How we help

The Student Support Fund

This fund exists to ensure vulnerable students have access to the basic needs and the opportunity to fully engage in school life. Through financial support this fund helps to reduce barriers to education for students. Children that would be left out of enriching educational experiences because of financial constraints will be eligible for support, which will allow them to participate in extracurricular clubs and teams, co-operative education programs and class field trips.  Additionally, this fund will assist with basic needs including food and clothing.

School staff will identify student needs in the following areas:

  • Food
  • Clothing
  • College application fees
  • School supplies*
  • Medical supplies*
  • Extra-curricular activities
  • Family crisis (flood, fire, layoff)

*School supplies that the Board is required to provide will not be covered through this fund.

*If support for medical supplies are covered by other assistance programs, those programs must be accessed first.

Additional Resources

Ontario Works

Ontario Disability Support Program

Eye See Eye Learn

Healthy Smiles Ontario

Food For Learning

Renfrew County Child Poverty Action Network


KidSport Ontario