As you may know, administration at Laurentian University filed for insolvency protection on February 1, 2021. Over 200 faculty and staff lost their jobs and over 69 programs were eliminated.
With the support of the Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) and the Laurentian University Faculty Association, a Laurentian Fired Faculty Distress Fund has been established to provide one time assistance to those who lost their jobs and are experiencing financial hardship. The fund will be used to meet childcare, health care, housing, transportation, and other urgent needs. (See attached letter for more information).
The USFA donated $2,000 to this fund. If individual USFA members also wish to make a personal donation, there are two options for making a donation:
- Send a cheque made out to CAUT and mail it to:
Canadian Association of University Teachers
2705 Queensview Drive
Ottawa ON K2B 8K2
Please note “April 12 Distress Fund” in the memo line on your cheque.
- Make a donation via Go Fund Me.
Please note that donations made through Go Fund Me have 15% retained as administration fees by Go Fund Me.