only completed and signed application forms will be accepted. All fields of the application form, including the College Registration Number and the Social Insurance Number, must be completed. The application form must be signed by hand (typewritten signatures are not acceptable).
- The applicant is required to keep copies of the application form, supporting documents, and a fax confirmation, sent email, or courier/registered mail receipt for their records to confirm their submission.