Levy Groups

The UTGSU has several levy groups which are funded through the UTGSU via levy fees established through referenda.

BIKECHAIN

Bikechain is a Do-It-Yourself (DIY) bicycle repair shop. They do not fix your bike for you, but they teach you to do it. Bikechain also offers workshops, sells bicycle parts, and operates a free bicycle lending program. More information can be found on the Bikechain website.

Graduate Students can opt–out of Bikechain’s winter levy ($0.25 for part-time students and $0.50 for full-time students) from January 23-30, 2020, during the following hours: 

Thursday Jan.23: 12pm-9pm;

Friday Jan 24: 10am-5pm;

Monday, Jan 27: 7-9 pm

Tuesday Jan.28 10am-5pm;

Wednesday Jan 29 10am-5pm; 

Thursday Jan 30 12pm-9pm

Levy refunds will be distributed at Bikechain, North Borden building, 563 Spadina Crescent (entrance on Bancroft Ave). Students who experience barriers to visiting the shop can email bikechain@utoronto.ca and we will be happy to make alternative arrangements with you.

CENTRE FOR WOMEN & TRANS PEOPLE

The Centre for Women and Trans People at UofT is committed to providing a safe, harassment-free drop-in space for all women and trans people on campus. We provide free support, referrals, resources and advocacy on issues of sexism, racism, homophobia, transphobia, ableism, ageism, violence, health and poverty through our workshops, events, services, and programming.

The Centre was founded by UofT self-identified women undergraduate students in 1986. They organized to create a safe, accessible space for all women at U of T to gather, seek support, and advocate on issues relevant to them. The Centre is a student funded, volunteer-driven, non-profit, campus, community organization governed by its Collective.

The Centre is just across from the UTGSU at 563 Spadina, on the Ground Floor. More information, including hours of operation and how to get involved, can be found on the Centre’s website.

DOWNTOWN LEGAL SERVICES (DLS)

Downtown Legal Services (DLS) is a legal clinic run by U of T law students and supervised by lawyers. They offer confidential service and representation for landlord and tenant matters, small claims, academic appeals, employment issues, social assistance appeals and other legal matters. Full and part-time students have access to notaries at no (or nominal) charge. Full-time students pay $3 out of their incidental fees (part-time students pay $2). More information can be found on the DLS website.

ONTARIO PUBLIC INTEREST RESEARCH GROUP (OPIRG)

OPIRG provides leadership through action, education, and research on pressing environmental and social justice issues. Driven by hardworking volunteers, OPIRG provides workshops and services to graduate students at the University of Toronto including their Disorientation week workshop series and the Tools for Change skills building workshops. Through their efforts, they empower students and the UofT community to work cooperatively for a more just and healthy society. Because of OPIRG, students have access to resources and training that are essential to community building, advocacy, and professional development. More information can be found on the OPIRG website.

To opt out, St. George students can come to the OPIRG office at 563 Spadina Crescent to fill out an opt-out form and receive a cheque for their refund amount. Please bring valid proof of current enrolment with you. Office hours are Monday-Thursday 12-5pm. Students at UTM and UTSC or those who experience barriers to accessing our office can contact the Finance Coordinator at afcoordinator.opirgto@gmail.com to make alternate arrangements. 

UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCE NETWORK (UTERN)

UTERN is the University of Toronto’s Environmental Resource Network, an umbrella organization that serves as the meeting point for everyone in the university community concerned about the health of our environment. UTERN encompasses all students at the University of Toronto including undergraduate and graduate students from all three campuses. We welcome all funding applications from all undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Toronto. More information can be found on the UTERN website.

STUDENTS FOR BARRIER FREE ACCESS (SBA)

SBA is a disability justice organization that advocates for equity, access, and the rights of disabled students. SBA and its allies work towards eliminating physical, informational, and attitudinal barriers on campus and in the wider community. For more information visit http://uoftsba.com/. SBA administers levy opt-outs at the SBA Centre during the first 3 weeks of the Fall and Winter terms during the regular drop-in centre hours of Monday – Thursday 1:00pm – 5:00pm.

Evening opt outs from will be held from 5pm-7pm on, Tuesday January 14, Thursday January 23, and Monday January 27.  

SEXUAL EDUCATION CENTRE (SEC)

The University of Toronto Sexual Education and Peer Support Centre (SEC) is a 100% not-for-profit, volunteer-run student service/student group at the University of Toronto, St. George campus. As a levy-funded organization, all supplies and services provided by SEC are available free of charge to the University of Toronto community. The Sexual Education Centre offers a free, confidential, non-judgmental peer support approach to sex education. For more information visit https://www.sec.utoronto.ca/.

canadian federation of students – National

Formed in 1981, the Canadian Federation of Students is a bilingual national union of over one-half million students from more than 64 university and college students’ unions across Canada. Our Federation provides students with an effective and united voice, provincially and nationally, and creates space and opportunity for students across the country and province to join together in creating change and winning victories on and off campus. For more information visit https://cfs-fcee.ca/.

canadian federation of students – ontario

The Canadian Federation of Students – Ontario provides students with an effective and united voice provincially, and creates space and opportunity for students across Ontario to join together in creating change and winning victories on and off campus. For more information visit https://cfsontario.ca/