SSF Cares

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Over the past years, our students have shown the need to give back to the community through social initiatives, and that’s why we introduced – the SSF Cares program.

WHAT IS SSF CARES?

SSF Cares is a grant-based program that supports social initiatives such as housing, health and nutrition, economic empowerment, environmental sustainability, and much more.

STUDENT BENEFITS

Through the SSF Cares program, students can make a positive impact within the community by applying their knowledge and experience.

Other student benefits include:

- developing and enhancing leadership and communication skills.

- providing an accessible platform for both Seneca College students and external community partners.

- networking opportunities.

- becoming eligible for prestigious awards and recognitions.

HOW DO I APPLY?

The SSF Cares grant application will be open for a period during the academic year in which students will be able to submit their proposals.

To apply:

Step 1: Click on the SSF Cares application form on the website (under Related Documents)

Step 2: Start the application by telling us more about you and an overview of your project.

Step 3: List your project goals, objectives and how your project will address the social need(s), in detail.

Step 4: List your team members and the partnering organization, if applicable.

Step 5: List the estimated budget and timeline for your project. (Potential expenses can be honoraria, stipends, facilitation and/or speaker fees, project materials and equipment, administrative costs, and more.)

Step 6: Submit the complete application to [email protected]

Step 7: The SSF Cares committee will assess the proposals and notify the applicant of the committee’s decision.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

  • You must be based in Ontario, Canada.
  • You must be led by a full-time Seneca College student(s).
  • You must promote and foster inclusivity.
  • You must demonstrate a clear community need.
  • You must follow COVID-19 protocols as indicated by Toronto Public Health.

PRIORITIES

Priority will be given, but not limited to initiatives that:

  • are inclusive and focus on building diversity.
  • take on a student-centred approach.
  • engage families and distinct communities.
  • promote health and wellness.
  • combat systemic racism and prejudices presented across systems.
  • display strong alliances.
  • bridge services and advocacy between Seneca and the involved communities.

For more details, email us at [email protected]

MEET THE SSF CARES COMMITTEE MEMEBRS

Samir Abdi Patrick
Brenda
Gabriel Huston
mentor
Mentor
Glenna