This is a fund of $30,000 administered three times a year (except in emergency situations where members can apply to the committee on an on-going basis).
The Trans Fund Committee understands ‘trans’ to be a broad and inclusive term that includes gender queer, transgender, transsexual, and gender variant among others. Funds support members in their every day life necessities as well as for surgeries.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. Members can draw on this fund to an annual maximum of $5000 and a lifetime maximum of $15,000. The Committee recognizes that surgeries can be very expensive and will consider adjusting the yearly maximum based on need. We also recognize that some materials are expensive and that applicants may be unable to pay the costs up front. If you are in this position, we encourage you to apply to the fund prior to your purchase – indicate your expected need in your statement.
The Trans Fund is administered three times per year except in emergency situations where members can apply to the committee on an on going basis. If you are applying on an emergency basis, make sure that you email the Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
DEADLINES: September 30, January 31, May 31
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 below. 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:
CUPE 3903 Trans Fund Committee
143 Atkinson Building
4700 Keele St.