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.
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.
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.
- 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.
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