Medication Return Event Grant


​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Host a Medication Return Event in your Community

The FNHA provides funding to support First Nations communities in BC that want to organize a "Medication Return Event"  for returning medications safely in their communities. These events make it easy for community members to dispose of unwanted medication and reduce the risk of forgotten ​or expired medications ending up in the hands of children, youth or vulnerable adults.

How the Gran​​ts Can Be Used

Grants of $500 are available to communities to help offset the cost of hosting an event. Organizers can also use the funds to host a community meal to bring volunteers and community members together to raise awareness before the event. 

How the Event Works

Community partners join forces for a Medication Return Event, collecting unused or ex​pired prescription or non-prescription drugs from communities. Volunteers and/or health team staff go door-to door and gather, or a dedicated event is held where community members deposit, any medications to be disposed of. Communities then work with local pharmacists or regional health authorities to dispose of the unwanted medication safely.


To apply for a Medication Return Event Grant:

  1. Download the application​ form​​ and save it to your computer
  2. Print it and fill it out
  3. Scan it
  4. Email the completed application to

Provide Feedback

The Medication Return Event Grant is subject to the condition of completing a short surve​y about the event no later than 14 days after the event has been hosted. 

You can complete the online Evaluation Survey​ (preferred method), or

  1. Download the evaluation survey form​​ and save it to your computer
  2. Print it and fill it out
  3. Scan it
  4. Email the completed survey to
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