To view a document or more information on a topic, simply click on the appropriate heading. Should a link be broken, please contact the Union office.

Leave under the Collective Agreement

Click on the above link for a brief overview of the leave provisions contained within the Unit 1 Collective Agreement.

Unit 1 Funds and Health Benefits Guide

This brochure will give you a break down of the various funds Unit 1 members may apply to, as well as important information regarding your health benefits.

Health Benefits – More Details

NOTE: To opt-in your dependents to your primary plan (in order for them to have access to the Top-up Plan), you must opt them in annually, at the beginning of the term you are first registered in.   For graduate students, visit Student Care to opt-in online during the periods below.  Members with primary coverage from APUS, SCSU, and UTSU should refer to their respective website for similar deadlines.

Fall 2016: September 1 – September 30, 2017

Winter 2017: January 1 – January 30, 2018

Looking to purchase a 12-month extension of your insurance after graduation? Please visit this link

Health Benefits – Important Forms and Websites

Unit 1 Health Benefits – University of Toronto’s webpage

Top-Up Plan Pamphlet – access this pamphlet for more details on your top-up plan

Top-Up Plan FAQ – have a question about your top-up plan? Check here first for an answer!

Table of Maximum Amounts – GSU/Top-Up Plan 2016/2017 Plan Year (updated amounts for 2017/2018 are currently under discussion)

NB:  The Healthcare Spending Account (HCSA) for those with a spouse and/or children enrolled in their base plan will increase from $400 to $500 per year effective September 1, 2016.

Tuition Assistance Fund (TAF)

The University has now contacted all members it believes are eligible for the 2016-17 Tuition Assistance Fund (TAF). Therefore, if you meet the eligibility requirements (listed below), you should have received an email from the University entitled “CUPE Local 3902, Unit 1 – Tuition Assistance Fund (TAF)” to your UofT email account letting you know how much you’re receiving. Think you were entitled to more funding than what the university told you? Click below to find more information on how to proceed.

TAF Info

Graduate Student Bursary Fund (GSBF)

The Graduate Student Bursary Fund (GSBF) tops up funding for each academic year to $17,500 + tuition and fees for anyone who had Unit 1 work (TA, CI, CPO, etc.) during that year. For the 2016-17 academic year, eligible members received emails on 1 November 2017 to utoronto accounts. If you did not receive an email to any of your utoronto accounts and believe you are eligible, fill out the Missing GSBF Email Form by 11:59pm on 30 November.  We anticipate that cheques will be mailed at the end of January.  If you have any questions about the GSBF, please see the FAQ here

Financial Assistance Funds 2017-18

Click on the name of the fund for which you would like further details – this will open a new page with detailed information about that specific fund.

Applications for the CFAF. IHPAF and UFPAF are now being accepted. Please click on the link below for application information. The deadline to submit an application for all three funds is 11:59 pm on 30 November 2017.

1. Childcare Financial Assistance Fund (CFAF)
2. International Health Plan Assistance Fund (IHPAF)
3. Research Assistants Defence Fund (RADF)
4. Unfunded Students Assistance Fund (USAF)
5. UofT Family Plan Assistance Fund (UFPAF)