January 18, 2018

MCFD Funding Update

Thank you to everyone who has applied for funding for professional development support. We received an overwhelming number of applications and have assigned funding to support therapists at agencies throughout the province and the professions (OT, PT, SLP). All funding has now been assigned with preference given to therapists who serve rural, remote and/or indigenous agencies.


January 12, 2018

Therapy BC Website survey

We are hoping that you can help us to inform the process of revamping the existing TherapyBC website.

The intention of the TherapyBC website is to provide clinicians and employers with resources that will support their ability to provide services to the children and families served through MCFD funded therapy programs.

You are invited to provide feedback on the current site and suggestions for improvement.

Please take the survey that is most appropriate to your current position:

Survey for employers

Survey for clinicians

We would like to receive feedback on or before February 1, 2018 so that we are able to incorporate it into our planning. Thank you for your assistance.


December 19, 2017

MCFD Funding to attend BC Physio Forum 2018

Funding is available for 3 physiotherapists working in MCFD funded agencies to attend the BC Physio Forum on March 3, 2018 (travel, accommodation, registration fee). Contact your Agency for details. Click here for the application form.

Deadline for applications is January 12, 2018



MCFD Funding to attend the CAOT Annual Conference 2018 in Vancouver

Funding is available for 3 occupational therapists working in MCFD funded agencies to attend the CAOT Annual Conference on June 20 – 23, 2018 (travel, accommodation, registration fee). Contact your Agency for details. Click here for the application form.

Deadline for application is January 12, 2018



MCFD Pediatric funding for Professional Development

Funding is available for speech language pathologists, occupational therapists, and physiotherapists working in MCFD funded agencies to cover registration fees for professional development courses (in-person or on-line). Contact your Agency for details. Click here for the application form.

Applications will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis until March 31, 2018 or until the monies are used up, whichever comes first.




November 10, 2017

Pediatric Therapy Recruitment and Retention Strategy Update

We are pleased to share that one-time only funding has been allocated for the development and implementation of a targeted pediatric therapy recruitment strategy to address recruitment and retention challenges facing the occupational therapy (OT), physiotherapy (PT) and speech-language pathology (SLP) professions. The Physiotherapy Association of British Columbia (PABC) was the successful proponent following a Request for Proposal. The contract period is from August 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018.

The strategy is focusing on recruiting and retaining paediatric therapists, including hard-to recruit areas, rural and remote communities, and Indigenous communities. The intent is to reduce the number of vacant therapy positions in MCFD funded agencies, and to fill newly created therapy positions associated with recent funding increases directed to Early Intervention Therapy and School-Aged Therapy programs.

As part of this initiative, promotional materials and professional development opportunities (online and in-person) are being developed. PABC, as the contractor for this project, will be reaching out directly to some of you and posting information on this site over the next few months.

This is a very exciting initiative and we look forward to sharing these materials and opportunities with all of you.

Sincerely,

MCFD Pediatric Therapy Initiative