Apply for Sponsorship

The Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) will hold the 10th edition of the CVMA Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) at the 2019 joint Congress between the World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) and the CVMA.

Generously sponsored by Virox Animal Health, the Program helps Canadian veterinarians, registered veterinary technicians/technologists and veterinary leaders/managers to identify and develop leadership skills while building a leadership network within the profession.

Highly Interactive!

The program is a highly interactive eight-hour workshop spread across two half-days. Participants are also invited to attend some of CVMA’s signature events including the CVMA Global Summit and the CVMA AGM and Awards Luncheon.

A full sponsorship to participate in the 2019 Emerging Leaders Program is open to all CVMA DVM members who graduated within the last 10 years (2008 or later).

The workshop will be held on Tuesday, July 16 and Wednesday, July 17, 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 Toronto, ON
  • Two nights’ accommodation at the Intercontinental Hotel
  • Eight-hour workshop with Dr. Rick DeBowes
  • Complimentary registration for the 2019 WSAVA/CVMA Congress (value $1300)
  • 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. Beth Cozens from the Fort Malden Animal Hospital in Amherstburg, ON, said this about the program: "The CVMA Emerging Leaders Program was a very inspiring experience. The leadership lecture component helped re-focus on the importance of a functional team and how putting significant effort into designing and supporting the desired workplace culture will develop a more functional and efficient team leading to improved workplace moral and client retention and compliance." 

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 1, 2019.