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Apply for a Sponsorship to Attend the 2017 Emerging Leaders Program!

March 22, 2017

As part of the 69th CVMA Convention to be held in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) will hold the 8th edition of the CVMA Emerging Leaders Program (ELP).

We would like to remind CVMA members who graduated within the last 10 years (2006 or later) to apply for a full sponsorship to participate in the 2017 Emerging Leaders Program (ELP). The Program helps Canadian veterinarians, technicians and technologists to identify and develop leadership skills while building a leadership network within the profession.

The eight-hour, two-part ELP workshop will be held on Thursday, July 13 and Friday, July 14, and will be facilitated by Dr. Rick DeBowes, co-founder of the AVMA Veterinary Leadership Experience.

Sponsored participants will receive the following:

  • Travel to and from Charlottetown, PEI
  • Two nights’ accommodation at the Delta Prince Edward Hotel
  • Eight-hour workshop with Dr. Rick DeBowes
  • Complimentary registration for the 2017 CVMA Convention (value $645)

Up to two sponsored participants per province will be selected.

We encourage you to take advantage of this generous opportunity made possible by Virox Animal Health.

Participants leave the ELP with rave reviews. Dr. Amanda Ahokas from the Fairfield Pet Clinic in Victoria, BC, said this about the program:
“The ELP helped me to challenge how I think every day. The main change I made since attending the program was trying to start each day with a positive intention. I try to maintain this outlook throughout my day and it has really improved my interactions with everyone around me.”                                      

More information about the Emerging Leaders Program can be found here.

If you would like to apply for sponsorship, please complete the application form and send it to Sarah Cunningham at by March 31, 2017.