Event/Initiative Sponsorship Grants

Are you hosting an event/initiative that benefits medical students and/ or your community? Well OMSA is here to help! We will be accepting sponsorship requests twice a year, with the 2020-2021 deadlines being:

  • Sunday, August 30th, 2020 at 11:59 pm
  • Sunday, January 17th, 2021 at 11:59 pm

For more information about the available pools of money and the types of events that we sponsor, please see the official OMSA Sponsorship Policy here

To apply, please submit your application using this google form.

You can direct any questions or concerns to Rae at finance@omsa.ca

 

Selection Criteria

School Specific Funding: Each application will be blinded by the OMSA VP Finance before being distributed to members of the OMSA Grants Committee (which is made up of rotating members of OMSA Council). Each application will be marked by at least two separate individuals using the below rubric.  Every effort will be made so that OMSA Council members are not marking the applications of students from their home school. A final average mark will be calculated for each application by the VP Finance and the final winners will be selected based on their scores. The OMSA VP Finance, in collaboration with the Grants Committee, will allocate the $500 of funding/ per school based on the number of top ranked submissions, the budget of the submissions, and the distribution of OPAC funding.   

OPAC Funding: The OMSA VP Finance will send blinded applications to the OMSA VP Advocacy and their OPAC committee. They will then select the initiatives they wish to support and allocate funding accordingly.        

                                                                                                                         

August 2020 Sponsorship Grant Recipients

McMaster 

  • ArtVocacy Initiative 

  • iCAN Mentorship 

  • McMaster Medical School Anti-Black & Anti-Indigenous Racism work 

NOSM 

  • Altitude Healthcare Mentoring 

  • Peer Support Network Program 

Ottawa

  • Anti-Black Racism & Equity, Diversity, Inclusion (EDI) Calls to Action

  • Black Medical Student Association 

  • Heart 2 Heart: International Healthcare Relief (H2H)

Queens

  • Racial Diversity in Skin Presentations 

  • The Diversity Mentorship Program 

  • ​Anti-Oppression in Curricular Project

Toronto 

  • The Black Health Series 

Western

  • BIPOC Women’s Health Network: Postpartum Care for Black Mothers & Medical Student Training Workshop

  • The Schulich Anti-Racism Student Initiative