What is EDMP?

Your union and employer are committed to supporting your health and well-being.

As part of this commitment, the Enhanced Disability Management Program (EDMP) is designed to help you when you are absent from or struggling at work due to an occupational or non-occupational illness or injury. This may include medical, personal, workplace and/or vocational issues.

The EDMP focuses on your quick and safe recovery with a proactive and customized disability management program that helps you to either stay at work or successfully return to work. Participation is required for all full-time and part-time employees covered by the CBA and HSPBA collective agreements who have:

  • missed one shift due to workplace illness or injury, or
  • missed five consecutive shifts due to a non work-related illness or injury

Regular employees who are otherwise struggling at work but do not meet the criteria, and casual employees can refer themselves into the program, although services provided may vary.

Your medical information is kept strictly confidential, and is only available to the disability management team working directly on your file. Information is provided to managers and human resources only on a need-to-know basis, limited to the nature of an absence and any functional information relating to a return to work.

The EDMP was jointly negotiated and developed between each of the Community Bargaining Association and Health Science Professionals’ Bargaining Association, with the Health Employers Association of BC, and is now part of those collective agreements.

If you have any questions or would like more information about the Enhanced Disability Management Program, please contact your EDMP Advocate or your manager/supervisor, or refer to your collective agreement.

Contacting CUPE’s EDMP Advocate

CUPE’s EDMP Advocate is Benita Spindel.  Benita is available to assist you Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and can be reached by telephone at (250) 508-0968.  Benita can also be reached by email at admin@cupe.edmp.ca

If you are a member of the HSPBA, Benita can be reached at admin@cupe.edmp.ca

Other information regarding the EDMP program

EDMP for HSPBA members

EDMP for CBA members