Seneca’s Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

 

 

 

As we continue to face the unprecedented challenge of COVID-19, we want to thank our supportive community for enabling Seneca and our students to adapt so quickly to the difficult circumstances, now the realities of everyday life.

To date, thanks to contributions from Seneca, the provincial government (Ministry of Colleges and Universities), and the Seneca Student Federation (SSF), 15,354 students received support payments to offset emergency needs due to COVID-19.

An additional 2,346 students who were impacted by COVID-19 received financial support thanks to our amazing Seneca community of donors, alumni, employees, community partners and the SSF.

And with the closing of our physical campuses, many students were missing out on the much-needed on-campus food support the SSF provides, every semester. To help fill in this gap, Seneca Advancement has partnered with the SSF to provide students with a $25 grocery store e-card. To date, 1,783 students have received a $25 grocery store e-card.

If you are in the position and have capacity to support our students, please consider contributing to the Seneca COVID-19 Relief Support Bursary.

Your generous gift will help Seneca students now and in the future.

 

Why Your Support Matters

Loss of job

75 per cent of Seneca students had their employment affected by COVID-19

Housing

59 per cent of Seneca students can no longer afford one or more household expenses (rent, utilities) because of COVID-19

Food insecurity

27 per cent of Seneca students have experienced food insecurity due to COVID-19

Medical and wellness

89 per cent of Seneca students are feeling anxiety and uncertainty about their future plans

Family, child and elder care

32 per cent of Seneca students care for dependants

Online learning

28 per cent of Seneca students considered not enrolling this year due to remote learning challenges

Source: Seneca/Seneca Student Federation Survey, October 2020

Your Impact

“This support coming during the difficult time we are all experiencing is such a blessing, and I could not be more thankful! It’s been quite stressful to think about how I’m going to afford tuition and rent at the same time. THANK YOU! I feel honoured to receive your support and please rest assured, it will help me immensely.”

Alice Maria Guimaraes Bento, student, Social Service Worker


“This award will help greatly as I try to minimize my student debt while attending Seneca. It means a great deal to have assistance from people who understand the struggle to pay for an education, especially during these uncertain times.”

Jack Prucha, student, Firefighter, Pre-Service Education & Training


“This bursary will help me to pay for my living expenses as I continue to pursue my education. Being unable to work the hours required to make ends meet during this time, I am very appreciative. It will help combat some of the financial stress I have been facing. I would like to say thank you again to every donor. I am extremely grateful for your support.”

Janica Clarence, student, Social Service Worker – Immigrants & Refugees

COVID-19 Donors

Thank you to our generous donors for supporting our COVID-19 Relief initiatives. We are grateful to the Seneca community for coming together to impact the lives of our students who will continue to grapple with the economic fallout of the pandemic.

  • 3D Network Technology
  • David Agnew
  • Sarah Agnew
  • Suney Ah Win
  • Lyndon Akiwenzie
  • Nicolette Alfonso
  • Sulaiman Ali
  • Joelle Allen
  • Mohiz Allidina
  • Devin Andrade
  • Cawder Andrews
  • Natalie Anklesaria
  • Cassandra Arellano
  • Sarah Arliss
  • Dylan Arulrajah
  • Oluyemisi Ashaolu
  • Jamila Baksh
  • Tom Bartsiokas
  • Jasmine Bashaj
  • Jonathan Beard
  • Nadia Bedok
  • Janet Beed
  • Debbie Bergson
  • Michael Bevacqua
  • Ranjan Bhattacharya
  • Maanup Bhullar
  • Natasha Binns
  • Bird Mechanical Ltd.
  • Christine Blake
  • Claudia Blumberger
  • BMK Benchmark Inc.
  • Nancy Bodi
  • Paula Bourne
  • Carolyn Bragg
  • Maxine Brown
  • Jennifer Buabin
  • Buchanan Technologies
  • Angela Burnie
  • Helena Bzonkova
  • Scott Campbell
  • CIBC
  • Terri Caplin
  • Carthy Foundation
  • CDW Canada Inc.
  • Ahmedali Chakera
  • Jaleesa Challenger
  • Elaine Chan
  • Pauline Chan
  • Ruby Chang
  • Elizabeth Charters
  • Mindy Chase
  • Xiaodong Chen
  • Mark Chen
  • Yanhong Cheng
  • Helen Cheung
  • Ivy Chiu Loke
  • Irene Chong
  • Kian Chua
  • Coca-Cola Canada Bottling Limited
  • Coco Paving
  • Cory Coletta
  • Katie Colvin
  • Slava Corn
  • Jan Crowley
  • Jennifer Dares
  • Michael Dawson
  • Mary Del Bianco
  • Deborah Delorme-D'Ulisse
  • Guang Ping Deng
  • Mario Di Carlo
  • William Doern
  • Donner Canadian Foundation
  • Jennifer Dorscht
  • Brian Drury
  • Andre Dukhia
  • Donna Duncan
  • Karen Dunne-Carter
  • Lucie Dutfield
  • Candace Duval-Clarke
  • Shafiq Ebrahim
  • Gillian Edwards
  • Ken Ellis
  • Martin Emmons
  • Marco Eslava Vidal
  • Laura-Ann Farid
  • Christopher John Fernandez
  • Delana Figueiredo
  • Margaret Forbes
  • Forsman & Bodenfors
  • Wanda Forsythe
  • Frank Foster
  • Lynn Fournier-Ruggles
  • Katherine Fung
  • Gary Galbraith
  • Shannon Gaskell
  • Chantel Gaspard
  • Mirette Ghanem
  • GISDC Ltd.
  • Alexander Gonzalez
  • Joy Gooding
  • Padma Gopinath
  • Gow Hastings Architects
  • Nevzat Gurmen
  • Farheen Hassan
  • Patricia Hayes
  • Rui He
  • Denis Heng
  • Karen Henry
  • James Herder
  • Ana Hernandez
  • Ann Hersch
  • Chan Vinh Hoang
  • Bill Hogarth
  • Sayeed Hossain
  • Dean Hughes
  • Muhammad Hussain
  • ICON Digital Productions Inc.
  • Athula Ilukkumbure
  • Emiliano Introcaso
  • iSecurity Inc.
  • Mohammed Ishaque
  • Lindsay James
  • Kyung Jang
  • Warren Jestin
  • Umachandrika Jeyanthakumar
  • Yuming Jia
  • Dan Kagan
  • Anna Kalika
  • Sonia Karborani
  • Germain Kasee
  • Deborah Keane
  • Donna Keating
  • Kathleen Kells
  • Shan Khan
  • Boyeon Kim
  • Yea Eun Kim
  • Sharon Kinasz
  • Sonyl Koshy
  • Astrid Kretschmann
  • Radha Krishnan
  • Karnika Krishnan
  • Christopher Kumi
  • Saseeban Kundumany
  • Christina Shiu Fei Kuo
  • Shirel Kupernik
  • Sherry Lam
  • Sandra Langford
  • Ashley Laracy
  • Dominique Lazaris-Receno
  • Jinkyoung Lee
  • Sang Min Lee
  • Alice Lee
  • Karen Leiva
  • Tomer Levin
  • Joshua Lewis
  • Heather Lewis
  • Jennifer Lewis
  • Xiaoli Li
  • Amy Lin
  • Esther Linetsky
  • Steven Linthwaite
  • Baruch Lipinsky
  • Chang Liu
  • Sijia Liu
  • Wendy Lo
  • Donald Long
  • Valerie Lopes
  • Ran Luo
  • Steven Lupo
  • M&M Food Market
  • Tracy MacMaster
  • Saghar Mahdaviani
  • Yongfang Mai
  • Ellen Malcolmson
  • Terry Margel
  • Markham Rotary Club Foundation
  • Eric Marmur
  • Ian Marshall
  • Ross Mason
  • Maria May
  • Tiffany Mazzola
  • Robert McConkey
  • Robert McCraken
  • Timothy McKenna
  • The McLean Foundation
  • Javier Melo
  • Karen Mendler
  • Melissa Menezes
  • Harshal Mistry
  • Charmaine Mitchell
  • Naaz Mohamed
  • Murtala Momoh
  • Kimberly Moran
  • Edward Moriarty
  • Shelley Mortin-Toth
  • Neil Moshe
  • Vida Movahedi
  • Sean Murphy
  • Shazeela Nabi
  • Damelis Narayan
  • Naylor Building Partnerships Inc.
  • Barry Naymark
  • David Neale
  • Zeenia Nehar
  • Maia Nenkova
  • Andriy Nigovan
  • Thamayanthy Nithysingha
  • Satoko Nomaguchi
  • Katarina Ohlsson
  • Abimbola Olaoye
  • Margaret Osborne
  • Mauricio Ospina
  • Susan Park
  • Puleen Patel
  • Imranbhai Patel
  • Cecile Peterkin
  • Eduard Peters
  • Michael Phan
  • Jeyakumar Pillai
  • Peivand Pirouzi
  • Mansoor Pirwani
  • POI Business Interiors
  • Richard Polisuk
  • Polytechnics Canada
  • Alison Prentice
  • Purina Pro Plan Veterinary Diets
  • Quinn Design Associates Inc.
  • R. Howard Webster Foundation
  • Elaine Ramprasad
  • Shaun Ramrattan
  • Leslie Rason
  • Vasanthi Rathakrishnan
  • Aamir Raza
  • RDEL Technologies Inc.
  • Karen Reid
  • William Riddell
  • Lynsay Ripley
  • Catherine Rivard
  • Chris Rodgers
  • Sarah Rodricks
  • Yeiner Rodriguez
  • Nora Sagharian
  • Sheldon Sam
  • Barbara Sam
  • Olivia Sane
  • Janet Santagada
  • Cheryl Sapiro
  • Diane Saunders
  • Vanessa Sbardella
  • Carmen Schlamb
  • Laurel Schollen
  • Seneca Student Federation (SSF)
  • Barbara Shannon
  • Michael Shaver
  • Yanhua Shi
  • Dane Shumak
  • Kawaljeet Singh
  • Thomas Skene
  • Software2
  • Ashif Somani
  • Camille Soucie
  • Kenneth Sproul
  • Prashant Srivastava
  • Winston Stewart
  • Sharon Stibbard
  • Jason Stober-Baboushkin
  • Alexander Sukhonos
  • Saketaram Surendra
  • Rachel Sutherland-Allain
  • Sue Szeto
  • Nasrin Talebi
  • Kevin Tam
  • William Tang
  • Christopher Tardif
  • Tazwiz
  • Taylor_Smyth Architects
  • Christina Tchiri
  • TD Insurance Meloche Monnex
  • Ruth Teper
  • Vincenzo Tersigni
  • Alice Thomas
  • Bernice Thompson
  • Ronald Thornbury
  • Michelle Tigere
  • Tania Tiller
  • Thida Tint San
  • Dominic Totino
  • Mary Trant
  • Trend Micro Canada
  • Norma Trivino
  • Thomas Tu
  • David John Turnbull
  • Embeth Turner
  • Anthony Van Odyk
  • Simon Varughese
  • Bob Vassiliadis
  • Mary Vaughan
  • Suganthini Velauthapillai
  • Liroy Vinokur
  • Amrith-Kumar Viswanath
  • Clare Vozza
  • Michael Walder
  • Walker Wood Foundation
  • Hongxia Wang
  • James Webb
  • Karen Webb
  • Matthew Welke
  • Bram Westfall
  • Leroy Williams
  • Dylan Wilson
  • Lily Wong
  • Nigel Francis Wynne
  • Tan-Ling Yeung
  • Jian Ying
  • Jennifer Yip
  • Solomon Yoon
  • Jamie Zeppa
  • Patrick Zheng
  • Angela Zigras
  • Anonymous (82)
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If you donated, your name will be added within one to two weeks of your contribution.

The accuracy of this list is important to us. If you notice any errors or omissions, please contact:

Shannon Gaskell shannon.gaskell@senecacollege.ca

Development Officer, Annual Fund and Stewardship