About the Benefits
The Faculty of Community Services Society (FCSS) small Levy Fee of $30.00 per (Fall/Winter) semesters will not only benefits us students on a faculty-level but also inside our individual programs.
Read below at what the benefits are for your program, that the FCSS is able to provide you starting next fall when you choose YES in the referendum!
Benefits for one fee that suits all needs:
Experiential Community Projects
Once the FCSS secures a levy, ECS students are able to propose, implement, and create different community projects ranging from Community Gardens, youthcare programing, enaging with different schools, and more. These projects inspire future youth to take action, and can help foster connections within the community for your own professional development skillsets. #GetMoreFCS
Social Unifying Events
Once the FCSS secures a levy, ECS students will be able to come ogether for more social events such as semi-formals, graduation galas, friendship making, art classes, and go on different excursions such as zip lining, camping, and karaoke.
Paid Placements for All
As ECS students, we believe you should be paid to do placements. The FCSS has a plan in place to get ECS students paid placements in two years once we secure the levy. Make sure to vote yes on RAMSS November 7-9. #GetMoreFCS
First Aid Training Covered
Ecs students who need to get standard first aid will be able to do it for free through a levied student society. Make sure to vote yes on RAMSS November 7-9. #GetMoreFCS
Early Childhood Studies Course Union Funded
The ECSCU is underfunded with a small budget of roughly $800 a year. Your money will go into fundng the ECSCU with a $10,000+ budget to put on professional events, and be prepaired to advocate for you on a program level. Make sure to vote yes on RAMSS November 7-9. #GetMoreFCS
Early Childhood Studies Clubs Funded
ECS Clubs are underfunded with budgets being roughly $200 each year. Your money will go into fundng the ECS clubs with a $4,000+ budget to put on the good work they do, and events. #GetMoreFCS
Annual Job Networking, and Job Fair
Early Childhood Studies students deserve to get hired during their time here at the university, making sure they are building up their skillsets to stand out with revelant work experience. The FCSS will host program specfic job and networking fairs for ECS students. #GetMoreFCS
Annual Mock Interview Nights
Early Childhood Studies students deserve to be prepaired when going through the hiring, and teachers college process. Mock Interviews will help ECS students be pre-paired for both scenarios. #GetMoreFCS Vote yes on RAMSS November 7-9, 2022.
Resume, Cover Letter, and CV Workshops
Early Childhood Studies students deserve to be prepaired when going through the hiring, and teachers college process. Resume, Cover Letter, and CV workshops will help ECS students be pre-paired for all scenarios. #GetMoreFCS Vote yes on RAMSS November 7-9, 2022.
Early Childhood Studies students are Creatives in the Community Care fields and the FCSS recognizes as such. The FCSS wants to fund public art projects that ECS students design both on campus and off campus. #GetMoreFCS Vote yes on RAMSS November 7-9, 2022.
Student Leadership Awards
FCSS strongly believes students should earn recognition for the amount of hours they put into their student experience that makes an impact in someone else's experience. The FCSS once funded will be offering a wide range of individual and student group awards with monetary value. You are able to read up on the awards in our publicly posted Awards Policy. #GetMoreFCS
Group Conference Trips Covered
FCSS will fund up to 100% for external Conferences & Competitions
Student competitions are a key component of student life and learning at the Faculty of Community Services (FCS) and Toronto Metropolitan University which has not been offered in over a decade due to limited funding. Competitions allow FCS students to experience ‘real world’ health challenges in competitive learning environments, while presenting to industry professionals. Students who participate in conferences and competitions have a richer educational experience overall; the training, collaboration and competition experience are all important learning opportunities that prepare FCS students to thrive in the Healthcare, Medical, Community Health, Global Health, Public Policy, and Community Care world post-graduation.
#GetMoreFCS Vote YES on RAMSS November 7-9
Emergancy Early Childhood Studies Student Grants
The next time we enter a pandemic, epidemic or emergency situation. Or when Early Childhood Studies students are going through financial hardships... there will always be a fund available to students to use. #GetMoreFCS
Networking with Eary Childhood Studies students across the Province and Country.
The Faculty of Community Services Society founded the Ontario Health Sciences Student Society Association. There are currently 20 member faculty-level student societies across the province from Brock Concurrent Education to Guelph Humber University and down towards Windsor. They regularly meet to organize the Community Care Olympics, and promote networking conferences that are happening or hosting. These events will be expanded, and foster innovation, networking, plus new friendships across the province. #GetMoreFCS