blood-drop-2-menManitoba Chapter members interested in applying for sponsorship will send a letter describing their interest, how they will meet the selection criteria below and how they intend to use the training to serve the membership.  Letter can be sent by email to or mailed into the office by Wednesday, March 15th.

The CHS will be sponsoring up to three individuals from each chapter, including the chapter National Board representative, to participate in the Advocacy track of the Community Engagement Workshops taking place in conjunction with Rendez-vous, on Saturday, May 27 from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm.

This session is designed to be complementary to the advocacy workshops being offered regionally in 2016-17. The keynote speaker will be Brian O’Mahony, former president of the World Federation of Hemophilia and current chair of the European Haemophilia Consortium.

Desired outcomes:

Participants will …

  1. Become familiar with key evidence that supports comprehensive care for people with bleeding disorders
  2. Gain knowledge of current standards of care and how Canadian HTCs meet / fail to meet these standards 3. Identify priorities and develop a clear focus
  3. Gain knowledge, skills and confidence to advocate for improved care for people with bleeding disorders in Canada and support the Canadian network of HTCs.

Criteria for selecting Chapter participants

The Manitoba Chapter will select participants who …

  1. have a keen interest in the quality of care in Canadian HTCs
  2. are currently involved or will likely be involved in the future in the chapter’s efforts to support HTCs in offering high-quality services
  3. are willing to do a few hours of pre-conference reading about the delivery of comprehensive care.

In addition to participating in the Advocacy track, the sponsored individuals will agree to participate in the Friday Medical & Scientific Symposium and Saturday’s Annual General Meeting.

Sponsorships offered by the CHS will cover travel, three (3) nights’ accommodation (based on shared occupancy) and meals provided during meeting days, including the Saturday night banquet.