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Paid Sick Leave

The Government of British Columbia has implemented mandatory paid sick days where eligible employees are entitled to 5 paid sick days per year.

Microboards and Individualized Funding (IF) Agents need to implement the mandate, however Community Living BC is in discussions with the Government of BC to learn the best way to support Microboards and IF Agents.

For more information about the mandated paid sick leave, who is eligible, and the rules around it, please visit our website:
Time to Re-Active your
COVID-19 Safety Plan

On January 7, 2022, the provincial health officer announced an order requiring employers to re-activate their COVID-19 Safety Plans.

COVID-19 Safety Plans provide employers with important measures to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission at their workplace. All employers are required to develop or update their COVID-19 Safety Plans.

For more information on COVID-19 Safety Plans, please visit the WorkSafeBC website.
Are You Looking to Hire Staff?
If you have a Microboard or use Individualized Funding and hire your own staff, then we invite you to try Support Worker Central (SWC). SWC is an employment website connecting people with disabilities with potential support staff.
How does it work?
  1. Create a profile
  2. Post a job
  3. Explore available support staff in your area
  4. Contact support staff who are looking for work
Once you make a connection with potential support staff, it's up to you to move forward with the interviewing and hiring process. 
Your Will Can Make a Difference
We have partnered with Will Power, a national movement to educate Canadians on the power they have to make a difference through their Wills.

Learn how you can donate to Vela Canada through your will.
Criminal Record Checks

The process to conduct a staff's criminal record check has changed.

In this webinar we will highlight the policy requirements, look at the process to set up an employer account, complete the criminal record check, and answer any questions.

When: Tuesday, January 25
Time: 7:00pm (PST)
Chats with Vela

Chats with Vela are online video chats providing resources and updates for families and individuals with Microboards and Individualized Funding (IF).

This is an opportunity to connect with our Vela team, learn about current changes and resources, and connect with other families/individuals.

When: Thursday, January 20
Time: 7:00pm (PST)

Sibling Meetups
Do you have an adult sibling with a disability?

Connect with others who also have a sibling with a disability and who just "get it". Join the Silbling Collaborative for their upcoming Virtual Sibling Meetup.

When: Wednesday, January 19
Time: 7:00pm (PST)
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