From March 4 to March 6,The Fanshawe Student Union (FSU) will be holding a referendum, asking student members to vote on whether or not they want to implement a $2.00 per semester ancillary fee increase. Fanshawe College has also agreed to match these funds should the referendum pass.
With this additional funding, the FSU aims to promote food security for its student members by improving existing food programs across all campuses, ensuring the sustainability of the student union’s food bank, and increasing healthy affordable food options at the FSU’s campus eateries.
By voting in the referendum, students can also enter into a draw with $3,500 in prizes available to be won.
Over the years, the FSU has committed itself to supporting students in need through The Sharing Shop and continued efforts to support healthy, affordable eating on campus. But we recognize that times are hard, and as more and more students struggle to put food on their tables, demand for our services has only grown. In order to keep up, we need your help.
Those student members who cast either a Yes or No vote on the referendum portion of their FSU Elections ballot will have the opportunity to enter a prize draw upon submission of their ballot. A random draw will take place on Thursday, March 7, 2024, and the following prizes will be awarded:
Winners may choose to substitute an Amazon gift card with their choice of any gift card that Amazon Canada makes available to be sent through email delivery. Uber, SkipTheDishes, DoorDash, Apple, InstCart and many other options are available. For a list of available gift cards, visit Amazon Canadas Email gift cards section
A student-held fee referendum asks student members to vote on whether they want to implement, or continue, a particular ancillary fee.
Voting will take place between March 4, 2024, at 9:00 a.m. and March 6, 2024, at 2:00 p.m. through FanshaweOnline. Results of the FSU President and Director elections and the referendum results will be shared on March 6, 2024, at 3:00 p.m.
The Fanshawe Student Union will collect a Food Security Fee of $2.00 per semester from students to support and sustain enhanced food security efforts. Fanshawe College has also agreed to match these funds should the referendum pass. This means that the Fanshawe Student Union will increase funding to its food bank, the Sharing Shop, and will expand its food security programs across all campuses, to support students to obtain affordable and nutritious food.
The Fanshawe Student Union will continue to rely on food donations to The Sharing Shop and students will not be charged levied a $2.00 per semester food security fee. With demand for food support continuing to grow, a lack of a reliable and sustainable source of funding could result in inconsistent services, or possible temporary closure of The Sharing Shop.