Federal government offers additional financial support to students affected by the strike

Nov 22 2017, 2:49 am

As the Ontario college students affected by the strike headed back to class today, the Government of Canada has announced it will also be providing students with financial support.

This news follows the province announcing that all colleges are now required to create dedicated student support funds with net savings from the strike.

The feds announced today that eligible Canada Student Grants and Loans recipients, including OSAP, will receive additional money to pay for unforeseen costs for housing, food and other living expenses in the event that their study term is extended.

“Providing these additional financial supports for Ontario students impacted by the recent labour dispute will help ensure their unforseen expenses are covered, so they can get back to focusing on their education, ” said Patty Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour.

Students are being asked to contact the provincial office where they applied to verify if they are eligible for additional financial assistance.

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