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Offer of Condolences and Support - Typhoon Haiyan

Dear Community Members,

Our campus community is deeply saddened by the tragic events caused by Typhoon Haiyan. The following information allows those wishing to donate or participate in a response some options of doing so. In addition there is information on counseling and support available to students. We hope that you will find this information helpful during this difficult time.

Special Events

The UTSC Filipino Students’ Association will be hosting a Typhoon Relief Event to raise donation funds. There will be a variety of talent performances, raffles, and gift baskets. We would like to encourage the UTSC community to come out and show their support.

Wednesday November 27
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Rex’s Den

For more details and to purchase tickets please visit http://www.facebook.com/groups/FSAUTSC

A number of fundraising and commemorative events are currently being planned on campus. If you or your campus club is interested in organizing an event please contact the Department of Student Life at campusgroups@utsc.utoronto.ca . Please keep up to date on all campus events by visiting the UTSC Intranet.

Counselling

The Health and Wellness Centre offers a variety of counselling and medical services to support students. They are well informed of the impacts this tragic event can have on students and families. For more information on visiting the Health and Wellness Centre please visit their website: http://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/~wellness/counselling_services.html

UTSC Multi-Faith Chaplains

The Department of Student Life is able to connect you to our multi-faith Chaplains/Worldview Leaders to seek spiritual care. Please visit the DSL website for more information: http://utsc-communityprograms.ca/multi-faith/chaplainworldview-leaders/

Additional Resources

We would like to hear from any students that have been directly affected by Typhoon Haiyan. Please contact the Office of Student Affairs at:

Student Centre, Room SL-157
stuaff@utsc.utoronto.ca

Donations

The Canadian government has announced that it will match every dollar donated by Canadians between November 9 and December 9.The donations must be made to registered Canadian Charities and specifically for typhoon relief in order to qualify for the matching program. For more information please visit: http://www.acdi-cida.gc.ca/acdi-cida/acdi-cida.nsf/eng/HEL-1110224227-6D4


Sincerely,

Desmond Pouyat
Dean of Student Affairs 




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