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, Social Work students are able to propose, implement, and create different community projects ranging from Community Gardens, space 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, Social Work students will be able to come together 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 Urban Planning students, we believe you should be paid to do placements. The FCSS has a plan in place to get Social Work students paid placements in two years once we secure the levy. Make sure to vote yes on RAMSS November 7-9. #GetMoreFCS
Crisis Prevention Intervention Training Covered
Social Work students need to get CPI Certified. This levy will not just cover student life, it will covere this out of pocket fund too. This will be free through a levied student society. Make sure to vote yes on RAMSS November 7-9. #GetMoreFCS
Social Work Course Union Funded
The SWSU is underfunded with a small budget of $0.00 a year. Your money will go into fundng the SWSU 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
Social Work Clubs Funded
Social Work Clubs are underfunded with budgets being $0.00 each year. Your money will go into fundng the Social Work clubs with a $4,000+ budget to put on the good work they do, and events. #GetMoreFCS
Annual Job Networking, and Job Fair
Social Work students deserve to get hired in student Social Work jobs during their time here at the university whether in therapy, clinical, or youth justice. Making sure you are building up your skillsets to stand out with revelant work experience. The FCSS will host program specfic job and networking fairs for Social Work students. #GetMoreFCS
Annual Mock Interview Nights
Social Work students deserve to be prepaired when going through the Social Work hiring process. Mock Interviews will help Social Work students be pre-paired for jobs. #GetMoreFCS Vote yes on RAMSS November 7-9, 2022.
Resume, Cover Letter, and CV Workshops
Social Work students deserve to be prepaired when going through the Social Work hiring process. Resume, Cover Letter, and CV workshops will help Social Work students be pre-paired for all job opportunities. #GetMoreFCS Vote yes on RAMSS November 7-9, 2022.
Social Work students are Creatives in the Community Care fields and the FCSS recognizes as such. The FCSS wants to fund public art projects, parkette design competition projects, community gardens, and more that Social Work 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.
Vote YES on RAMSS November 7-9
Emergancy Social Work Student Grants
The next time we enter a pandemic, epidemic or emergency situation. Or when Social Work students are going through financial hardships... there will always be a fund available to students to use. #GetMoreFCS
Networking with Social Work students across the Country, and Internationally.
The Faculty of Community Services Society has connections with UBC SUS, UC Berkley, UCLA, and a variety of institutions with Social Work programs across North America. The FCSS will help connect you with students, travel expenses, and stay expenses for competitions or conferences with these students. These events will be expanded, and foster innovation among social work programs. #GetMoreFCS