Mutual Aid Fund News

The Mutual Aid Fund Committee strives to provide support to collective causes that serve whole communities, such as strike support, family support fund for union members, and recent support for COVID-19 relief initiatives. At the same time, we also offer aid to individuals who find themselves in financial hardship resulting from precarity, inequality, and/or institutional austerity, or struggle to cover the costs of healthcare and/or family care.

Selected collective initiatives and causes that have received support from AGSEM’s Mutual Aid Fund so far:




April 2020



March 2020


September 2019


  • AGSEM Family Support Fund (supporting members at DC and GA meetings by reimbursing for costs associated with childcare, home care, babysitters, or other similar services) 



Personal details about most of the Mutual Aid Fund’s individual beneficiaries remain confidential.


  • Partial covering psychotherapy costs 

  • Partial covering a child’s hospitalization costs

  • Covering legal fees associated with the incident of racial profiling by the Police

Learn more about the committee members

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

Contact the MAF committee

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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

3641 rue University, suite 207
Montréal, Québec H3A 2B3

*Please note that our office is unfortunately not wheelchair accessible, and due to the pandemic, we are not currently in-office. Send an email, and we will get back to you with an online meeting time and date!

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