Bursaries and Grants

CACCN Overall Award Criteria


Canadian Intensive Care Week Spotlight Challenge Bursary

Presented annually to a group of critical care nurses who develop an activity and/or event to profile their local Critical Care Team during Canadian Intensive Care Week.

Certification Bursary 

Presented twice annually to provide funding to assist critical care nurses who successfully certify or renew their certification in our specialty – CNCC(C) and CNCCP(C).

  • Bursary:  ​
    • Two annually – Initial Certification @ $500 X 2 (1 spring/1 fall)
    • Four annually –  Renewal Certification @ $250 X 4 (2 spring/2 fall)​
  • Bursary Criteria
  • Submission Deadline: 
    • Initial Certification: Spring – by March 15 /  Fall – by September 15
    • Renewal by CL Hours:  by November 1​5
  • Initial Certification: Online Submission 
  • Renewal Certification: Online Submission

Education Bursary

Presented annually to provide funding to assist critical care nurses to attend a post secondary educational program directly related to the practice, administration, teaching and/or research of critical care nursing.

  • Paula Price Memorial Bursary: 
    • ​$1000 for applicants pursuing Baccalaureate education or Critical Care Certificate Programs
    • Criteria
    • Merit Points application – complete and upload with application
  • CACCN Graduate Bursary: 
    • $1000 for applicants pursuing Master’s or Doctoral education with a focus on critical care nursing​
    • Criteria
    • Merit Points application – must be completed and uploaded to the online application
  • Online Submission


Research Grant 

Awarded annually to a CACCN member who is the investigator of a research study that is relevant to the practice of critical care nursing.