The GSA Family Leave Grant is designed to provide financial support for full-time and part-time Masters and PhD students who require academic leave for parental leave or other family-related issues. Only those students that were granted academic leave for parental/family-related issues are eligible to apply for the Family Leave Grant. To be considered for the grant, applicants must demonstrate financial need, not be receiving other forms of leave pay, and show proof of registration for two terms prior to the start of the leave.

The GSA Family Leave Grant is for a one-time amount. 

Applications will not be processed until all required documentation has been received. Photocopies are acceptable since documentation will not be returned.

Students will be deemed ineligible for this grant where:

  • They are receiving Tri-Council paid parental leave.
  • They are receiving CUPE 4600 paid parental leave.
  • They are receiving Employment Insurance maternity or parental leave benefits.
  • They have previously received this grant or a GSA Emergency Grant for the same family-related purpose.
  • They cannot demonstrate financial need.

Applications will be open from February 13th, 2024 and close on February 27th, 2024 at 4pm EST. It is the sole responsibility of applicants to ensure their application is complete. Incomplete applications cannot be considered for a grant or award. The deadline is firm.