In January 2008 the Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association successfully negotiated an agreement to resolve issues flowing from the Supreme Court of Canada decision that certain sections of Bill 29 were unconstitutional. The BCGEU believes that professional development for our members is essential. As a result, the final agreement included a fund for professional development education for all BCGEU members.
The BCGEU offered its first round of funds to members in 2009 and a second round in 2010. We are now accepting new applications for a third round of funding for professional development education.
BCGEU members who have previously received funds from the BCGEU Health Science Professionals Bill 29 Education Fund, are invited to apply but will be considered only after applicants who have not received funding have been approved.
As the funds are limited, a maximum amount of $2500 may be awarded, depending on the number of applicants. There is a lifetime maximum of $5,000.00.
Please find the funding Guidelines and Allowable Expenses information here.
Please find the application form here.
Application deadline: 5:00 PM, Friday, September 30, 2011
HSP Education Fund Committee:
Frank Greenlay, Staff Representative