Mutual Aid Fund

The AGSEM General Assembly established a Mutual Aid Fund on 24 October 2018 and earmarked an initial $5000 for solidarity initiatives for members of AGSEM as well as members of the wider McGill or academic community.

The fund is intended for solidarity initiatives including, but not limited to:

  • Strike support

  • Legal support including legal or paralegal fees, court fees, and other costs associated with facing charges as a defendant or bringing a civil or criminal suit against an individual or institution.

  • General financial hardship resulting from precarity, inequality, and/or institutional austerity

  • Community childcare or other family care

  • Healthcare

  • Counseling and other mental health care related to trauma, abuse, and/or sexual violence

A Mutual Aid Fund Committee was established to manage the Fund autonomously and report to the AGSEM Delegates’ Council for final approval of requests. The resources for the Fund are constituted by contributions from the AGSEM general operating budget from union membership dues upon approval at a General Assembly. The initial contribution to the fund for the 2019 year is $5000 and additional funds may be allocated by vote at a General Assembly. The Committee will accept applications to the Fund starting January 2019. All requests are treated with the strictest confidence.

Follow the links below for the Application Form, the Mutual Aid Fund Committee members, and News about the Mutual Aid Fund. You may also email the committee at

Learn more about the committee members

Fill out, sign, and email to apply for the MAF

Contact the MAF committee

Learn about the initiatives we have funded

Association of Graduate Students Employed at McGill

The Association of Graduate Students Employed at McGill (AGSEM) was accredited in 1993 to represent Teaching Assistants at McGill, making us the oldest TA Union in the province. Invigilators joined AGSEM in 2010 and Course Lecturers in 2011. Course lecturers have since separated into the McGill Course Lecturers and Instructors Union (MCLIU).


Phone: 514-398-2582

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*Please note that our office is unfortunately not wheelchair accessible

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