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November 28, 2017 9:23 AM

Applications now open for Student Strike Relief Fund

Conestoga students can now apply for financial assistance to cover incremental costs resulting from the five-week faculty strike at Ontario’s 24 public colleges this fall.

The Student Strike Relief Fund provides up to $500 to full-time international and domestic students who remain enrolled in their program and who experienced unexpected additional costs as a result of the faculty strike. Examples of such costs include the rescheduling of plane, train or bus tickets, additional living expenses, incremental childcare expenses, or other essential expenses that occurred as a result of the strike.

The fund is consistent with the framework developed by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development in consultation with student leaders and colleges.


  • Domestic and international students enrolled in full-time programs at Conestoga in fall semester 2017 are eligible to apply.
  • Students who are on a co-op work term in fall 2017 are not eligible to apply.
  • Students who choose to withdraw by December 5 and receive a full tuition refund are not eligible for further assistance.

Application process:

Students should complete the online application and submit it along with receipts or other supporting documentation providing evidence of additional expenses. Cheques will be issued to those who meet the eligibility criteria.

Applications will be accepted until April 27, 2018.


If you disagree with the amount awarded by the strike relief fund, or if you have expenses exceeding the $500 fund limit, you may complete a bursary application found on the Student Financial Services website.

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