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Applications now open for professional development funding for HSA members covered by HSPBA contract

Applications are now being accepted for funding to support HSA members who work under the Health Science Professionals Collective Agreement (HSPBA) and who are pursuing professional development.

The continuing funding was negotiated in the 2019-2022 collective agreement, with a $400,000 contribution to the fund each year.

“I encourage members to apply to this fund to support their professional development, as I know that HSA members are committed to keeping their skills and knowledge current in an ever-advancing modern health care team,” said HSA President Val Avery.

Under the funding program, eligible expenses are the cost of tuition, fees, books and travel expenses for courses, programs, or conferences to a maximum of $1,000 per application.

With the money recently released to the bargaining association for the April 1, 2019 to March 31, 2020 contract period, applications are being accepted for courses, conferences, or workshops taken between April 1, 2019 and March 31, 2020. Programs must relate to professional development in a health science discipline being practiced in the public health care system.

Download the fund guidelines and application form from the HSA website.

Deadline for applications is March 31, 2020.

 

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