The Allied Health Professional Development Fund (AHPDF) is directed by a Steering Committee comprised of representatives of regulatory colleges and professional associations. The mandate of the Steering Committee is to ensure the success of the fund by guiding the design, development, implementation, eligibility and evaluation criteria of the AHPDF, and providing collaborative advice and guidance to the fund administrator.
Funding is allocated proportionally on a quarterly basis among the nine eligible health professions, corresponding to the number of registered members in each of the professions. Applications are processed in the order in which they are received. If the number of eligible applications exceeds the available funding for a health professional group in any quarter, any non-funded eligible applications from that group will be held until the end of the fiscal year (March 31) and may be reimbursed if funding is available.
Applications are evaluated using a scoring system directed by the Steering Committee based on on the following criteria:
- Clinically relevant professional development activities or activities that increase leadership skills
- First application in the funding year (subsequent applications will be held until the end of the funding year and may be considered if funding is available)
- Applicants currently employed and/or eligible to practice
The information provided by applicants is used to make funding decisions. Should a decision be disputed, the applicant must submit a written request for a reassessment of his or her application as soon as possible after the notification has been received.