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Federal Student Work Experience Program (FSWEP)

The Federal Student Work Experience Program (FSWEP) helps match students with federal departments and agencies for temporary jobs by maintaining a national inventory of students seeking employment within the federal public service.

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Canada Student Loans Program - Permanent Disability Benefit

The Permanent Disability Benefit allows for the forgiveness of Canada Student Loans for persons who have a permanent disability and are experiencing hardship repaying their loans due to their disability.

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Grant for Services and Equipment for Students with Permanent Disabilities

This grant provides up to $8,000 in non-repayable assistance per academic year for students with permanent disabilities who need exceptional education-related services or equipment, such as tutors, note-takers, interpreters, braillers or technical aids. The grant is intended to cover exceptional education-related services or equipment not accounted for in the needs assessment.

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Grant for Students with Permanent Disabilities

Under this grant, students with permanent disabilities may receive $2,000 per academic year to help cover the costs of accommodation, tuition, and books.

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Lime Connect

Focuses on co-op jobs and bursaries and Scholarships for disabled people and often is not based on grades.

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Do you have an Accommodation issue? Talk to SSD for advocacy help:

Send an email to uvicssd@uvic.ca


Ombudsperson - Martine Conway

http://www.uvss.uvic.ca/ombudsperson/welcome.htm


The Equity and Human Rights

http://web.uvic.ca/eqhr/


RCSD - "Resource Centre for Students with a Disability

http://rcsd.uvic.ca/index.html


Information for Persons with Disabilities for Provincial Disability Assistance

http://www.eia.gov.bc.ca/pwd.htm


For Federal Disability Canada Pension Plan (DCPP)

Note. You can apply for a top up with Provincial Disability Assistance if you are on DCPP if you do not get the full amount from disability Canada Pension Plan

http://www.servicecanada.gc.ca/eng/isp/cpp/cpptoc.shtml