The overarching intent of FE funding is to foster meaningful consultation and collaboration between MSAs and health authorities. To strengthen the engagement between MSAs and health authorities, FE expenditures must align with at least one of the following Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) objectives:

  • To improve communication and relationships among the medical staff so that their views are more effectively represented.
  • To prioritize issues that significantly affect physicians and patient care.
  • To support medical staff contributions to the development and achievement of health authority plans and initiatives that directly affect physicians.
  • To have meaningful interactions between the medical staff and health authority leaders, including physicians in formal HA medical leadership roles.

For more information, read the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).


FE funds are primarily intended to compensate physicians for their time spent participating in internal meetings and meetings with health authority partners in relation to the FE Initiative. Secondary uses of the funds include covering infrastructure costs of the MSA/physician societies. The MOU prohibits the use of funds for:

  • advertising with the exception of physician recruitment ads;
  • compensation for clinical services;
  • purchase of real estate and vehicles;
  • purchase of clinical equipment;
  • donations to charities or political parties; and
  • meeting attendance that is required as part of maintaining privileges.

The SSC has provided supplementary guidelines on the use of FE funds. View the complete funding guidelines and summary table.

  • MSA members and health authority partners may complete the funding proposal application form and submit it with any relevant supporting documents.
  • The SGH FE Working Group will review and rank all submitted proposals and make decisions on funding allocations. The applicant may be asked to present or provide additional information.
  • FE activity funding is available for one year – your budget should reflect this. Continued funding will be dependent on a project review prior to the 12 month completion deadline.
  • The SGH FE Working Group will keep a list of ongoing proposals and encourage submitters to review existing proposals so as not to duplicate efforts.



FE Funding Proposal Application

Activity Self-Assessment

Please rank the proposed activity on a 1-5 Likert scale, with 1 = not at all and 5 = very much so.

Activity Identification

MM slash DD slash YYYY
Name of principal applicant (Activity Lead):(Required)

Issue Statement & Background Information

Objective(s) & Description of Activity

Identify which of the following MOU objectives are most relevant to the activity, check all that apply:(Required)

Areas of Impact

Identify all areas that the activity would impact, check all that apply:(Required)

Facility Impact

Alignment with MSA Strategic Goals

Indicate which of the following MSA strategic goals this activity is aligned with, check all that apply:(Required)

Health Authority (HA) Engagement

Note: Any proposed activities involving patient care, flow, environment, data analytics, allied health, and resources for sustainability would benefit from early consultation with HA.
Indicate how/if the HA has been/will be informed of the activity, consulted with, involved, and/or a collaborative partner, as applicable:(Required)
HA Contacts

Proposed Budget - Maximum 12 months

Refer to Appendix 1 - Budget Cheat Sheet
Expenses (add rows for physician meetings, sessional, meals and venue, travel/mileage, other (if applicable)

Evaluation Plan