Student Initiative

The Mental Health and Wellness Student Initiative Fund is a grant that is administered by the Health Education and Promotion department within the Student Success Centre, Division of Students.

In recognizing that wellness is a necessary pre-condition to learning and working, York University has developed this new Fund. It aims to support innovative, student-led initiatives that promote a healthy, inclusive and supportive environment that fosters mental health and well-being among members of the York student community.

A total of $1000.00 is available to each of 5 registered student clubs at York University.

How is the funding allocated?

Decisions related to allocating funding are determined by an independent committee who will score each proposal based on the rubric found in the downloadable Mental Health and Wellness Student Initiative guide. The clubs with the highest overall scores will be awarded funding.

And the Funding has been awarded to...

The 5 proposals awarded funding are listed below in no particular order:

  • Mental Health Symposium
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder Mentorship Program (AMP)
  • Woman Mental Health Talks (WMHT)
  • Bachelor of Environmental Studies Students’ Association (BESSA) Workshop
  • Unload

We want to thank each and everyone of you for your commitment to thinking about how to contribute to making York a mentally healthy campus. The well-being of our community continues to be such an important discussion and requires joint effort to foster well-being for all.

Congratulations to those selected.  We encourage all groups to continue striving for ways to well-being and thank you for your dedication and hard work.

What's happening now?

  • Please stay tuned for updates for the upcoming academic year (2019-2020)


If you have any questions regarding the proposal and/or application process please email Suruthi Ragulan, Project Coordinator.