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Is there educational assistance funding available?

There is an Educational Assistance Fund. The total amount allocated is listed in each of the three collective agreements. The fund for nurses part III and nurse managers and nurse supervisors is administered by a joint committee of employer and union representatives.

This fund is designed to assist nurses who are furthering their education through university courses and other programs. It helps nurses remain up to date with current knowledge and skills in their respective fields. At present, the fund of $500,000 is disbursed over two meetings held in November and April of each year.

Nurses requesting financial assistance through this fund must first submit an application listing the courses being applied for. The courses must fall within the government fiscal year of April 1 to March 31. Deadlines to submit applications for the Educational Assistance Fund are March 31 and October 7 of each year.

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