New Course Subsidy Policy for Section Volunteers

The Section has developed a new course subsidy policy for Section Volunteers that can be viewed here or on the website at (scroll to bottom). 

A few highlights:

  • Total available subsidy funding has been doubled for 2017. This is a great year to take a course and expand on your first aid, leadership, and technical training!
  • A new $200 subsidy for Wilderness First Aid is introduced, to promote the minimum required training for trip coordinators. Equivalencies are discussed in the policy.
  • The available subsidy for technical and leadership courses starts at $200 and increases based on your contribution to the Section. Eligibility and available subsidy amounts are discussed in detail in the new policy.
  • Applications can be submitted at any time, prior to Oct. 1 of 2017.

Please read the new policy to understand these and other important changes, and to determine eligibility for courses you have taken this year or plan to take. 

The policy is retroactive for courses taken after Oct. 31 of 2016. In most cases, it is expected that the new policy will increase subsidy amounts as compared to the prior policy. Please contact the volunteer coordinator if you have any questions or concerns.

Dustin McLachlan, Volunteer Coordinator