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Centennial College Student Strike Relief Fund Submission Guidelines
Centennial College recognizes unexpected expenses that students will have incurred due to the extended fall 2017 academic semester (December 18-22, January 2-12), and has developed a Student Strike Relief fund to assist in supporting/reimbursing students for those unexpected expenses. The fund is consistent with the framework developed by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development in consultation with student leaders and colleges.
We know our students are not to blame for the strike and we want to assure you that it is our intention to assist with the additional costs you will have incurred due to the extended fall 2017 academic semester (December 18-22, January 2-12).
Eligible expenses for the fund are incremental expenses incurred due to the extended fall 2017 academic semester (December 18-22, January 2-12), to a maximum overall total of $500.
The financial assistance that students receive from this fund will not impact OSAP or Second Career funding or eligibility.
Students in our Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) and Career and College Transition (CCT) program are eligible to apply for the Student Strike Relief Fund reimbursement.
This Student Strike Relief Fund is for full-time students only. Full-time students from all four campuses as well as the Pickering Learning Site, Eglinton Learning Site and our Midland site are eligible.
Students withdrawing from fall 2017 semester are not eligible for the Centennial College Student Strike Relief Fund.
The Student Strike Relief Fund is to help you cover additional costs incurred while attending school during the extended semester time frame, i.e. expenses you otherwise wouldn't have incurred if the semester concluded as originally planned. In order to make a claim, you must be able to submit supporting documentation (i.e., receipts) that are dated between the dates of December 18-22 and January 2-12. Such expenses include groceries, transportation and child care.
Students enrolled full-time in fall 2017 semester will be eligible to apply for the Centennial College Student Strike Relief Fund, subject to the following conditions:
- One claim per student, per semester (we advise that you hold on to your receipts until all your costs have been incurred)
- Eligible expenses for the fund are incremental additional expenses incurred due to the extended fall 2017 academic semester, to a maximum of $500.
- Incremental Living Expenses: Were you away from home or on-campus (residence) during the fall academic semester extending in to January? Did you need to purchase additional food due to the fall academic semester extension? Proof of extended rent or lease agreement and receipt for additional rent/lease payment.
- Incremental Child Care: Will you be required to have someone care for your child(ren) outside of those times that you already had made accommodations for due to the fall academic semester extending in to January? Proof of child care, receipts required and proof of children 11 years of age and under, children 12 years of age and older who have a disability (child’s birth certificate or child’s statement of live birth)
- Incremental Transportation: Did you purchase public transportation fees (TTC/GO/Presto Pass) or have additional gas charges if you drive to campus, due to the fall academic semester extending in to January? (This includes land transportation changes during the holiday break due to extended academic semester.)
- TTC/GO other Public Transit
- I have a car and drive to campus (Please submit kilometres travelled per day information/google maps)
- Incremental Other Expenses: Did you incur any other expenses that do not fit the other categories? (This may include additional paid academic tutoring, or private counselling)
- Students must complete the online application form and include supporting documentation as evidence of additional costs incurred due to the fall academic semester extending in to January. Student must complete the application form and include supporting documentation as evidence of the incremental additional costs incurred. Examples include but are not limited to transportation tickets (train/bus), rental agreements, receipts for childcare expenses, a letter from a landlord, a copy of a post-dated cheque, etc.)
- Applications for reimbursement must be submitted to the College no later than Friday, May 4, 2018.
- Please only identify the unexpected additional expenses that you have incurred due to the fall academic semester extending in to January. The College will only consider documents submitted through the online application form in the assessment of your claim. Documents submitted after the fact may not be considered.
- Application form can be found here
- Please allow up to 4 weeks to process.
- Students withdrawing from Fall 2017 semester are not eligible for the Centennial College Student Strike Relief Fund.
- Inquiries can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Email address will be active starting on December 6, 2017.
- Documented proof of incremental expenses, and payment receipts, etc.
- All other refunds will be issued:
- Add to my Student account (no cheque issued)
- By cheque, mailed to your permanent mailing address based on your myCentennial address information (Please ensure your permanent mailing address on myCentennial is up-to-date).
- Additional conditions may apply.
- Application will not guarantee reimbursement, however careful consideration of documentation submitted will be undertaken.
- If your application for reimbursement is denied, or if the amount of relief you received is less than $500 and you disagree with the amount of relief you were given, you can appeal the College’s decision. You must appeal within fourteen (14) days after the College’s decision is issued. You must submit your appeal in writing to Centennial College, Enrolment Services. The appeal deadline is June 30, 2018.
Centennial College is committed to respecting your privacy and protecting your personal information. IN accordance with Section 39(2) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. F.31, this is to advise you that your personal information is collected under the legal authority of the Ontario Colleges and Applied Arts and Technology Act, 2002, and may be used and/or disclosed for administrative, statistical and/or research purposes of the College and/or ministries and agencies of the Government of Ontario and Government of Canada. If you have any questions about the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information by the College, please contact Enrolment Services, Centennial College, 941 Progress Avenue, Toronto, ON, M1G 3T8, 416-289-5000.