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COVID-19 Assistance Fund – December Deadline Dates

To: All AESES Members

Earlier this year, the AESES Board of Representatives established a COVID-19 Assistance Fund to support AESES members who are experiencing significant financial hardship during this difficult time. Thus far, AESES has received 419 applications to the fund and awarded over $67,000 to help our members meet their basic grocery needs.

As the winter break is quickly approaching, please note the following deadlines will be the last chance to apply prior to the new year:

From now until Friday, December 4 at 12pm;


After 12pm on Friday, December 4 until Friday, December 11 at 12pm.

Applicants should also note that they may apply for only one of those dates listed. Following these deadlines, the next opportunity to apply again will be the week of January 8, 2021.

Additionally, in recognition that the Assistance Fund program will be unavailable during the weeks of December 18, 25, and January 1, applicants who apply before noon on December 11 will receive double the amount for which they would normally qualify.

Only those members who are truly in need of this assistance should apply. If you have suffered a negative financial impact to your household income due to COVID-19 such as a layoff, a spousal layoff, or even reduced hours, we welcome you to apply to AESES’ COVID-19 Assistance Fund.

Some things you should know:

  • All AESES members are eligible to apply
  • Applicants must be able to explain how they fit the eligibility criteria
  • Applications received by noon on each Friday will be processed the following week
  • Assistance will be provided in the form of a gift card which will be mailed to you
  • The monetary amount available is dependent on each applicant’s family size

The AESES COVID-19 Committee may take extenuating/exceptional circumstances into consideration.

The COVID-19 Assistance Fund application form can be found here.

Questions about the COVID-19 Assistance Fund can be directed via email to

Did you know

AESES is affiliated with the Confederation of Canadian Unions (CCU).

AESES' Charter Meeting was held in December of 1972.

We offer bursaries for AESES dependents at both universities.

Anyone can attend a Board meeting by calling the AESES Business Office prior to the meeting and confirming their attendance.

AESES requires new volunteers for various committees. Please contact the Business Office if you are an AESES member interested in joining one of our committees.