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Stepping Stones: Foundations in Education

Stepping Stones: Foundations in Education

Stepping Stones is our foundational program at the CFD, supporting health professionals in their education roles and activities including teaching, education scholarship, advocacy and academic leadership.

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Stepping Stones is a two year program consisting of both workshops and a journal club. Program goals are:
  • to promote growth and development of individuals in relation to their educational roles, and
  • to provide opportunities for educational networking and collaboration across caring and learning environments.
Workshops are offered on a variety of topics related to the roles Stepping Stones supports – teacher, educator, academic leader, scholar and advocate. Examples of topics include: workplace based assessment, learning theories, curriculum development, mentorship, evaluation, equity and wellness. Stepping Stones follows a flexible, adaptive curriculum and participants choose to attend workshops that meet their needs and interests.
Journal club takes place once a month during Year 1 of the program. Journal club facilitates the integration of workshop content, the broader health professions education literature, and participants’ own education practice.


Required orientation session for all participants to be held on September 19, 2024 from 9am - 12pm.

Registrants will be required to select one Journal Club site to attend in the first year of the program, registration for Journal Club is on a first-come first-served basis. Journal Club dates for 2024-2025 below: 

Site 1 - Tuesday's Site 2 - Wednesday's Site 3 - Thursday's
October 15, 2024 5:30-7:30 pm October 16, 2024 3-5pm October 17, 2024  5:30-7:30pm
November 12, 2024 5:30-7:30 pm November 13, 2024 3-5pm November 14, 2024 5:30-7:30pm
December 10, 2024 5:30-7:30 pm December 11, 2024 3-5pm December 12, 2024 5:30-7:30pm
January 14, 2025 5:30-7:30 pm January 15, 2025  3-5pm January 16, 2025 5:30-7:30pm
February 11, 2025 5:30-7:30 pm February 12, 2025 3-5pm February 13, 2025 5:30-7:30pm
March 11, 2025 5:30-7:30 pm March 12, 2025 3-5pm March 13, 2025 5:30-7:30pm
April 8, 2025 5:30-7:30 pm April 9, 2025 3-5pm April 10, 2025 5:30-7:30pm
May 6, 2025 5:30-7:30 pm May 7, 2025 3-5pm May 8, 2025 5:30-7:30pm
June 3, 2025 5:30-7:30 pm June 4, 2025 3-5pm June 5, 2025 5:30-7:30pm

Please note the June Journal Club will be held in-person!

Program Details

For more information, please visit the Stepping Stones Program page.

Event Details

  • September 19, 2024 - June 30, 2026
    9:00 AM - 7:30 PM EDT
    Start date: Sep 19
    Duration: 2 years
    • Program Orientation

      Thu 19 Sep 09:00 EDT - Thu 19 Sep 12:00 EDT
    • Journal Club Site 1: Tuesday's 5:30pm - 7:30pm

      Tue 15 Oct 17:30 EDT - Tue 30 Jun 19:30 EDT
    • Journal Club Site 2: Wednesday's 3pm - 5pm

      Wed 16 Oct 15:00 EDT - Tue 30 Jun 17:00 EDT
    • Journal Club Site 3: Thursday's 5:30pm - 7:30pm

      Thu 17 Oct 17:30 EDT - Tue 30 Jun 19:30 EDT
    Location: Online
    • Fellow/Senior Trainee Rate $500.00 incl. Tax
    • CFD Member Tuition Rate $900.00 incl. Tax
    • $1,100.00 incl. Tax
    Additional Info:
    Stepping Stones, Program, loc_virtual

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Li Ka Shing International Healthcare
Education Centre, St. Michael’s Hospital
209 Victoria Street, 4th floor

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