October 3, 2017

Leave to Work for a Recognized Non-profit Organization

Leave to Work for a Recognized Non-profit Organization

What is it?

This leave option provides you with the opportunity to take time off to work for a recognized non-profit organization.

While you are working at a recognized non-profit organization, the Corporation will provide you with an allowance.

For how long?

While the minimum duration of this leave is one (1) month, you may decide to request a longer leave period.

How is the allowance determined?

While working for the non-profit organization, you will receive an allowance equal to a portion of your basic annual salary.

The following table provides a framework for determining the allowance. The allowance is based on a percentage of your basic weekly salary and the number of days you will work at a recognized non-profit organization per week.

No. of days worked per week Allowance (% of basic salary)
5 25 %
4 20 %
3 15 %
2 10 %
1 5 %

Do I have to provide any documents prior to payment?

In addition to completing the appropriate application form, you will need to provide a letter from the non-profit organization confirming employment and the number of days to be worked per week.

How will the allowance be paid?

The allowance will be provided bi-weekly through direct deposits to the financial institution of your choice. Allowance payments will be subject to statutory deductions.

What about my benefit coverage?

Pension Contributions: first 3 consecutive months – your share is mandatory, after 3 consecutive months – two times your share, optional
Basic Life Insurance Plan (BLIP) Coverage: yes.
Premiums: your share plus corporate share from the first month of leave.
Long Term Disability Insurance (LTD) or Disability Insurance (DI) Coverage: yes.
Premiums: your share plus corporate share from the first month of leave.
Life and Accident Insurance (LAIP) (for Management/Exempt employees only) Coverage: yes.
Premiums: your share (Employee paid).
Extended Health Care Plan (EHCP) Coverage: yes.
Premiums: your share plus corporate share from the first month of leave.
Vision/Hearing & Dental Care No coverage.
Provincial Health Care (BC and Alberta only) You must pay your share plus corporate share directly to the province.
Vacation and Sick Leave No accumulation or use during leave.
How are the premiums paid? Premiums will be recovered upon return to work, over a period equal to two times the period of absence.

You must already be a member of the above benefit plans in order to have coverage under this program.

This chart applies only to the Work Options Program.

Return to work

If the duration of the leave is less than one year, you will return to your position.

Additional Information

  1. During the approved period of leave, you shall be eligible only for those benefits for which you already have coverage, in accordance with your conditions of employment or collective agreement.
  2. During the approved leave, you may accept employment outside the Corporation provided such employment:
    • is not with any third party, subsidiary or affiliated company; and,
    • meets CPC Conflict of Interest guidelines or of any subsidiary or affiliated company. Such outside employment must not be with a competitor.
  3. You must provide a Letter of Confirmation from the non-profit organization outlining the following:
    • name of the organization and telephone number;
    • address;
    • purpose of organization; and
    • the number of full days to be worked per week at the non-profit organization.