Special Edition Online Loonie Line Covid-19 Student Emergency Fund


Make a difference immediately.
Support a John Abbott College student who is living in a precarious situation due to COVID-19. Even the smallest donation helps.

The balance for many students is a delicate one. Full-time classes, hours of work to pay the bills over and above their homework, but it works, most of the time. Now their College semester has been turned upside down, many have lost their jobs whether in a store, restaurant, or other due to the province-wide closure, and they are faced with the fact that they can no longer pay their expenses despite having cut out to their most basic needs.

Your entire donation, 100%, will go to this Student Emergency Assistance Fund.


“The help I get with groceries, tuition etc from the financial aid office has allowed me to stay in school and will allow me to graduate. It may not seem like much but to me and my family [it] is priceless. I’m a single parent with 3 kids, and feeding them and finding money for tuition and books is hard while working only part-time.
The help I get allows me to have less worries and be able to concentrate on my studies to be successful.”

“The financial help that I get from you guys has definitely taken a huge weight off my shoulders. We don’t need to worry about grocery money as much as we did before, which was very stressful because I would skip meals so that we could have enough for my younger brothers. The help I’ve gotten from all of you has really made me feel more secure, and calm.”

“The financial assistance provided by JAC makes a substantial difference in my life…
As a single mother of three, we are living below the poverty line. There are times I can’t even buy milk. Food is becoming increasingly expensive, making it barely affordable with my income. I can’t even imagine what I would do without the assistance received. Honestly, I don’t think I would be able to pursue an education without your assistance. There’s almost no money left for groceries after I pay the rent, bills, and daycare fees.”

“I feel as there is a group of people who care about us, about students and shares with me the importance of education…it is like a constant happy hug. Your support, your donations are appreciated and they do more good that you think.  Thanks, thanks for your generosity and for your support towards education and family.”