Benefits Trust Fund Healthy Resident Program



The Board of Trustees of the Maritime Resident Doctors’ Benefits Trust Fund established a yearly $50,000 budget (Jan 1-Dec 31) to offer funding to individual residency programs to set up mental health and wellness initiatives for residents.

This initiative has been set up to help address mental health issues in residents that were seen in the experience reports of the benefits plan via resident use of health practitioners and medications.

Applications can be submitted via MarDoc’s web-based application system found at Dalhousie residency programs can apply for a grant for program-related initiatives. Maximum amount per program is $2,000 annually (based on the number of residents in residency program – each program is not
guaranteed the maximum amount).

A detailed budget is required for spending.

Who can apply?

A Resident (wellness leader) must apply on behalf of their program, and serve as the main point of contact for all correspondence, expense claims, etc. Priority will be given to programs that apply for funding to promote mental health in the workplace. Once the application is completed, it will be reviewed and a decision will be made within 30 days, depending on time constraints of the initiative. Once approved, the wellness leader will be notified via email.

How do we apply for funding?

Residents interested in applying for funding may apply by completing the online application. All applications must be submitted at least 30 days in advance of the start date of the initiative. The application must show the purpose of the initiative, grant amount requested along with a detailed budget, the number of residents in the program benefiting from the initiative, and any other specific details that would be relevant to approval for funding. It is encouraged that all program initiatives to have 50% resident participation, but minimum 25% is mandatory.

Application Form >>

You can also click here and download a fillable PDF that you can save and then email to

Please contact Leanne Bryan, Manager Health & Wellness at or 902-404-3594.

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