Resident Advocacy Initiatives
Advocacy is recognized as one of the key components of medical education, as outlined in CanMEDs. To support this the Residents Section started the National Resident Advocacy Project to give residents hands-on experience in the Health Advocate role and to raise awareness about critical children and youth health issues.
The Section has also created a web page to highlight trainee-led advocacy projects happening across Canada. This allows for easier access and sharing of information and resources amongst residents and medical students.
Through the Paediatric Resident Advocacy Grant, Healthy Generations offers up to $10,000 to support paediatric residents in developing, planning and implementing a community-based research or advocacy project in child and youth health.
Visit CPS Advocacy Centre for current public policy issues, factsheets and toolkits.