Local 560 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, 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.