Reimbursement of Training Expenses Guidelines

Funds are available from the Department of Seniors and Long-term Care to support the in-house coordinated training of the delivery of the Advanced Gerontological Education (AGE)- GPA ( Gentle Persuasive Approaches) Program.

  1. Salary costs- Funding is available on a bill-back basis and is intended to cover the reimbursement of the salary costs (hourly rate plus MERCs) for both the training participants and the in-house coaches. Staffing costs will be approved as per the Department of Seniors and Long-term Care Average Salary Range for the sector. Staffing costs will be reimbursed for the actual length of the training session.
  2. Participant Manuals- employers can apply to be reimbursed for the cost of GPA program course manuals following completion of a scheduled in-house GPA Basics or iGPA program.
  3. Training subsidies -for those pre-approved employees attending the in-person certified coaches training
  4. Reimbursement is only applicable to those participants that are travelling to the training venue outside of the HRM
  5. Maximum subsidy is $600.00 per participant
  6. Applicants (Coaches) coordinate their training subsidy reimbursement within their respective organizations and are reimbursed directly through their organization as per their usual travel expense policies
  7. Alcohol is not eligible for reimbursement
  8. The organization applies for reimbursement of appropriate travel expenses following completion of the GPA coaches training through the HCSC GPA portal
  9. All receipts must be attached to the application including a breakdown of HST
  10. The GPA Coaches expense form is attached, alternatively you can request a copy from


Request for reimbursement of expenses will be submitted by the Organization to the Health Care Human Resource Sector Council for approval as follows:

  1. Applications for all expense reimbursement will be approved subject to budget availability and will consider equal distribution across the sector.
  2. To claim staff salary reimbursement costs and coach expenses, organizations must submit reimbursement forms “GPA Salary Reimbursement Claim” and “GPA Coach Expense Claim” via the training portal Health Care Human Resources Sector Council ( attaching any receipts.
  3. To claim reimbursements for participant manuals please also submit invoices via the training portal Health Care Human Resources Sector Council (
  4. Organizations MUST make their requests for reimbursement within two (2) weeks after the training completion date.
  5. Individual participant claims will NOT be accepted.
  6. Reimbursement will be sent to the Organization via Electronic Fund Transfer payments within 14 days of submission and approval of the Reimbursement Form.
  7. Questions can be forwarded to Joanne Jones, Finance Assistant at

May 31, 2023

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