The UTSU offers 7 types of bursaries to help alleviate financial burdens for undergraduate students. The emergency bursary can be used for groceries.
There are other groups and organizations in Toronto (and UofT) providing similar initiatives and resources. We've compiled them here for your convenience. Click on the name to read more about the initiative and click on the image to go directly to their site. We have also included financial aid resources within the University as well.
The University of Toronto provides 3 grants for undergraduate and graduate students facing financial hardship. These can often be used to account for cost-of-living andd educational expenses not completed covered by your current income and loan-based financial aid programs.
The UTGSU provides several sources of funding for UTGSU members and for groups and events that serve their members.
Recognizing that part-time students face barriers to accessing funding from governmental and institutional programs, APUS bursaries are available to part-time undergraduate students on all three campuses of the University of Toronto. These bursaries are provided on the basis of financial need as determined by the Office of Enrolment Services.
CUPE 3902 provides a comprehensive set of financial supports for it's members. Please visit their website and select your unit to determine what is available.
The COVID-19 crisis has left many in our community struggling to access food as we are faced with mass unemployment and loss of income, excessive hoarding at grocery stores, reduced transportation options, and more. Particularly hard-hit communities include, but are not limited to, low-income and working-class families, QTBIPOC (Queer, Trans*, Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour), single parents, sex workers, those living in precarious housing situations, those living with underlying medical conditions, those with disabilities, newly-arrived immigrants, and the elderly.
In response to the pandemic, The People's Pantry is a grassroots initiative providing home-cooked meals and grocery bundles to individuals and families across the GTA who have been disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 crisis. We serve those who are struggling financially or are otherwise unable to provide sufficient food for themselves and their family. Meals and groceries will be delivered right to their door, 100% free of charge, no questions asked, no fixed address required.
Uplift Kitchen is two friends who see a need in our community and have the means to help. Our goal is to give Black identifying folks the food and resources they need to survive during this time of global crisis, and in the future.
refrigerators run by the community for the community. aiming to tackle food disparity and redistribute wealth n privilege. cleaned and restocked daily