Canadian Hemophilia Society
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British Columbia Chapter
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| New Driver's Training | Reimbursement Process | Terms |
Education Bursary Fund

The British Columbia Chapter of the Canadian Hemophilia Society is pleased to offer an Education Bursary Fund for individuals with hemophilia/inherited bleeding disorder. The fund was established in 1995 and has been successfully utilized by many students. If you are interested in applying for this bursary, please read the information below to determine whether you are eligible to apply. If so, please complete and mail the application form to the BC Chapter by the indicated deadline.

Who can apply?
Any person diagnosed with hemophilia/ inherited bleeding disorder who is a resident of BC and is a current member of the BC Hemophilia Society. See TERMS below.
What can the bursary be used for?
The bursary can be used for educational purposes. Examples include upgrading and career preparation, vocational training, college, university or any other career-based education available at an accredited institution.
What is the amount of the bursary?
The amount awarded can vary each year and is dependant on the number of eligible applicants. The bursary will never exceed the cost of the individual's tuition fees and is currently capped at a maximum of $1,750 per person per year. Living & travel expenses or the cost of books are not available through this bursary. Applicants are currently eligible for six years of funding.

Application Deadline: Applications must be post marked by no later than June 30th, 2017. Late applications will not be accepted.

How and when will I receive my bursary?


Step 1:
Submit completed application form by the indicated deadline.

Step 2:
Your application will be reviewed to determine whether you meet the eligibility criteria.

Step 3:
If your application is accepted, you will be notified by email or telephone.

Step 4:
You will need to submit your official receipts for the cost of your program/course by February 15th, 2018.

Step 5:
The BC Chapter will mail a cheque to you for the eligible amount.

Camp I-VY

Held in Washington State each summer for children with hemophilia and their families.
The camp is both fun and educational, offering a variety of activities for kids and workshops for parents. For additional information about the camp and/or to obtain a registration form, please call Cheryl Brower at 1-800-552-0640.

Duration: 5 days
Current cost of registration: $50 USD/camper
Eligibility
Child(ren) with hemophilia whose parent is a current member of the BC Hemophilia Society.
Siblings and parents are welcome and the BC Chapter will sponsor up to a maximum of 4 persons/family. See TERMS below
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Amount of funding

The BC Chapter will reimburse $50/person to a maximum of 4 persons/family
*applicants must submit receipt before receiving reimbursement
Camp Zajac

Available for children ages 7-17.
Duration:
4 days & 3 nights
Current camp fee per child: $700

Eligibility
Child(ren) with hemophilia/inherited bleeding disorder, whose parent is a current member of the BC Hemophilia Society. See TERMS below.
Sibling(s) of child with hemophilia/inherited bleeding disorder may also be eligible for funding.

The BC Chapter will sponsor up to a maximum 30 campers. Applicants who have never attended camp will be given priority and funding will be allotted on first come first served basis.

Amount of funding for 2017
The BC Chapter will reimburse $500/child - ($200/camper to be paid by family)

Complete Camp Zajac Application
- enrolment is administered and approved by camp
- application form is available online at www.zajacranch.com

Complete Chapter Funding Application
- eligibility for funding is determined by the BC Chapter
- application form is available for downloading under "Forms"


Mail completed Chapter Funding Application & Co-pay amount to the BC Chaper by March 31, 2017.
- Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.

- Cheque or money order for $200/camper to be made out to CHS BC Chapter.
- We are unable to accept credit cards or cash and please DO NOT send the $200 co-pay to Zajac.

Medic Alert ID Fund
Eligibility
This funding is available as a one time reimbursement only for a person with hemophilia/inherited bleeding disorder who is or who's parent is a current member of the BC Hemophilia Society. See TERMS below.
Amount of funding
The BC Chapter will reimburse the cost of a basic stainless steel bracelet up to maximum $60/person
*applicants must submit receipt before receiving reimbursement
Youth Activity/Activity Fund
This fund was established January 18, 2006 to support safe and healthy physical activity for children & adults with hemophilia/inherited bleeding disorder and to help their parents/individuals offset the cost of their enrollment in various sporting activities.
Eligibility
Child(ren) & Youth/Adults with hemophilia/inherited bleeding disorder, between the ages of 0-18/adult, whose parent is/who is a current member of the BC Hemophilia Society. See TERMS below.
Amount of funding as of March 26, 2008
The BC Chapter will reimburse maximum $250 per child/individual per year
This fund is capped at maximum $5,000/year
*applicants must submit receipt before receiving reimbursement

Patient Care Grant Fund
The purpose of this hardship fund is to address the needs of persons with hemophilia/inherited bleeding disorder currently facing financial difficulties who need assistance with paying for the cost of medically necessary items (as verified in writing by a physician). Applicants are expected to utilize and exhaust all other means of funding available to cover the cost of the item through their medical insurance, extended health care plans, etc.
Eligibility
Applicants must be a current member of the BC Hemophilia Society and be diagnosed with hemophilia/ inherited bleeding disorder. See TERMS below.
Amount of funding as of March 26, 2008
The BC Chapter will reimburse maximum $500/person/year
This fund is capped at maximum $5,000/year
*applicants must submit receipt before receiving reimbursement

Travel to Clinic Fund
The purpose of this fund is to assist individuals who need to travel a distance greater than 100 kms (200 kms roundtrip) to attend their scheduled Hemophilia Clinic or Outreach Clinic appointment. Emergency visits, GP or specialist visits, etc. do not qualify under this funding.
Eligibility
Applicants must be a current member of the BC Hemophilia Society and be diagnosed with hemophilia/ inherited bleeding disorder. See TERMS below.
Amount of funding
The BC Chapter will reimburse:
  • TRIP:
    $0.52/km round trip in excess of 100 km each way up to
    Maximum $250/eligible person/year

    Reimbursable amount can be applied to alternate travel modes such as bus or airplane, but cannot exceed the cost of the alternate automobile travel mode.
  • LODGING:
    $50 for one night only per clinic visit for commercial accommodation up to
    Maximum $150 per eligible person/per year
    *applicants must submit receipt before receiving reimbursement

New Driver's Training
This fund was created by the BC Chapter because the Chapter recognizes that one of the leading causes of death or serious injury among young persons relates to new drivers involved in vehicle collisions. Persons with hemophilia in such a collision would especially be susceptible to addtional complications and serious injury. The BC Chapter believes that professional driver education and training will increase the defensive driving capabilities for those new drivers with hemophila and assist to potentially lower collision rates and thus, lower their exposure to any serious injury from collision.
Eligibility

Applicants must meet all the following criteria:
1. Current member (or child of a member) of the CHS BC Chapter
2. Resident of BC
3. Canadian Citizen or Landed Immigrant
4. Diagnosed with Hemophilia
5. Registered with the BC Hemophilia Clinic
6. New driver that has never possessed a valid driver's licence either in BC or any other jurisdiction and
7. In possession of a current BC Lerner's (Class 7L) Driver's License

Amount of funding
The BC Chapter will reimburse a one time driver training costs to a maximum $1,250 paid to an "ICBC Approved Driver Education Course" (listed on ICBC website) as part of the Graduated Licensing Program.
*applicants must submit receipt before receiving reimbursement

REIMBURSEMENT PROCESS FOR CHAPTER FUNDING:


If you have applied for funding for the PCGF, Travel to Clinic, Medic Alert ID, Camp I-Vy, New Driver Training or Activity Funds, please take note of the reimbursement process outlined below:

1: You will need to submit your completed application form, eligible original receipts and supporting documents to the BC Chapter by no later than the end of the year for which the eligible fund applies to and/or year on receipt for expense.

Camp Zajac and the Education Bursary Fund programs require applications & original receipts to be submitted by their specified deadline.


2: Your application, receipts and documents will be reviewed by the Board of Directors at their next scheduled Board Meeting to determine eligibility.

3: If your documents are approved, you will be mailed a cheque from the BC Chapter for the eligible amount.

Please note:

* The BC Chapter does not send periodic progress reports on the status of applications. However, applicants are welcome to contact the Chapter if an update is desired.

* The Board of Directors do not meet during the summer and winter holiday months and therefore, any applications for funding requests will be reviewed at the first scheduled meetings after the hiatus (September & January). If this delay presents a financial hardship for you, please contact the BC Chapter and all efforts will be made to hasten the process if possible.

For questions or additional information, contact the BC Chapter.

TERMS:

In order to be eligible for any Chapter Funding, applicants must be a member of the BC Hemophilia Society.
When applying for funding, your membership application form must have been received and approved by the BC Chapter Directors prior to or along with your funding request application.

Please be aware that all chapter programs are subject to availability of funding. Applicants must meet all qualifying criteria in order to be eligible to receive funding. For additional details or questions, please refer to the BC Chapter Funding Application Form (see FORMS) or contact the BC Chapter.