Did you know the BCGEU is a component of the National Union of Public and General Employees? The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) is a family of 11 component and three affiliate unions. The BCGEU is a component of the National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE). Just like the BCGEU, our national union offers its own scholarships program.
The online application portal is now receiving applications for our National Union. 2023 Scholarships and can be found here:
HSPBA Professional Fees Reimbursement:
Applications for funding to cover health science professional fees for 2023—as negotiated in the recent round of HSPBA bargaining—will be opening later in the Fall. We are currently in the process of setting the criteria and developing the applications process. Once completed, we will send out a bulletin with an application form and instructions on how to apply.
Members in specific sectors may be eligible for training funds.
Community Social Services Labour Adjustment and Education Fund for workers covered by the Community Living, General Services and Indigenous Services collective agreements. The Community Social Services Labour Adjustment and Education Fund (LAEF) is currently on hiatus and not accepting new applications. We are preparing to relaunch this fall with new opportunities and application criteria. Please check our website or Member Portal later this fall for more details.
- The Community Health Retaining Fund for workers covered by the Community Subsector collective agreement.
HSPBA Professional Development Fund
Funding Term April 1, 2022 - August 31, 2023:
The Funding Term April 1, 2022 – August 31, 2023 is now closed to applications. Reviews will be held in the coming weeks and acknowledgement letters will be sent to all applicants by the end of September. For those with approved funding, the date to submit your expense claim and supporting documents has been extended to December 1, 2023. Please direct any inquiries to [email protected]
- Eligibility & Funding Guidelines
- Funding Terms and Conditions
- Printable Application Form
- Online Application Form
- Expense Form
Please complete the online application form or print the application forms linked above and mail to:
BCGEU 4911 Canada Way,
Burnaby, BC V5G 3W3
Attention: Health Science Professional Development Fund
Michelle McAuley, Staff Representative
- FBA Education Fund
BCGEU members covered by the Facilities Subsector collective agreement may be eligible for the FBA Education Fund. Apply for this training fund through the Hospital Employees’ Union (HEU), the fund administrator.