Each year, the CCFA allocates $1500 to make donations to various charities nominated by our members. It is never an easy decision deciding how to split such a small sum among so many in need. This year, our decision was harder than ever, with many, many deserving charities submitted we relied on a guiding principle that we would fund charities where our own faculty and students are participating in the work.
It is my humble privilege to inform our members that your Union supported these initiatives this year:
The Camosun College African Awareness Committee, nominated by Francis Adu-Febiri
Soup Sisters, nominated by Sarah Erdelyi
Victoria Native Friendship Centre, nominated by Artemis Fire
The CCFA Exec would also like to thank the following members for their thoughtful submissions and encourage you to follow the embedded links to learn more about the charities we funded and those we weren’t able to help this year.
- Margie Clarke for a submission on behalf of Ukrainian Humanitarian Aid through the Canadian Red Cross
- Russ Rook for a submission on behalf of the Cridge Center support for vulnerable persons living in poverty
- Cheryl Marr for a submission on behalf of the Mennonite Centre for the resettlement of Ukrainian refugees
- Frank Jankunis for a submission on behalf of the Ancient Forest Alliance fighting to protect our old growth forest through education and political lobbying
Keep an eye out for next year’s call for submissions around AGM time next year!