Collaborative Education Fund (CEF)


The MLPAO Collaborative Education Fund (CEF) provides support and sponsorship for professional development initiatives that positively impact and enhance the skills and knowledge of medical laboratory professionals. Support from the CEF is available to organizations and groups by application to the MLPAO. 

A total funding pool of $4,000 ($1,000 each quarter) will be made available annually by the MLPAO for events that are held in the province of Ontario. Every effort will be made to distribute the funding among the eight Districts of Ontario. The maximum funds available for each individual event will be $500.

Allied Health Professional Development Fund

HealthForceOntario provides financial support for Ontario’s allied health professionals through the Allied Health Professional Development Fund (AHPDF). Members of nine eligible allied health professions are able to apply for as much as $1,500 this funding year (April 1, 2019 to March 31, 2020) in education grants for completed professional development courses, conferences, and workshops. 

Visit for more information about the Allied Health Professional Development Fund, including information about the application process, program eligibility requirements, deadlines, and more. Questions and comments about the program should be directed to Please note that funding is not guaranteed.

Electronic Health Library 

To further support professional development, the Allied Health Professional Development Fund has invested in a multi-year subscription to an Electronic Health Library (EHL) hosted by EBSCO. This library gives practicing members of the allied health professions access to the most recent health care literature to help determine the best approach to evidence-based practice. 

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