What They're Looking For

  • 📚Program: Food and Nutrition, Kinesiology, Medical School, Medical Sciences, Nursing, Psychology, Social Work, or Sociology
  • 🎂Age: 17 - 29
  • 🌎Citizenship: Canadian

About Scholarship

The Medavie Scholarship honours Pierre-Yves Julien, the former CEO of Medavie. As a not-for-profit health services organization, Pierre-Yves recognized that we don’t have an obligation to shareholders, but to the communities where our employees and clients live and work.

From this vision, he helped found the Medavie Health Foundation, which is focused on addressing some of our country’s most pressing physical and mental health care challenges. It was his shared belief that improving the lives of those impacted by chronic conditions doesn’t start at the doctor’s office, but in our homes and community centres, and on our playgrounds. Pierre-Yves retired in 2016, but his legacy lives on through this scholarship.

“We could measure statistics of the hundreds of people who will be affected by the Foundation, but what really matters are the faces, names and stories of the individuals.” -Pierre-Yves Julien, former CEO, Medavie

A scholarship of $5,000 will be awarded annually to a youth who has overcome adversity related to mental health and is pursuing health-related post-secondary studies. The successful recipient will be notified in September.

About Company

Medavie is a not-for-profit health solutions partner. From Atlantic Canada to Quebec, Ontario and the Prairies, our over 6,400 employees are working together toward a healthier Canada.

Medavie oversees Medavie Blue Cross, a premier all-in-one benefits carrier and public health program administrator, and Medavie Health Services, a national primary health care solutions organization and the largest private provider of EMS management services in Canada.

We don’t have shareholders. Our clients and our communities are our focus. We proudly invest in the Medavie Health Foundation to address some of our country’s most pressing physical and mental health care challenges.