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Student Emergency Support Fund

The Algoma University community has always supported each other in times of challenge, and we are currently doing everything we can to stay positive and connected as we all face the new reality brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Algoma University students are doing their part to flatten the curve but many are facing financial difficulties that they couldn’t have anticipated just a few short weeks ago. As of May 27th 2020, the SEF Committee has received 476 applications from students. We have reviewed 408 applications, and have issued funds to 227 students. There is still a significant need throughout our campus communities, and every donation makes a difference. Thank you to everyone for your support and generosity during this difficult time.



Giselle Chiarello

Senior Development Officer

705-949-2301, Ext. 4125

Office: SH 304

[email protected]

President and Vice-Chancellor Asima Vezina

Student taking note during a virtual class
Algoma University Student Emergency Support Fund

The Algoma University Student Emergency Support Fund was established in response to the financial hardships our students are currently facing. As a caring and committed community, we continue to put the success of our students at the forefront of everything we do – your support will provide immediate assistance to students with urgent needs during the COVID-19 crisis, and help them to continue their educational journey


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The goal of the fund is to provide immediate financial assistance to help in response to the financial hardships our students are currently facing such as;

  • Securing food and other essential items (toiletries, sanitizers, medication and health related supplies, etc.)

  • Assisting with housing challenges for those who are self-isolating to protect their loved ones or those directly affected by border closures

  • Supplementing income loss due to work layoffs or a decrease in employment hours

  • Supporting those who are impacted as a result of the measures implemented by public health officials and government directives issued in response to COVID-19


Please join us and donate today to support  the “Algoma University Student Emergency Support Fund”.  Your donation will help us to provide immediate assistance to our students during this time of the COVID-19 crisis.

To learn more about ways that the university is responding to COVID-19 and staying connected with students, please visit our COVID-19 Information & University Updates webpage.