May 31 deadline for Sexual Assault Survivor Fund

This is a fund of $10,000 administered throughout the year.

The Sexual Assault Survivor Fund Committee understands that sexual assault can impact many areas of your life. The fund supports survivors offset costs such as counselling, legal support and lost wages. Members can draw on this fund to an annual maximum of $1000 and a lifetime maximum of $3,000. The Committee recognizes that legal support can be very expensive and will consider adjusting the yearly maximum based on need.

DEADLINES: September 30, January 31, May 31. Additional deadline for 2016: March 15.

The Sexual Assault Survivor Fund is administered three times per year except in emergency situations where members can apply to the committee on an ongoing basis. If you are applying on an emergency basis, make sure that you email the Committee to let them know you have dropped off an emergency application for their consideration.

The Committee will do its best to review each claim within two weeks of its submission and recognizes that some claims may be time sensitive.

Priority and Previous Claims: Only current members of CUPE 3903 are eligible to apply for funding. Priority will be given to first time applicants. Provided applicants were members at the time expenses were incurred, applications for past expenses will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Members whose previous claims were adjudicated by Ways and Means will also be reconsidered. If the total expense of a member’s claim has not been met, they can reapply in subsequent years.

How to Apply: Download the claim form: PDF or Word doc. All information given on the application form is strictly confidential. You will be notified of the Committee’s decision by email or telephone. Applications are to be submitted in a sealed envelope marked “personal and confidential” and addressed to:

143 Atkinson College Building
York University
4700 Keele St.
Toronto, Ontario
M3J 1P3