HEALTH, SAFETY & WELLNESS
Health & Wellness
The Health and Wellness Program puts teachers in contact with professional rehabilitation consultants located in communities throughout the province. In consultation with your health care provider, these consultants will coordinate services that help to improve the teacher’s health and functional abilities.
SALARY INDEMNITY PLAN (SIP)
The Salary Indemnity Plan is available to members who are disabled, by illness or injury, from performing their normal employment duties and have exhausted all of their sick leave.
Starling is an online mental health and wellness toolkit to help manage stress and prevent depression & anxiety. The Starling program is provided by the BCTF and free for all members. The program is based on the protocol Dr. Andrew Miki developed specifically for teachers. As a part of Starling, Dr. Miki will guide you through the program, and teach you the basics of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT).
The Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP) is provided at no cost to employees of SD79. This confidential program offers short term in-person and or online professional counselling for a range of issues including managing stress, smoking cessation, separation and divorce, parenting and preparing for retirement.
WORKPLACE INJURIES & INCIDENTS
The employer is responsible for getting you any necessary first aid, and for transporting you to a medical facility if that's what you need. Members injured or involved in incidents while on the job are encouraged to report in with their respective First Aid attendants and to complete a WBC claim (Worksafe BC Form 6A), especially if the it will involve time off work or treatment by a doctor.