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New EHP and Professional Allowance (replaces Flex Credits)

New Extended Health and Dental Benefit Plan and Professional Allowance benefits to replace existing Flex Credit system beginning on 1 January 2021

For more information follow the link to Western University's Human Resource site, which discusses these new changes, and how and when to allocate them.

Financial Assistance Fund

The Financial Assistance Fund provides support to members who experience unexpected financial need. The following types of expenses can be funded up to $500/year:

1) Medical Emergencies

2) Personal Emergencies

3) Academic/Conference Travel

4) Child Care


Unfortunately, the fund is limited and we cannot offer funding to all applicants. The Union's Financial Assistance Committee determines priority.

Applications are now being accepted until 2pm December 20th, 2020.

Food Support Fund

The Food Support Fund administers and dispenses resources for members who experience financial shortage that affects their ability to purchase food. Each successful applicant will receive $75 in food bank vouchers, plus $25 for every dependent in their household (e.g., spouse, children) to a maximum of $175 per term.


Members who live with a partner who is also employed as a TA or Post-Doc at Western shall apply together on one form. Successful two-member applications receive $75 for each member (total $150), plus $25 for dependents to a maximum of $175 per term.

Health Care Benefits

Your basic medical needs including doctor visits, hospitalization, many tests and vaccinations are covered by your provincial health plan. Once you reach age 65, some provinces provide a provincial plan that covers prescription drugs. In Ontario, this plan is called the Ontario Drug Benefit (ODB) plan.


Western's Health Care plan helps you with expenses not covered by the provincial plan or other government-sponsored programs. 

Visit the Postdoctoral Associate (PDA) Health Care Benefits page for all information on Health Care Benefits or choose a specific topic below:

Employment Assistance Program

The Employee and Family Assistance Program services are provided by Morneau Shepell. It offers employees access to 24/7 crisis support, individual counselling, group therapy, and family services. Telephone assistance is available by calling 1-844-880-9142, more information can be found by following the link.

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