BCPVPA Benefits Plan Early Intervention Program (EIP)

The BCPVPA is pleased to announce the Early Intervention Program (EIP) to support members of the BCPVPA Benefits Plan.  The goal of the EIP is to help members to remain healthy and well at work.  The program is administered by humanworks, an organization with extensive experience working with educators in the K-12 system.  

The objective of the EIP is to support and empower Benefits Plan members experiencing personal and/or professional disruption as a result of illness, injury, or disability. By participating in this program, the Plan members will be connected with an EIP Consultant who will equip them with the tools and resources they need to address their health-related challenges so that they can stay at work or resume their work roles in a safe and durable manner.

Read the article that appeared in the BCPVPA’s March 2019 issue of their magazine, Adminfo:

Administrator Wellness: A Conversation with Jack MacNeill of humanworks

and view our  EIP Program brochure to find out more.

Eligibility & Referral Criteria

  • 100% voluntary participation.

  • Member is employed by one of the designated Districts:

    SD 5: South East Kootenay
    SD 8: Kootenay Lakes
    SD 10: Arrow Lakes
    SD 27: Cariboo-Chilcotin
    SD 33: Chilliwack
    SD 35: Langley
    SD 36: Surrey
    SD 39: Vancouver
    SD 44: North Vancouver
    SD 45: West Vancouver
    SD 46: Sunshine Coast
    SD 50: Haida Gwai’i
    SD 53: Okanagan Similkameen
    SD 54: Bulkley Valley
    SD 57: Prince George
    SD 61: Greater Victoria
    SD 63: Saanich
    SD 71: Comox Valley
    SD 72: Campbell River
    SD 73: Kamloops Thompson
    SD 79: Cowichan Valley
    SD 82: Coast Mountain
    SD 91: Nechako Lakes

    * As of September 2019, all School Districts in the province of British Columbia will have access to the BCPVPA Benefits Plan EIP Program services.

  • Member must be enrolled in the BCPVPA LTD Benefits Plan.
    (If you are unsure about your status and need to confirm your enrollment in the BCPVPA LTD Benefits Plan, please contact your school district’s Human Resource department)

  • Member:

    • is working but anticipates they will be absent from work due to mental or physical health-related issues; or

    • has identified that they require assistance in maintaining / managing their work role due to mental or physical health-related reasons; or

    • is currently on sick-leave due to mental or physical health-related issues and is not in receipt of LTD benefits; or

    • has experienced a critical or acute mental or physical health incident.

  • Completed referral form (accessible here)

  • Referrals can be made through three channels:

    • Self-referral: Member self-refers by completing referral form and submitting it directly to humanworks.

    • BCPVPA or BCSSA: Member is informed of the EIP by a BCPVPA or BCSSA representative. The member then completes and submits a referral form directly to humanworks. On occasion, a BCPVPA or BCSSA representative may submit a referral on behalf of and with consent of the member.

    • District referral: Member is informed of the EIP by a local professional association representative or a member of the district senior staff. The member then completes and submits a referral form directly to humanworks. On occasion, a local professional association representative or a member of the district senior staff may submit a referral on behalf of and with consent of the member.

Regardless of the referral mechanism (ie. Self or third-party), the member’s participation in the EIP remains 100% voluntary.  A member can withdraw from the program at any time.

Cost

There are no direct costs to BCPVPA LTD Benefits Plan members to participate in the program. Members must meet eligibility criteria to qualify.

Questions?

If you have any remaining questions, please review the FAQ section (here) or contact:

Jack MacNeill
President & EIP Manager, humanworks
Email: jack@humanworks.ca
Phone: 604-880-4323

Kevin Reimer
Executive Director, BCPVPA
Email: kreimer@bcpvpa.bc.ca
Phone: 604-689-3399
Toll-free: 1-800-663-0432