Annual funding from the Specialist Services Committee, a partnership between Doctors of BC and the Ministry of Health, allows us to provide financial support to physician-led projects. Funded projects provide opportunities to build relationships and effective communication across the physician community.

Projects address at least one of our priorities: physician wellness; physician engagement;  improvement of patient and provider’s experience of care; Indigenous health, planetary health, and equity, diversity and inclusion.

Small Steps, Big Idea

Small Steps, Big Idea funding provides $1,000 to $5,000 to selected applicants to develop concepts that meet VPSA criteria. Funding can be used for sessional payments, meals, venue costs, and speaker or consultant fees.

Current priority areas are wellness, engagement, patient and provider experience of care, Indigenous health, planetary health and equity, diversity and inclusion.

Submit your Small Steps, Big Idea application form to

Applications are reviewed following intake deadlines. Upcoming deadlines are January 31 and March 31, 2023. Decisions are made approximately three weeks following these dates.

Current Projects

Understanding Healthcare Provider and Patient Experiences with Emergency Department Suboxone - Phase 2

Bridging the Gaps in Palliative Care for Leukemia/Stem Cell Transplant Patients in BC

Enhancement of eXcellence in Care via Clinician Engagement and enLightenment (EXCCEL)

Groups of 5: Cascading addictions education for physicians

Perioperative Women’s Networking Group

Sustainable Anesthesia For the Environment (SAFE)

Type 1 Diabetes Adolescent Transition Framework Pilot - Phase 1 - Planning and Configuration

Creating a World Class Liver Transplant Program

Improving Interdepartmental Engagement

Previously Funded Projects