Student members or groups can apply for a Micro-Grant of up to $250 to help cover the costs of an event, project, or initiative. Projects must benefit more than one student at OCADU.

Funding will not be granted to projects related to OCAD University’s academic plan or curriculum, including thesis exhibitions and/or publications or personal travel costs. The Student Union is not able to fund selective academic work. This is a conversation you can have with your department about necessary funds and resources integral for your academic success. Funding will also not be allocated for items remaining in sole property of an individual or to cover the cost of special occasion permits or alcohol.

Leftover materials purchased with the grant money and/or unused funds from the grant must be returned to the Student Union.

All projects must comply with the OCAD Student Union Mandate and Safe(r) Space Policy, AODA standards (Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act) and OCAD University Administrative Policies.

Micro-grants are available on an ongoing basis throughout the academic year while funding lasts. Applications for funding are assessed by the OCAD Student Union Executive Committee. You can expect your results within approximately two weeks of when the application was submitted.

If this is your first time applying for a Student Union Micro-Grant, or you require additional assistance, accommodations, or clarification regarding the grants, or the granting process, please get in touch with Sina Hojatzadeh, Director of Operations at operations@ocadsu.org.

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying for a Micro-Grant for a project that will take place between September 1, 2023 and August 31, 2024, please submit a form here.

Funded projects for the 2023/24 year:

  • UX Student Association Welcome Day
  • OCADU Artist Alley
  • Mutual Artist Network Mutual Art Festival

Project Grants

Project Grants provide an opportunity for OCAD University students to receive funding to realize projects, host events, or do other creative initiatives that would otherwise be unattainable due to financial barriers.

Applications for Project Grants are assessed once per year in the fall, and all of the available funding is given out at that time. Grant recipients must complete their projects by the end of the winter term.

Funded projects for the 2022/23 year:

  • InterVarsity at OCAD U Waffle Nights 2022-23
  • Shoes Off Collective 2022-23 Programming
  • Journal of Visual and Critical Studies Publication and Working Group

The Project Grants program will resume again in September 2023.

If you have any questions about the Project Grants program, please contact Nicole Cropley, Finance Manager at finance@ocadsu.org.

Student Price Card

The Student Price Card, also known as the SPC Card, is a student loyalty program in Canada offering discounts and deals on items such as fashion, food, shoes, travel, and more. Show your SPC Card at participating locations to receive instant savings every time you shop.

For $11.99, you can purchase an annual membership that offers 450+ unlimited discounts and up to 25% off top brands.

When you purchase through the OCAD Student Union link, SPC will donate $2 from every membership to support OCAD SU programs and services.