Emergency Financial Assistance Fund

Hi everyone,

In the last round of bargaining (2019 – 2020), CUPE 3913 secured the creation of an Emergency Financial Assistance Fund (EFAF), to help Unit 1 members deal with unexpected expenses.

The criteria for disbursement for the fund are based on expenses not covered by OHIP or UHIP, and are as follows:

  • Medical:
  • Dental and Vision emergencies;
  • Ambulance expenses;
  • Cane, cast, crutches, splints, and wheelchair rentals;
  • Hospital expenses.
  • Domestic
  • Utilities (hydro, gas, water, internet);
  • Groceries;
  • Technology (tablet, laptop).
  • Rent Relief
  • Childcare (Dependents from birth to twelve (12) years)
  • Home childcare emergency;
  • Outside childcare cost relief;
  • Childcare necessities (diapers, clothes, food, breast pump);
  • Force Majeure
  • Fire, water, and wind damage to residences and/or cars (this does not include rental cars or expenses covered by rental agreements);
  • Theft.
  • Any medical emergency expenses for children not covered by OHIP and UHIP.
  • Emergency Transportation (This criterion is limited to in-town and in-province travel for emergencies)
  • Car rental;
  • Cab fare;
  • Public transportation.

Please note:

  • Every Unit 1 member can claim up to and including a maximum of $500 per academic year. Members have coverage up to One (1) year after their last work assignment;
  • Claims (with supporting documents) and a completed EFAF application form  (www.cupe3913.on.ca/resources) must be sent to efaf@cupe3913.on.ca;
  • The message must include employee number (found on paystubs) and full and current mailing address.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact the President (president@cupe3913.on.ca) or Shelly Sarkisian, CUPE 3913’s Administration and Finance Coordinator, at adminfinance@cupe3913.on.ca.


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