Diversity in Leadership Scholarship

Summer/Fall Iteration
Courses Eligible from July 1 to December 31, 2024
Applications Open: July 1, 2024
Application Deadline: September 9, 2024
Notification: September 16, 2024

Diversity in Leadership Scholarship

The Canadian Orthopaedic Association (COA) is committed to promoting access to leadership opportunities to develop and support underrepresented groups within the Canadian orthopaedic community.

In its seventh iteration and expansion, applicants may receive $500 up to $2000 CAD to attend a leadership course or conference of their choice. Applicants submitting their application to compete in the Top Prize of two $2000 CAD offers may signal this on the application form.

The scholarship is open to all COA membership, including residents, fellows, active surgeons and allied health professionals.

• Be a member in good standing of the Canadian Orthopaedic Association.
• Self-identify as an underrepresented group in Canadian orthopaedic leadership positions.
• Demonstrate applicability for developing leadership skills.
• Interest to attend national or international in-person or virtual courses, events or workshops lasting less than 3 months, valued less than $5,000 CAD.

Non-Eligible :
• National or international in-person or virtual courses, events or workshops lasting more than 3 months, valued more than $5,000 CAD.
• Applicants requesting financial aid to finalize current coursework.
• Applicants who have received funding in the last iteration awarded in February 2024.
• Incomplete applications submitted.

How to Apply:
Complete the Scholarship Application Form.
Please note that there are two pages to the application.
Applicants submitting their application for one of the two Top Prizes of $2000 CAD are invited to forward a Letter of Reference to chelsea@canorth.org.

Selection Process:
Scholarship recipients will be chosen by the COA Emerging Leaders Committee via blind review. All personal information, including but not limited to: name, sex, gender, race, geographical location, institutional affiliation will be omitted during the review. Information included in the review for consideration will be: personal essays capturing interest in leadership, career trajectory, course description and costs associated. The Top Prize applicants and winners are required to submit a letter or video of reference. The Selection Committee is composed of members from the COA Committee slate and invited colleagues.

A Note on Personal Information:
The COA is capturing the current member profile in order to better serve its membership. Personal information disclosed on the Scholarship Application Form are for internal matters only and will not be divulged to the public or Selection Committee.

Applicants may be invited to offer feedback on the course/event in the future for the COA Bulletin, Annual General Meeting or other communications.
Apply now!

A Message from DePuy Synthes

At DePuy Synthes, we have a powerful vision – to Keep People Moving. Movement is essential to how we experience life. When we move better, we feel better, we connect better – we live better. We have been committed to changing the trajectory of orthopaedic care for more than 125 years.

At DePuy Synthes, we are reimagining orthopaedics so we can Keep People Moving today and tomorrow.
Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
• At Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies (JJMDC), we believe new ideas can heal the world and profoundly change the trajectory of health for humanity.
• Leading the charge as we pave the way to a healthier future for everyone means recognizing the powerful opportunity that a culture of belonging offers us.
• Ultimately, a better and more inclusive way of working means we’ll continue to live up to our life-saving mission far into the future.
• For us, diversity isn’t just a moral imperative. It’s the lifeblood of our business and serves as the lens through which we evaluate everything we do going forward.
• View our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion here.

Fostering an Inclusive Culture
• Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, for us, is about advancing a culture where open hearts and minds combine to unleash the potential of the brilliant mix of people, in every corner of our organization, from every race, creed, ethnicity, gender, orientation, skill-set and ability.
• There is room for every person at JJMDC to use their unique experiences, gifts and backgrounds to spark solutions that lead to a better, healthier world.
• Inclusion at JJMDC is about creating a deep sense of belonging, where we all are valued, our ideas are heard, and we advance this culture for everyone.

Our Strategy
• Our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion strategy at JJMDC is grounded in three strategic pillars that will accelerate how we discover and deliver health and well-being solutions in an increasingly diverse world:
1. Advance Our Culture of Inclusion and Innovation;
2. Build a Diverse Workforce for Now and the Future; and
3. Use Our Role as a Leader in Healthcare to Drive Change

How DePuy Synthes puts Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion into practice:
• Member of the Orthopaedics Diverse Leadership Consortium, www.orthodiversity.org
• Launched a Women of Orthopaedics series – 100+ women profiled since 2020, shared externally on International Women’s Day 2021
• Partner with the AOFoundation and ACCESS Initiative to include more diversity in Orthopaedics
• Offer webinars on Healthcare Inequities and Women in Surgery
• Created programs to recruit diverse talent