Equity & Care – Relief Fund (COVID-19)

NOW CLOSED – WINTER 2021 Equity & Care Relief Fund 

Thank you to all who shared and applied for this equity based fund.

Recipients (Winter 2021) have been contacted. *Do check spam folder

We know the need for this fund still exists.

Check back for launch of Fall 2021 Equity & Care Relief Fund

UPDATE June 28 2021

If you were notified as a recipient for the Winter 2021 funds, but were not able to confirm your acceptance or receive the funds, the acceptance deadline is extended.

Due to GBC IT systems outage and delays – deadline extended.

Sept.15 2021 will be final deadline to submit confirmation & banking details via online form sent to recipient emails.

Emails from equityfund@sagbc.ca will resume once systems restored.

Your student union, the Student Association (SA), established this fund to prioritize care to equity groups impacted by COVID-19. This fund recognizes how traditionally marginalized, under-served, and underrepresented communities are disproportionately impacted in times like these (crisis) and have disproportionate resources and supports.

This fund recognizes how marginalized students often face barriers with other bursaries and applications. We offer this alternative. Hopefully you find this form and process easy-to-use. Low barrier to accessing care. You do not have to prove your worth or your needs. You are worthy. We trust that you know what you need. You know your needs best. This process won’t ask you about your personal finances or dig deep into personal experiences. Share what you will.

This fund is open to George Brown College students who meet the following:

  1. Registered as full-time in the winter 2021 semester (Domestic or International student)
  2. Identify with one or more of the current prioritized equity groups:
  • Black;
  • Disabilities;
  • First Nations, Inuit, Métis;
  • International/Racialized;
  • LGBTQ+;
  • Women & Trans
  1. Complete the form (info is valid, complete, and received by the deadline)

*First-time COVID-relief fund recipients may be prioritized

Link to apply: bit.ly/SAequityFUND2021W


Application deadline is Friday, February 12, 2021 (12:00 PM/noon).
Please note that this fund offers direct, short-term relief only. Available amounts range $100-$750.
Due to volume and demand, only awarded recipients will be notified.


*Fund made possible with supports from the Student Association’s @CommunityCareCentre