Fees and Audits

UTSU Fees (by semester)

This is what you pay the UTSU per session in the 2018-2019 year. The opt-out periods for refundable levies, the Health Plan, and the Dental Plan have each expired now. For the 2018-2019 year, these periods spanned September 1 – October 1.

Send questions and/or comments to vpoperations@utsu.ca.

Fee Title Paid at Description Refundable? Per-Term Total
Accessibility Resources Fund (Capital Levy) UTSG, UTM This fee may only be used to fund capital improvement projects that make the UTSU building and student spaces on campus more accessible. A recent example was executed in April of 2018, when the UTSU contributed $250,000 to the construction of accessible building features on Front Campus inside the University of Toronto’s Landmark Project.  No $1.00
Accessibility Resources Fund (Operating Levy) UTSG, UTM This fee may only be used to fund the delivery of accessible programming by the UTSU. Among other methods, the UTSU strives to make its events more accessible by providing American Sign Language interpreters, mobility transportation services, TTC tokens and subsidized tickets.  No $0.50
Dental Plan Fee UTSG, UTM This fee may only be applied to costs surrounding the administration of the UTSU’s group dental insurance plan. These include: the premiums paid to the insurer itself, brokerage fees paid to the broker, and costs incurred by the UTSU in its role as plan administrator. The plan offsets a prevalent deficit in dental coverage among provincial health care programs (and equivalents like UHIP) at low cost.  Yes, without proof of alternative coverage $77.58
Dollars for Daycare UTSG, UTM This fee may only be used to fund services and programs that support students with dependent care needs. The most prominent among these is the Dollars for Daycare grant, which aims at helping student parents offset the costs of dependent care. The program is run in partnership with the University of Toronto’s Family Care Office, which further supplements the monetary support with valuable advisory services.  Yes $0.50
Health Plan Fee UTSG, UTM This fee may only be applied to costs surrounding the administration of the UTSU’s group health insurance plan. These include: the premiums paid to the insurer itself, brokerage fees paid to the broker, and costs incurred by the UTSU in its role as plan administrator. The plan fills important gaps in provincial health care programs (i.e. OHIP, UHIP, or equivalent), offering a broad range of benefits at low cost.  Yes, with proof of alternative coverage $92.81
Membership Fee UTSG, UTM This fee may only be used to fund the UTSU’s general operations. It is the primary levy for funding the full breadth of union operations, including its administrative overhead costs and the various UTSU programs, services, and campaigns that are not specifically covered by a designated levy.  No $19.04
Orientation Fee UTSG, UTM This fee may only be used to fund annual Orientation programming. The UTSU is the primary organizer of campus-wide Orientation events, including the Tri-Campus Parade, Clubs Carnival, Street Festival, and the Night Social.  Yes $0.50
Student Commons Fee (Capital Levy) UTSG This fee may only be used to pay for the Student Commons’s initial renovation, ongoing maintenence costs, future renovations, and license fee. This fee has been collected since 2008 and is due to expire after 25 years. The Student Commons will be the first ever student-run centre opened on the U of T St. George Campus. It is planned to be a hub for all things student life — a gathering place for student societies and clubs, a haven to decompress away from the buzz of the classroom, and crucially a space that students can make their own. The Student Commons is projected to open in January 2019. No $10.24 in Fall, $14.25 in Winter
Student Commons Fee (Operating Levy) UTSG This fee may only be used to pay for the operating costs of the Student Commons. Some of the largest expenses include: rent paid to the university in exchange for basic building services (electricity, water, heat, janitorial services, etc.), staffing costs, and the day-to-day administration of the building’s various services. The Student Commons will be the first ever student-run centre opened on the U of T St. George Campus. It is planned to be a hub for all things student life — a gathering place for student societies and clubs, a haven to decompress away from the buzz of the classroom, and crucially a space that students can make their own. The Student Commons is projected to open in January 2019.  No $0 in Fall, $6.50 in Winter
Student Refugee Program UTSG, UTM This fee may only be used to fund the Student Refugee Program. The program is run in partnership with a Canadian non-profit, the World University Service of Canada (WUSC). The UTSU supports a small number of refugee students through the program, guiding them on on a caretaking basis and aiding them on a financial basis. Among other things, the UTSU navigates the immigration bureaucracy on their behalf, covers their tuition, organizes their room and board, subsidizes their food expenses, and acclimates them to life in Toronto.  No $0.72
Sustainable Food Programming UTSG, UTM This fee may only be used to fund sustainable food programming offered by the UTSU. Noteworthy sustainable food initiatives operated by the UTSU include its free vegan breakfasts and its exam de-stressing program, UTSU’s Got You.  Yes $0.15
UTSG Totals  $171.54 refundable  $203.04 in Fall, $213.55 in Winter 
UTM Totals  $171.54 refundable $192.80 

UTSU Fees (annual totals)


UTSU Audits

Audited Financial statements show the actual financial position of the UTSU for one fiscal year. It is evaluated by an Auditor to guarantee that proper accounting standards and amounts are represented. The UTSU Fiscal year runs from May 1 to April 30 of the following year.

Send questions and/or comments to vpoperations@utsu.ca.


External Organization Fees (by semester) and Audits

The UTSU collects fees on behalf of other organizations. These fees are included in the UTSU fee that appears on your ACORN invoice. Each one was established by a referendum.

With the exception of the Canadian Federation of Students, all of the external organizations listed in the following section are service groups. All service groups are based out of the University of Toronto, and most are run by students. Each service group’s most recent audits are available below. These audits were given to the UTSU by the service groups themselves.

Organization Paid at Description Refundable Fee Audits
Bike Chain UTSG  This fee may only be used to fund the operating costs of and services offered by Bikechain. Bikechain is UofT’s cycling promotion and educational repair facility. Built on a philosophy that encourages the active involvement of our community to enact positive change, the facility offers a hands-on educational experience to all those who are interested in bicycle repair and maintenance. For those members of the University community without a bike, Bikechain offers bikes free to rent. Bikechain also hosts regular seminars on bicycle safety and maintenance. It is open to all members of the university community including students, staff and faculty. Stop by to learn how to give your bicycle some TLC.  Yes $0.53 Bike Chain 2014
Blue Sky Solar Racing UTSG, UTM  This fee may only be used to fund the resources used by Blue Sky Solar Racing in building its solar race cars. The University of Toronto Blue Sky Solar Racing is a student-directed program that applies higher education in advancing renewable energy technology and environmental decision-making to make a solar race car. Each component of the car is thought out and evaluated in three key areas: maximization of total energy efficiency, elegance, and overall safety. Blue Sky Solar Racing offers a unique learning experience through the design, construction, logistical operations, public relations and administration of a world-class solar race team.  Yes $0.13
Canadian Federation of Students (CFS) UTSG, UTM  This fee may only be used to fund the Canadian Federation of Students. The non-profit organization manages services and campaigns that provide for our human needs and accord students the rights of citizens (CFS Constitution, p.4).  No $8.05
The Centre for Women and Trans People (Women’s Centre) UTSG, UTM  This fee may only be used to fund the space and programming at the Women’s Centre on the St.George campus that is also open to students from the Mississauga campus. The Centre exists as a drop-in space for U of T students and community members to hang out, meet, learn, and share experiences in a safe, anti-oppressive and communal environment. The Centre is committed to offering access to food security, alternative media, peer support and referrals in a women and trans-centred, family friendly space. The Centre is committed to facilitating creativity, self expression and empowerment by supporting local artists, conducting workshops and seminars, and providing space for community meetings. The Centre is committed to working collaboratively with other social justice organizations and providing avenues for activism by taking a leadership role on campus and in the commmunity. The Centre is committed to decolonization and supporting marginal voices. The Centre is governed by a feminist Collective that operates through consensus decision making and is volunteer driven.  Yes $1.50 at UTSG, $0.50 at UTM Centre for Women and Trans People 2014
Centre for Women and Trans People 2009
Cinema Studies Students’ Union (CINSSU) UTSG This fee may only be used to fund events and programs run by the CINSSU. The CINSSU represents the voice of undergraduate students enrolled in the Cinema Studies programme at the University of Toronto while promoting and celebrating cinema across the campus through a variety of screenings, events, and academic journals. Run entirely by dedicated undergraduate students who volunteer their time, CINSSU is the centre of cinema on campus. The CINSSU holds their popular Free Friday Films every Friday at 19:00 in Innis Town Hall (2 Sussex Avenue). Admission is free for everyone. CINSSU not only collaborates with multiple community partners, such as TIFF, Hot Docs, Reel Asian, etc., but also hosts popular sneak previews of numerous upcoming new films, as well as giving away free passes for advanced screenings.  Yes $0.25
Downtown Legal Services

(DLS)

UTSG, UTM  This fee may only be used to fund the legal services provided by the DLS. DLS is both a community legal clinic and a clinical education program, operated by the Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto. Its free services are provided by law students, who work under the close supervision of its expert staff lawyers. Approximately 140 law students work at the clinic every year, enabling it to serve over two thousand people. DLS’s clinical education programs allow students to learn in an intellectually lively environment, where they can acquire the professional skills and insight to become successful lawyers.  Yes $3.22 Downtown Legal Services 2015
Downtown Legal Services 2014
Downtown Legal Services 2013
Downtown Legal Services 2010

Downtown Legal Services 2009
LGBTOUT UTSG This fee may only be used to fund events, programming, and services by the LGBTOUT. LGBTOUT (lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and trans people of the University of Toronto) is the oldest LGBTQ student organization in Canada and has served the U of T community for almost half a century (since 1969). LGBTOUT provides a safe and inclusive space, as well as resources and programming for LGBTQ students at U of T. Its Drop-In Centre (DIC) is located in the archway of Sir Daniel Wilson Residence (73 St. George Street) and is its main hub. The DIC is volunteer run with U of T students there for peer support, resource referral and active listening. LGBTOUT also hosts various types of events, be they: socials, educational seminars, sex-ed workshops, drag shows and various game, movie, and poetry slam nights throughout the academic year. The Homohop and The Queer Ball are prominent annual events.  Yes $0.25
Ontario Public Interest Research Group Toronto (OPIRG) UTSG  This fee may only be used to fund research initiatives at the OPIRG Toronto. OPIRG Toronto is a volunteer-based group at the University of Toronto, with a mandate for action, education, and research on environmental and social justice issues. It is part of an international network of Public Interest Research Groups(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_Interest_Research_Group) (PIRGs), including ten others in Ontario(https://www.opirg.org/). OPIRG Toronto seeks to empower and educate students and other members of the community, provide a forum for learning and sharing skills, and give people the tools and opportunity to work co­operatively for social change. They welcome volunteers who are interested in getting involved in one of the many Action Groups, work in the office, do a research project, support community campaigns or join the Board of Directors.  Yes $0.50 OPIRG 2016
OPIRG 2015
OPIRG 2013
OPIRG 2012
OPIRG 2011
Sexual Education Centre (SEC) UTSG  This fee may only be used to support the programs and services offered by the Sexual Education Centre at the University of Toronto St. George campus. The SEC is a 100% not-for-profit, volunteer-run student service/student group at the University of Toronto, St. George campus. It provides free safer sex supplies, including latex and latex free condoms, lubricants, nitrile gloves, dental dams, and much more at its office! All supplies and services provided by SEC are available free of charge to the University of Toronto community. The SEC offers a free, confidential, non-judgmental peer support approach to sex education. The services currently offered to all U of T students, faculty, staff, community members and organizations include: phone support, one-to-one peer support, library and resource services, residence and high school talks, and more! In addition to these services, the SEC organizes fun, sex-positive events throughout the year, including Sexual Awareness Week.  Yes $0.25 SEC 2016
SEC 2013

SEC 2012
SEC 2010
SEC 2009
SEC 2008
Students for Barrier-free Access (SBA) UTSG  This fee may only be used to fund the programs and services offered and the advocacy pursued by Students for Barrier-free Access. SBA is a non-profit organization that advocates for equity, access, and the rights of disabled students and supports more generally, the greater disability community. SBA and its allies work towards eliminating physical, informational, and attitudinal barriers on campus and in the wider community.  Yes $1.00 SBA 2014
SBA 2011
SBA 2009
SBA 2008
SBA 2007
SBA May-Sept 2007
U of T Aerospace Team (UTAT) UTSG  This fee may only be used to fund projects pursued by the U of T Aerospace Team (UTAT). UTAT is an award winning design team that brings passionate undergraduates and graduates together to work on technically challenging projects, providing students across all disciplines the unique opportunity to be a leader in aerospace and innovation. Through its various outreach initiatives, it shares its projects with the public to increase interest in STEM education among communities and classrooms.  Yes $2.77
U of T Environmental Resource Network (UTERN) UTSG, UTM  This fee may only be used to fund activities and programs run by the UTERN to promote environmental health. UTERN is an umbrella organization that serves as the meeting point for everyone in the university community concerned about the health of our environment. UTERN encompasses all students at U of T. UTERN receives a 50-cent levy from all undergraduate and a 50-cent levy from all graduate students totalling more than twenty thousand dollars, almost entirely available to fund student-run environmental projects at U of T. To become a member (free to students, staff, faculty, and alumni), simply join its listserve, through which you will stay abreast of environmental goings-on across the U of T.  Yes $0.50
U of T International Health Program (UTIHP) UTSG, UTM  This fee may only be used to fund events and programs that is provided by the UTIHP. UTIHP is a student-run charity organization that approaches global health issues from an interdisciplinary perspective. It acts as an umbrella organization comprised of smaller initiatives or committees tackling particular issues in Global Health. UTIHP focuses are always changing, depending on student interest and in response to the changing global health landscape. UTIHP trains members to become global citizens, empowering them to act as catalysts of change through engaging and working with other student organizations and the community beyond towards a healthier, more equitable future for all. By providing guidance, training, resources, and administrative support, as well as funding and networking opportunities, UTIHP will enable its members to launch meaningful initiatives that address pertinent global health challenges. All our initiatives will be guided by the motto “Engage, Connect and Contribute”.  Yes $0.25
UTM Sexual Education Centre (UTM SEC) UTM  This fee may only be used to support the programs and services offered by the Sexual Education Centre at the U of T Missisauga campus. UTM SEC is a student run organization whose goal is to provide UTM students with education and resources that promote healthy sexuality, peer support and inclusivity. UTM SEC provides its services by using a non-judgmental and objective approach. It welcome students of all ages, genders, ethnicities, nationalities, religions, sexualities or political affiliations.  Yes $0.25 UTM SEC 2014 
UTM SEC 2013 
UTM SEC 2012
UTM Women’s Centre UTM  This fee may only be used to fund the space and programming at the Women’s Centre on the Mississauga campus. The UTM Women’s Centre is a non-profit organization located on campus. Its mandate is to increase students’ awareness on issues pertaining to contemporary women at both a local and global level. The centre offers various events and educational workshops available to staff and students throughout the school year. The UTM Women’s Centre is an excellent place to hear about upcoming events that relate to women’s issues both on campus and in the community.  Yes $1.00  UTM WC 2013
UTM WC 2012
UTM WC 2011
UTM WC 2009
UTSG Totals  $8.05 refundable $19.20
UTM Totals  $8.05 refundable $13.90

 


Budgets


The UTSU’s various budgets are forecasts of how the organization plans to allocate its funds and control its spending for the designated time period. The Board of Directors oversees the UTSU’s budgetary planning and control processes. Every year, annual Preliminary and Operating Budgets are implemented subject to approval from the Board. After the Operating Budget is passed, the Board of Directors receive reports in their regular meeting agendas on how much has been spent each month. The full budgeting process can be found in the UTSU’s Policy Manual.

For the first time in its history, the UTSU has produced, approved, and begun implementation of a Capital Budget for the 2018-2019 fiscal year.

2018-2019 UTSU Operating and Capital Budgets

2017-2018 UTSU Operating Budget

2016-2017 UTSU Operating Budget

2015-2016

2014-2015

2013-2014


Profit Loss Statements


2017-2018

2016-2017


Agreements, Contracts, and Regulations