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Joint NBA-HEABC Training/Education Partnership Fund

The Joint NBA-HEABC Training/Education Partnership Fund provides educational support and assistance to nurses impacted by displacement. The goal of the fund is to minimize job loss and workplace disruption resulting from displacement. In addition to better outcomes for individual employees, retraining displaced nurses maximizes the ability of health authorities and their affiliates to respond to employment needs through skill realignment. The fund is administered by the NBA-HEABC Training/Education Partnership Fund Joint Steering Committee.

In May of 2010, the Ministry of Health Services, the health authorities, the Health Employers Association of BC (HEABC) and the Nurses Bargaining Association (NBA) entered into a Memorandum of Agreement regarding the 2010 Total Compensation Residual Allocation, which flowed from the 2010-2012 Contract Extension Agreement. The agreement included the allocation of $1.2 million to a Retraining/Education Partnership Fund. Subsequent funding will be reviewed and may be renewed on an annual basis. The Fund is distributed between BC’s health authorities and their affiliates on the basis of FTE.

NBA members displaced on or after September 1, 2010 (and HEABC member-employers applying on their behalf) can apply for funding by completing the application form linked below. This application form can be printed and completed by hand, or completed electronically. Instructions for completing the application can be found in the Guidelines for Applicants link. Please mail, fax or email the completed application form and additional documents (as required) to:

Health Employers Association of BC
300-2889 East 12th Avenue
Vancouver, BC  V5M 4T5
Fax: 604.736.2715 
Email: trainingfund@heabc.bc.ca
Attn: NBA Training/Education Fund