Update (May 2019)

The ACCVI executive has recently voted to alter the conditions for obtaining a course subsidy. As of July 1, 2019, applicants for course subsidy must lead TWO section trips or significant events within one year of the course. For North Face Leadership course participants, it is THREE trips or significant events within one year.  Previously, it was one trip or event.

If you have already planned to take a course and are unable to meet this new requirement, please email us at education@accvi.ca. We are aware that some trip leaders plan courses far in advance. If you have booked and paid for a course based on the previous course subsidy program, we will grant an exception. You will need to be able to provide a receipt or confirmation showing that your course was planned prior to this notice being disseminated.

Course subsidy policy

(Valid until June 30, 2019)

The section offers a subsidy of 75% of the course cost (to a maximum of $300 per person per year) for attending the various types of mountaineering related courses that are available.

These include those offered by the section, the National ACC and by mountain schools such as Island Alpine Guides. The subsidy is for course cost only and does not cover accommodation and travel costs. If the applicant receives a discount from the course provider, the subsidy is 75% of the net cost.

The conditions for obtaining a subsidy are as follows:

  1. The Applicant must be a member of the section or of the University of Victoria Student Outdoor Club provided there is a valid partnership agreement in effect.

  2. The Applicant must have led a section trip or organized a significant event within one year of the course.  This can be either prior to or following the course with regard to each subsidy applied for. (1 trip/event per subsidy) The trip or event must be completed prior to applying for a subsidy and the subsidy application must be received within one year of attending the course.

  3. The trip must be posted on the ACCVI website at least one week prior to the trip and must be attended by at least 3 persons excluding the leader and members of his or her immediate family.

  4. The applicant must apply to the Treasurer (treasurer@accvi.ca) and provide the following:

    • membership number,

    • a copy of the course receipt,

    • a copy of the website posting, and

    • a copy of the signed trip waiver with the name and date of the trip and the applicant’s name as leader endorsed on it or, in the case of an event,  full details of the event organized.

  5. The applicant must in addition have filed an electronic copy of the signed trip waiver with the name and date of the trip and the applicant’s name as leader endorsed on it with the section Librarian/Archivist Tom Hall at librarian@accvi.ca

  6. The total annual rebate per person is capped at $300 except for North Face Leadership courses or unless otherwise approved by the executive.

  7. The subsidy program is subject to the availability of funds in the education budget on a first come first served basis and may be reduced or cancelled by the Executive at any time.