Updated: Mar 20, 2019
HealthForceOntario provides financial support for nine regulated health professional groups through the Allied Health Professional Development Fund (AHPDF). The purpose of the fund is to develop clinical skills and enhance knowledge and leadership capacity among allied health professionals.*
There were 406 successful Medical Laboratory Technologist (MLT) applicants that received a total allocation of funding in the amount of $421,827 for 2017 – 2018!
The Current Issue!
With the current provincial government’s agenda, there has been talk that programs like the AHPDF may be discontinued. All nine allied health professions (audiologists, speech language pathologists, dietitians, medical laboratory technologists, medical radiation technologists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, pharmacists and respiratory therapists) making up over 55,000 of Ontario’s front-line health care professionals have been meeting over the past several weeks. We have been discussing and gathering solid evidence of the importance of this fund. The end purpose being a joint message that we can lobby the government with on your behalf. With one strong voice of we can show how this fund contributes to the critical role you play in the healthcare systems and ultimately positive patient outcomes. Finalization of the joint message is being conducted immediately and meeting with government representatives are in the works.
Our job is to be the voice for you and fight for this very important fund. We also want to ensure we provide you any updates on the outcomes of our lobbying efforts.
We need your help!
We are looking for stories of how this fund has helped you with your professional development and ultimately positive patient outcomes (directly or indirectly)! Please send your story to firstname.lastname@example.org to help us show the government the positive impact this fund makes with your career.
If you have done any continuing education from April 2018 to March 29th, 2019 please submit your application to the AHPDF before the March 31st deadline. CLICK HERE for eligibility and application of the fund. #LABCHAT #AHPDF #MLT #CE #KEEPTHEFUND