Help us help students.
Imagine you’re a student who has to choose between buying food and paying rent. Perhaps you’re new to Vancouver and are feeling anxious and alone. Maybe a recent falling out with a friend has you depressed and unable to focus on your studies. 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. 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 Food: providing access to vouchers for urgently needed food, helping alleviate one of the basic necessities for well being.
- Crisis Prevention: expanding workshops promoting mental health and support community events like Hope and Cope to provide tools for students in need.
- Wellness Programs: increasing programming that promotes wellness and builds community, such as Emily Carr’s Wellness Commons and the newly launched Oasis Wellness Garden.
Our food voucher program is rolling out this winter, we have weekly visits with a new therapy dog, and we have meditation days. Please help us help students even more.