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COVID-19 Announcement

Due to COVID-19, your AU Students’ Union is doing our part to help minimize the spread of the virus. AUSU team members will work from home until further notice. The best way to reach us is by email at [email protected], and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

We are aware of the changing conditions of COVID-19, and are dedicated to keeping students informed about updates being provided by the University, as well as the impacts to your studies and the resources that are currently available to you.

See below for information from Athabasca University and links to supports for students at the federal and provincial level.

ALSO:
– Check out our AUSU Open Mic Podcast episode on COVID-19 and Athabasca University for some tips and inside info! (CLICK HERE to listen),
OR
– Check out our most recent YouTube video from our incoming President Natasha Donahue with information for students regarding COVID-19.

COVID-19 Updates from Athabasca University

For updates related to COVID-19 and related impacts to your Athabasca University studies, please check the AU website here.

You can also find out more information on AU’s COVID-19 Questions & Answers page including how to deal with exams, course extensions, fees, and who to contact with questions. 

Mental Health Supports

With the current situation due to COVID-19, we know many students will be facing stress, fear and anxiety. If you are struggling, help is available, easy to access, and free of charge.

AU has a mental health and wellness program through Homewood Health to provide students free counselling, as well as coaching and services on a variety of topics relating to mental health and wellness.

If you are looking for immediate support from a professional counsellor, have your AU student ID number handy and call Homewood Health:

1-800-663-1142 (English)
1-866-398-9505 (French)
1-888-384-1152 (TTY/hearing impaired)
1-877-301-4776 (Outside of Canada)

Check out Health, Safety, and Government Support

We recommend all students follow the advice of the public health officials in their jurisdiction for ways to mitigate the spread of the virus and to keep safe.

Canada:
Government of Canada COVID-19 page
Canada’s Economic Response Plan
COVID-19 Supports for First Nations in Canada

Alberta:
Government of Alberta COVID-19 page 
COVID-19 Support for Albertans
Alberta Health Services COVID-19 page

Ontario
Government of Ontario COVID-19 Page
Ontario Budget Action Plan

British Columbia
Government of British Columbia COVID-19 Page
British Columbia Centre for Disease Control COVID-19 Page
British Columbia Supports

Quebec
Government of Quebec COVID-19 Page
Quebec COVID-19 FAQ’s Page
Student Loans
Temporary Aid for Workers Program

Saskatchewan
Government of Saskatchewan COVID-19 Page
Support Programs

Manitoba
Government of Manitoba COVID-19 Page

Nova Scotia
Nova Scotia COVID-19 Page

New Brunswick
New Brunswick COVID-19 Page
Income Support Payment

Newfoundland and Labrador
Newfoundland and Labrador COVID-19 Page

Prince Edward Island
Prince Edward Island COVID-19 Page
Student Loans
Supports and Services
Child Care for Essential Employees
Grocery Program

Nunavut
Nunavut COVID-19 Page

Northwest Territories
Northwest Territories COVID-19 Page
Relief News Release

Yukon
Government of Yukon COVID-19 Page
Economic Support News Release
Housing Security

We will post further updates as soon as we are able.

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