Nutrition Tips Winter 2015

Children who have meals with their family not only eat better and are healthier; they learn to socialize and do better in school. Family meals give a time and place to keep up with what is going on with everyone, help each other out, and tell family stories. Enjoying family meals help to keep food in its place as only one of life's great pleasures. Pay attention to the food and enjoy it when it is time to eat, forget about it between times. A rushed morning without breakfast can make eating well challenging. Try these quick breakfast ideas: A long afternoon commute can make eating well challenging. Pack a snack for the afternoon before your ride so you aren’t over hungry when you get home. Healthy food choices at home and at school can help students do better in school and be healthier over all. Part of learning about healthy eating is practicing. If your children’s’ school does not teach food preparation, ask your school administration how you can help to support offering classes. Snack foods like chips, candy, and pop fill children up, but don’t supply any of the nutrition they need to grow and learn. These foods should not be offered in school. Help the school community council and school administration in your children’s school to promote healthy foods in the school.

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Student Education Bursaries 

Medical Student Bursaries

Qualified Medical students can apply for up to $100,000 in educational bursaries from Sun Country Health Region ($25,000/yr over 4 years). Approved bursaries are in exchange for a return-for-service agreement up to four years fulltime in a location specified by SCHR (1 year per $25,000 bursary).  Third and fourth year medical students planning to enter Family Medicine and PGY1 & PGY2 Family Medicine residents are eligible to apply. FM residents taking an "R3" program in anesthesia, general surgery or OB/Gyn may also be eligible.

Contact Recruitment at 306-842-8320 or for details and application form.

Other "Hard to Recruit" Student Bursaries

We are accepting bursary applications from students enrolled full-time in the current academic year in programs listed below:


     Registered Nurse                                   Occupational Therapy (Masters)             Electrician*

     Registered Psychiatric Nurse                 Physical Therapy *(Masters)                   Plumber*

     Nurse Practitioner                                  Speech Language Pathologist                 Accountant

     Pharmacist                                             Medical Lab Technologist*                       Ultrasound Tech

     Primary Care Paramedic                        Medical Radiation Technologist*             HIMP

     Advanced Care Paramedic                    Combined Lab/Xray Technologist*                                      


Students registered in eligible programs above may apply for one (1) educational bursary per fulltime academic year. 

New employees who have completed the Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) program and are currently working as an EMR for SCHR are eligible for a one-time $1000.00 bursary. 

Bursaries are awarded through a selection process.  Not all applications are approved. 

Bursary applicants are required to provide a Return in Service (RIS) to the former Sun Country Health Region (SCHR) if awarded bursary funds.  Return in Service is per the terms on pages 3-4 of this document.

Bursary funds are considered taxable income and are issued in Canadian currency.

*Those who are current employees and eligible for CUPE Employment Strategy funding must first apply to the CUPE Employment Strategy Funding (duplicate funding not permitted).  Details at


To Apply for Bursaries

Complete the appropriate Bursary Application (available at the bottom of this page) and return to .

Please submit your properly completed application with all required documents (including confirmation of enrollment) as early as possible to avoid processing delays and to ensure timely consideration (applications should be submitted prior to the start of your program year).  Applications received after completion of your educational program will not be considered. 

Please note that not all applications will be approved. Applications will be assessed on an individual basis and may be limited to such factors as projected supply/demand for the profession and available bursary funds.  Preference may be given to those who are willing to work in rural communities.