Education Leave Fund


Last chance to apply for funding

Paramedical Bargaining Association members are eligible to apply for Education Leave Funding.

The one million dollar Education Leave Fund, a provision of the 2001 - 2004 Paramedical Professional Collective Agreement, provided financial assistance to health science professionals to attend educational programs for professional advancement and career enhancement. This was one-time funding and insufficient funds remain to provide further wage replacement.

To ensure that more members have access to the limited funds remaining, the Joint Education Leave Fund Committee will reimburse successful applicants for the cost of course fees only, to a maximum of $1500 per applicant, according to the following criteria:

  • Employees have worked as health science professionals for five years or more in BC with an Employer party to the Paramedical Collective Agreement, and have worked for their current employer for at least two years
  • Various educational programs and course formats are eligible, including:
    • Classroom and/or independent study, with or without a clinical component
    • Clinical programs/courses
    • College and university programs/courses
  • Applications must be submitted to the Joint Educational Leave Fund Committee on the prescribed application form
  • Eligible courses must commence prior to September 30, 2005
  • Educational program and course funding applications will be reviewed and approved by the Joint Educational Leave Fund Committee in accordance with the established criteria. Approved applications will be granted according to the date received, subject to sufficient funds remaining

The final deadline for applications is Friday, September 30, 2005. Only fully completed applications that are received by the deadline will be considered, subject to funds remaining. Receipts for reimbursement must be received by Friday October 28, 2005.

Please send application packages to the Education Leave Committee: c/o #200 - 1333 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC V6H 4C6.

 Education Leave Fund application
(PDF file - Adobe Acrobat required)