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Member Emergency Funding

A personal financial crisis can strike quickly and with little warning. Fortunately, the Faculty Association provides emergency funding to help individual members in emergency circumstances due to a sudden loss or decline in remuneration from the University.

In addition to current members, people who have held sessional, limited term, or contingent term appointments, or who were recently terminated are eligible to apply. Relief may come as a grant, an interest-free loan, or a combination of these two.

You should know that Member Emergency Funding is not intended for cases where normal remuneration falls short of an individual’s expenses, but rather when there is an unexpected drop in compensation or when a personal emergency arises. Nor does this funding replace assistance available from the government or other agencies.

For more information on Member Emergency Funding, please contact Faculty Association Executive Director Sheila Miller at 403-220-5722 or [email protected]. As is the case with all dealings with the Faculty Association, your inquiries will be held in the strictest confidence.

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