James Bay Bursaries

The James Bay Bursary was set up by a group of physicians from across Canada who lived and worked in the communities along the western James Bay region from 2013-2018. The physicians taught and mentored many medical students and residents including aboriginal learners, and had the opportunity to learn about First Nations culture, teachings, and history. The extensive inequities experienced by this population which we witnessed in our day to day work inspired the James Bay Bursary, which we hope will provide opportunities for a new generation of indigenous learners to pursue careers in healthcare.

James Bay Bursaries

These bursaries will be distributed annually to Indigenous students from James Bay communities (Attawapiskat, Fort Albany, Kashechewan, Moose Factory and Moosonee) who are attending post-secondary institutions with demonstrated financial need.

Awards Criteria

Awards Category: Post-Secondary
Deadlines: August 1, November 1, February 1
Program of Study: Any
Level of Study: Any
Indigenous Affiliation: Any
Other: Preference given to Indigenous students from James Bay communities (Attawapiskat, Fort Albany, Kashechewan, Moose Factory and Moosonee).