Emily Cares

Help us help students.

Imagine you’re a student who has to choose between buying food or paying rent. Or perhaps you’re new to Vancouver and are feeling anxious and alone. Maybe your mom is sick and you can’t afford a ticket home. Every day, students at Emily Carr University of Art + Design face stressful situations like these. The need for counselling has increased by 15 percent this year alone. But while we can’t prevent life’s difficulties, we can help students through them with your support.

The Emily Cares Student Emergency Fund is an innovative new program designed to support our students in three complementary ways:

• Emergency Response: we will provide access to emergency funds for urgently needed food, shelter, travel and more.

• Crisis Prevention: we will expand workshops promoting mental health and support community events like Hope and Cope to provide tools for students in need.

• Wellness Programs: we will increase programming that promotes wellness and builds community, such as Emily Carr’s Wellness Commons.

Here’s how you can help us help students.

For as little as a latte or a movie ticket, you can change a student’s life. Your monthly gift of $5 will provide mental health care packages to four students over the course of a year. A $10 monthly gift will provide up to five emergency grocery vouchers, and a $25 monthly gift will purchase a gravity blanket for all students to use. A $50 monthly gift will help expand our wellness program and provide students with resources that were never before offered at Emily Carr University.

$15 - $100$100 - $200
Over $200
Mental health care packages
Food vouchers
In-house workshops
Yoga and meditation
Family emergency travel
Dog therapy
Emergency housing
Free food events
Community events
Gravity blanket

Sign up today through CanadaHelps to become a monthly donor or complete and return the Donation Form to make a one-time gift.

Your gift of any size is greatly appreciated!

As a further incentive, $10,000 in matching funds is available for 2018, so you can double your impact on a student’s life and help make this a permanent support program at Emily Carr University. Your gift today to the Emily Cares Student Emergency Fund is an investment in a student and a valuable contribution to their creative future.

Help us help students. Make a difference by becoming a donor today.