Spinal Cord Injury BC (SCI BC), in partnership with the BC Ministry of Health and with support from a subsequent grant from the Law Foundation of BC, has developed these online workbooks to give people with disabilities the information they need to apply and, if successful in their application, 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.


This resource is an evolving document and will be updated regularly. If you have any further questions or feedback relating to CSIL please contact our InfoLine 1-800-689-2477.

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

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