CSIL can be a challenging system to navigate. That’s why, Spinal Cord Injury BC, in partnership with the BC Ministry of Health and with support from a subsequent grant from the Law Foundation of BC, developed these online workbooks to give people with disabilities the information they need to apply and manage the transition to becoming a CSIL employer.

What is CSIL?

Choice in Supports for Independent Living (CSIL)—pronounced “SEE-sul”—is an alternative way for people with disabilities in BC to receive home support services. The goal of CSIL is to provide more choice and flexibility to people with disabilities who have high-intensity care needs. CSIL employers receive funds to purchase their own home support services; they are responsible for recruiting, hiring, training, scheduling and supervising their own home support workers. Under CSIL, the person with the disability assumes the role of an employer with all of the rights and responsibilities that involves.


These resources are evolving documents and will be updated regularly. If you have any further questions or feedback relating to CSIL please contact our InfoLine at 1-800-689-2477 or info@sci-bc.ca

The CSIL online workbook was funded by the BC Ministry of Health and the Law Foundation of BC.


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