Local 560 Contract Faculty Hardship Fund

We recognize that our contract faculty often face demotion of employment status from Partial-Load to Part-Time, or loss of a contract altogether. Therefore, we have created the Local 560 Hardship Fund to assist our colleagues who are facing short-term financial difficulties.

You can apply to receive a $250 donation to help ease the financial constraints brought on by a reduced status or no teaching offer.

The fund is limited to $10,000 per academic year, so we can help as many as 40 contract faculty with emergency financial needs.

Complete the application form and attach a copy of your previous Partial-Load contract, and your current contract. If you have no contract at all, a copy of an email from your Chair or supervisor indicating your change in status would be acceptable instead.

The Hardship Fund Committee will attempt to respond to your request within 2 weeks.

The Hardship Fund Committee will maintain confidentiality; however, the committee members, as well as the Local 560 treasurer and the trustees will have the right to review the documents to ensure compliance with the OPSEU Constitution.


Hardship Fund Application Form

Please complete this form and attach a copy of your previous Partial-Load contract or your current Part-Time contract. If you do not currently have a contract, an email from your chair or supervisor will suffice. We will attempt to respond to your request within 2 weeks. All information is confidential, however the committee members, the treasurer, and the trustees can review the documents.