The Community Social Services Labour Adjustment & Education Fund (L.A.E.F.) is designed to encourage professional development and continued employment for workers in the community-based social service sector.
The L.A.E.F. covers retraining to aid and assist individuals in the community social services sector who have lost their job due to layoff, bumping, contracting out, retendering, or have had their hours significantly reduced; and who are taking courses or upgrading to continue in a unionized community social service position in British Columbia.
To be eligible, impacted members must have been covered by one of the three community social services sectoral agreements (i.e. Aboriginal; Services, Community Living Services and General Services). To see if you are eligible, click here to find your BCGEU collective agreement by searching by employer.
We are calling for new applications. Please click on the links below to learn more.
- LAEF overview
- To see if you are eligible, find your BCGEU collective agreement by searching by employer.
- Frequently asked questions
- Application form
- Statement of expense