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FamilySparks provides unique impact-focused Employee Assistance Program
We’re living in a complex time filled with uncertainty about what’s next and how to manage it. Within this, employees are often struggling to juggle multiple challenges with family, career, finances and their own mental wellness. Stress and mental health issues don’t just affect your team members and their families – they affect your business. Whether it manifests in sick days, low engagement or declining productivity, your team’s mental wellness impacts your bottom line.
To empower employers, employees and their families to overcome these challenges, FamilySparks provides a unique impact-focused Employee Assistance Program (EAP) that is run by licensed clinicians with practical expertise in the field of psychology, including child & family counseling, mental illness, addictions and trauma. Our EAP includes:
- Excellent clinical support led by Dr. Jillian Roberts
- In-person, video and phone counseling
- Lunch & Learns and webinars
- Career assessments
- Addiction and substance use counseling
- Crisis support for Executives
- Rich mental health resources & activities
- Online parenting courses
- Legal, financial and wellness advice
Our counselors are able to provide therapy in a variety of areas, including:
- Marriage & Relationships
- Separation & Divorce
- Child & Teen counseling
- Grief & Loss
- Aging Parents
… and many more areas of support.
We’re confident that our impact-focused EAP will be a valuable HR tool to assist you in retaining – and yielding the best work from – the incredible team members you have already, as well as attracting new talent who seek a corporate culture that values them and their mental health.
To learn more about how our experienced clinicians can positively impact your company, please call 250-514-3506 or email now.
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Canada-B.C. Job Grant:
The Canada-B.C. Job Grant is an employer-driven, cost-sharing program that helps employers invest in training for their current or future employees. The Grant assists eligible employers to offset the cost of training, with the employer contributing one-third of the cost of training.
Canada-B.C. Job Grant Funds
The CJG program targets training investments to following streams:
The Canada-B.C. Job Grant (CJG) program has allocated up to $500,000 to a CJG New Canadian Fund. The Fund is open to applications from eligible organizations and employers to train refugees, protected persons entitled to work in Canada, and new immigrants (arrived in Canada within the last five years) for new or existing jobs. For information, application instructions, and application forms, please check here.
The Refugee Fund has made $1 million available to applications from industry/sector and employer associations wanting to work with employers to deliver job readiness, job match and job specific skills training to refugees arriving in B.C. Employers must contribute one-third of the cost of job specific training, with government covering the other two-thirds. For information, application instructions, and application forms, please check here.
The CJG is open to applications from BC Jobs Plan Priority Sectors, with targeted funding of up to $3million. For information, application instructions and application forms, please check here.
- On January 18, 2016, BC announced the #BCTech Strategy 2016. $500,000 has been allocated to the CJG program to assist employers in the Technology Sector to provide training to new and existing staff. For additional information, application instructions, and application forms, pleasecheck here.
- On January 14, 2016, BC announced an additional $250,000 will be dedicated to supporting training of existing employees and new hires in the contract logging industry. For information, application instructions and application forms, please check here.
All training MUST start on or before March 31, 2016.
What is the Canada-B.C. Job Grant?
The CJG goal is to increase participation of British Columbians in the labour force and help them to develop the skills necessary to find and keep a job.
The Canada-B.C. Job Grant is an employer-driven, cost-sharing program that can help employers invest in training for their current or future employees. The Grant assists eligible employers to offset the cost of training, with the employer contributing one-third of the cost of training.
The maximum government contribution is $10,000 for each employee trained. Employers can apply directly or an Eligible Organization can act on behalf of employers.
How can the CJG help me?
The Canada-B.C. Job Grant will provide direct financial support to employers who wish to purchase training for their current or future employees. An employer is required to contribute at least one third of the training costs, with the remaining two thirds, up to $10,000 per participant, coming from the CJG. The employer must have a job for the participant at the end of training. Eligible training costs include: tuition fees; mandatory student fees; textbooks, software and other required materials; and examination fees.
How do I apply?
Employers or organizations interested in applying for a Canada-B.C. Job Grant should review the CJG Fact Sheet, CJG Checklist, CJG FAQ, and CJG Criteria before submitting an application. Further information about eligibility, application instructions and forms are found under each funding stream webpage (see above).
Delivery Partner Program
The B.C. government has engaged organizations to act as Delivery Partners to maximize the benefits of the Canada-B.C. Job Grant program for employers, particularly small business employers, as well as current and future employees. Information on the Delivery Partner Program can be found here.