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Conference Professional Bursaries


2017 Conference Bursary Winners

We would like to extend our congratulations to the two winners of this year’s LIVE2017 Conference bursary!

Donna Jeanpierre. She is the Volunteer Services Manager at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre in Thunder Bay.

Lorri Donaldson. She is the Volunteer Coordinator with Family and Children’s Services of St. Thomas and Elgin in St. Thomas.

Congratulations to both of the winners, we look forward to seeing you both at Conference in June! We would also like to thank all of the people who submitted applications this year; we had 10 applications in total!

Enjoy your day,
PAVRO Bursary Committee


One of PAVRO’s strategic goals is to provide and facilitate professional development opportunities for our members through bursaries. Bursaries are awarded every year to successful applicants who wish to attend the annual conference.

Two Day Conference Bursaries

The bursaries cover the cost of conference registration only. Transportation and accommodation costs will be the recipient’s responsibility.

The approximate value of the two day conference bursary for 2017 is $375.00. Payments will be made by PAVRO directly to the conference committee. These bursaries are non-refundable, non-transferable and shall have no cash value to the recipients.

Applications are due by Tuesday, February 28, 2017. Successful applicants will be notified by  March 15th, 2017 or earlier in order to register for conference.

Eligibility Criteria and Guidelines for Bursaries

  • Applicants must be individual PAVRO members in good standing who would otherwise not be able to attend because of the cost.
  • Applicants must not have received financial support from PAVRO within the previous two years.
  • Applicants must be available to attend the entire conference and attend all sessions they register for.
  • Applicants must complete an application form, including a statement of how the conference will assist them in their position.
  • Completed applications forms must be submitted no later than February 28th, 2017.
  • Members of the Board of Directors and/or Chairs of Board Committees are not eligible to apply for Professional Development bursaries during their tenure, or within six months of their resignation.
  • All PAVRO policies, by-laws and procedures shall direct decision-making
  • To download our application click here