UPDATED: COVID-19 Relief Fund for Spring 2020 Semester. Applications open July 13, 2020.
George Brown College and the Student Association of George Brown College have provided funds to establish the GBC & Student Association COVID-19 Relief Fund. This fund is to assist students facing any of the following financial hardships due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Canadian Federation of Students has been actively monitoring the outbreak of COVID-19 and the measures taken by governments and post-secondary institutions. Below you will find our official statement on this issue as well as a toolkit, which is a living document, that Member Locals can use to respond to the needs of students. Please feel free to send us information you would like to see included in this toolkit.
This document reflects the current state as of March 26, 2020. The situation is rapidly evolving. Please be sure to reach out directly to these programs to find out the most up-to-date information.
UPDATE! – TORONTO – (April 7, 2020) George Brown College and the College’s Student Association have partnered to bring much needed support to students affected by the evolving COVID-19 pandemic. Launched today, the Student COVID-19 Relief Fund will help domestic and international students who are in urgent financial need.
Our students are facing urgent financial need due to the measures to protect public safety during this COVID-19 pandemic. Too many students have lost their jobs due to business closures, have no way to pay their rent, or even purchase food during this unprecedented time. Our goal is to support every student experiencing financial difficulties and your donations are urgently needed now.
SAGBC Health benefits COVID-19 Support
The best piece of advice that the Student Association can give is to encourage you to continue studying and act as though it’s business as usual while off campus and or participating in online classes. We know that you have questions regarding recent changes with how to participate and we encourage you to visit the George Brown College website to receive up-to-date information on an ongoing basis.
Helping you help yourself!
The Student Academic Support Program is designed to provide you with the tools and guidance you need to resolve the academic issues you might face during your time at George Brown College (GBC).
We provide students with peer-to-peer academic support during their time at GBC to assist with understanding course expectations, academic policies and writing academic petitions.
The Student Academic Support Program assists students by:
- Helping you identify the GBC policies that are relevant to your academic issue.
- Explaining your student rights and responsibilities in accordance with the academic policies.
- Teaching you self-advocacy skills.
- Encouraging you to resolve your academic issue at the lowest and most immediate level.
The SA recognizes that traditionally marginalized and underrepresented groups are disproportionately impacted by the effects of COVID-19. Because of this we are proud to support the Winter 2021 Equity and Care Relief Fund, which will provide financial support to GBC students who identify with prioritized equity groups.