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:
Synergy Gateway Fee Waived
Why pay for that $50.00 Synergy Gateway fee every year? The $60.00 levy will cover paying for this fee for all undergraduate nursing students every year with way more benefits like having a real student experience, compassion fatigue events/initiatives, social opportunities to connect with students across FCS and more. Did we mention this fee will be also covered by OSAP? That's a win, win, win right there. Make sure to choose YES FCS!
Do you have late night shifts and need to nap during the day? Or need to stay late on campus but can't afford or find space in the commuter hostel or get a hotel? The FCSS within the first year of having a levy (Next Year) will be purchasing over 5 sleeping pods for students to use. Sanitary is important to us. That is why after each use a deep cleaning will take place before the net FCS guest. There will be a booking system similar to booking a study room. Free to use for all FCS students! Read more about how the FCSS wants to foster wellness cohesiveness, and study focused eco-systems by reading up on our Wellness Infrastructure Policy. #GetMoreFCS
CPR Training Covered
Are you sick of having to pay out of pocket for CPR training? This new levy will cover this out of pocket fee so you will never have to worry about paying out of pocket again within your time here at the FCS. #GetMoreFCS
First Aid Training Covered
Are you sick of having to pay out of pocket for First Aid training? This new levy will cover this fee so you will never have to worry about paying out of pocket again within your time here at the FCS. #GetMoreFCS
Paid Placements for All
Did you know the FCSS is in the advocacy position to get the MEP program paid placements for all? This is one of the main priorities of the FCSS once the levy is secured within the first three years. #GetMoreFCS
Midwifery Course Union Funded
Did you know the Midwifery Course Union is currently underfunded in comparison to all other course unions across the campus? This levy which is covered by OSAP will allow the MCU to receive an annual base funding of $10,000 yearly with no cuts, and up to $35,000 in additional funding. This money will be used to provide the experiences they provide and new ones for free including formals, workshops, conferences, advocacy events, social events, and current/future discounts. #GetMoreFCS
Midwifery Clubs Funded
The new levy fee will allow all current and new midwifery clubs formed to receive up to $4,000 a year for the good initiatives and good work they provide to the undergraduate student midwifery community. #GetMoreFCS
Midwifery Mature Students
Are you a mature Midwifery student looking for more friends within your faculty to help be a part of your social or support network and within the Faculty? You are in luck! The FCS undergraduate community is filled with lots of mature students across all of our programs. The FCSS is striving to foster a well connected community for all ages, and especially our mature students. The FCSS and our clubs, associations, and course unions are here to provide you with professional development skills, career advice, and a key point of contact connection for you to find what you looking for at TMU more easily, and efficiently #GetMoreFCS
Compassion Fatigue Care Events
The FCSS wants to make sure Midwifery students are catching up with their own mental health and compassion fatigue. We know as caregivers it's very tiring. This is why the FCSS has a new ED Culture & Wellness portfolio role which will be dedicated to planning weekly yoga, meditation, dog/cat therapy, therapy tea circles, and wellness events/initiatives. Your time here at the FCS should be stress and anxiety free while on placements. Read more about Compassion Fatigue events the future funded FCSS will provide here. #GetMoreFCS
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 100%
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.
Emergency Midwifery Student Grants
The next time we enter a pandemic, epidemic or emergency situation. Or when Midwifery students are going through financial hardships... there will always be a fund available to students to use. #GetMoreFCS
Networking with Healthcare and Community Care Students Across the Province
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 McMaster to Carleton and down towards Waterloo. The OHSSSA regularly meets to organize the Health Science 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