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Staff communication tools

VCH provides staff with a number of employee communication tools, including a newsletter and executive blog. While available to everyone, these tools are internally-facing with the topics intended to be of greatest use to our employees and physicians.

Webmail access

VCH webmail, where staff can log into their VCH email accounts from computers outside of the VCH network.

VCH News

VCH News, where staff can find out what's happening across VCH.

Up for Discussion

Up for Discussion, VCH's blog for staff. Posting and commenting is reserved for those with a valid VCH email address

Medical staff, where physicians, midwives and dentists who work at VCH can get information and tools specific to them, including job postings. 

Staff tools from Employee Engagement

VCH provides our staff access to tools to help them manage their careers.

Absence call line

All VCH employees must call (604) 639-4297 or toll free 1 (866) 924-4297 to report an absence from work. This includes any planned or unplanned health-related or special leave absence that is at least one shift or longer (excluding vacation, education and maternity leaves).

Please have your employee identification number ready when you call and select the appropriate option when prompted:

  • Press 1 for personal illness
  • Press 2 for injury at work
  • Press 3 for pre-planned medical absence (report as soon as scheduled)
  • Press 4 for special leave or emergency situation (if applying for special leave, please complete special leave form)
Internal job postings

Internal job postings, where staff can work on their VCH career path.

Course Catalogue Registration System (CCRS)

Use the Course Catalogue Registration System (CCRS) to sign up for staff education sessions. Please email for all course catalogue inquiries.

Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP)

The Employee & Family Assistance Program (EFAP) is an off-site, confidential, voluntary, short-term counselling service for staff.


ePerformance is a performance planning tool for VCH leaders to help you develop and manage your Operational Priorities and Professional Development Goals. Link must be opened in Google Chrome: Please email for assistance.

Student practice education

Student practice education is for students or faculty looking for placement or for those who have a confirmed placement at Vancouver Coastal Health.

Staff work tools

Coastal Simulation Program

Learn more about the Coastal Simulation Program.


Access for VCH staff to the Primary Access Regional Information System (PARIS)

Pharmaceutical Sciences - Vancouver Acute

Access for VCH staff to the Clinical Services Unit of Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Richmond Education Fund

Access information about the Richmond Education fund.

VCH Professional Practice

The Office of Professional Practice is dedicated to supporting nursing and allied health professionals across VCH with a resource of information and knowledge.

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