Over the years, we have managed to secure several victories through the services that we offer. Below are some examples:
Since the 1960s, students at the University of Toronto have decried the lack of student-run activity space on campus. While most universities have a student centre, the University of Toronto downtown campus lacks this critical space. Weprovides a number of services to clubs to try to make up for this lack of cohesive space on campus. Students at the University of Toronto finally convinced the university that it was time to do something about this lack of space in 2007 and have finished negotiating an operating agreement in 2013.
After years of providing a bulk-purchased discounted Metropass to students, the University of Toronto Students’ Union, with the help of the Canadian Federation of Students-Ontario and other students’ unions in the Greater Toronto Area, convinced the Toronto Transit Commission to introduce a discounted Metropass for post-secondary students, available at every TTC subway station. Students save more with this discounted pass than they ever have!
Free tax filing for students through Ufile.ca
We provide free tax clinics to students in the spring. Working with students across the country and with the help of the Canadian Federation of Students, we were able to secure free tax filing for students each year, through ufile.ca.
Childcare at Mississauga Campus
We provide grants to student parents, but for years, there was no childcare space at the Mississauga campus. The University of Toronto Student’s Union hired staff and set up a child minding space at the UTM Student Centre to meet this need while lobbying the university administration to make sure that a permanent, university-run childcare space was created. In 2008, the University of Toronto finally announced they would open up this space.