Marianne Simm, Vice-Principal Students meeting with a student

Emergency Resources

Brescia recognizes that students may find themselves in an emergency financial situation. This short-term financial crisis may be a situation where they are in immediate need of assistance with basic life necessities, such as food, clothing and household items, health care, etc.

If such a situation arises, students are encouraged to make an appointment with the Financial Aid Officer. Appointments can be booked through The HIVE and students should make the staff aware of any urgency to their situation.

The Brescia Emergency Fund

The Brescia Emergency Fund will help to provide immediate short-term relief to Brescia students who are experiencing immediate emergency financial need as a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic. We want to ensure students’ basic needs are met to enable them to complete their academic term. The Brescia Emergency Fund is not a source of long-term funding.

Criteria

  • Open to international and domestic students currently enrolled in courses for the winter term (January-April).
  • Applicants must demonstrate that their current financial distress is a direct result of unforeseen costs in the month of March or April 2020, and are directly associated with or related to the COVID-19 pandemic crisis.

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Additional Resources

  • Christina’s Closet - is a student-centred program which offers Brescia students the opportunity to obtain complimentary clean, new and gently-used clothing, accessories and household items generously donated by the community.
  • Food Support Services - is a University Student Council student service dedicated to reducing food insecurity among Western students. They provide an anonymous food hamper distribution system that can be accessed by filling out an online form.
  • Help Yourself Through Hard Times - is an External Resource Guide. It provides information on services within the community based on what your direct need may be.
  • London Food Bank – is a community resource that provides food hampers to those in emergency need.
  • Renewed Computer Technology – is a not-for-profit, charitable organization that empowers students with access to affordable, renewed computers to help meet education goals. For more information contact Lissette Ochoa.