Health + Wellness


Awards and Bursaries

Viola Desmond Student Bursary

Sent to us on behalf of the Office of the Vice President, Equity and Community Inclusion (OVPECI):

This bursary awards $1,000 to a Ryerson student who self-identifies as a Black woman and is engaged in community work. The application is available on AwardSpring until Friday, November 6, and the recipient will be notified by December. Only students with a minimum 1.67 cumulative grade point average and a clear academic standing will be considered. More eligibility requirements can be found on the Award Criteria and Nomination Process page


Named in Viola Desmond’s honour, this annual bursary celebrates the past, present and future achievements of Black women and the Black community in Canada and at Ryerson. 

Mental Health Support

Ryerson Counseling Services

Centre for student development and counseling.


Student mental health support created by students.

Canadian Mental Health Association

Physical & mental health program


Ryerson wellness and mental health program.

Financial Resources

Canadian Emergency Student Benefit

A Government benefit plan for students who are making less than $1000 or do not have a job. $1,250 a month for up to 4 months.

Canadian Emergency Response Benefit

A Government benefit plan for people who have lost their jobs where you can get the opportunity to get $2000 a month for up to 4 months

Canada Student Service Grant

A Government Program where post secondary students can get $5,000 for 500 hours of community service.


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The FCSS is committed to the constant inclusion of students from marginalized communities. We strive to create inclusive spaces that collectively brings diverse perspectives to the circle. 

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