Women and Trans People Safety Committee

The Women’s Campus Safety Grant is provided by the Ministry of Training, Colleges & Universities to help fund campus initiatives that promote women’s safety. The grant is provided to the Vice-Provost Students to administer. The Women and Trans People Safety Committee, made up of staff and students, review and adjudicate proposals.

Past projects and programs that have received funds include:

  • International Women’s Day conference
  • Wen-do women’s self defence courses
  • Print material and pamphlets on responding to sexual assault
  • “Can I Kiss You?” presentation
  • Alcohol Education online
  • Crisis grants

Applications are encouraged from departments and student organizations.

Priority will be given to:

  1. Initiatives that promote and address safety for women and trans people on campus.
  2. Initiatives that support METRAC recommendations can be found at safety.yorku.ca/metracsafetyaudit/.

Terms and Conditions of Grant:

  1. Initiatives must operate from an anti-oppressive framework.
  2. Initiatives must be completed by March 2017 and status reports submitted 15 days after project completion and no later than April 1, 2017.
  3. Grant funds can only be used for the approved initiative.
  4. Salary costs are not eligible for funding.
  5. Funding will be released upon the following:
    1. Completion of the initiative/project by date noted above;
    2. Receipt of status reports by date noted above;
    3. For internal University departments, receipt of copies of invoices and eReports printouts to support actual costs of initiative/project;
    4. For recognized student organizations, receipt of copies of invoices and copies of cancelled cheques to support actual costs of initiative/project.

Applications are due Monday, October 3, 2016. Click here for an application form.


Women and Trans People Safety Committee email wcsgc@yorku.ca