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What is the Members' Benefits Benevolent Fund?

The Members’ Benefits Benevolent Fund is administered by a Committee of AUPE members. Sometimes an AUPE member faces an emergency that qualifies for financial assistance from the union.

How do you apply for assistance?

If you face financial emergency, you may apply for assistance from the fund by filling out the form linked below. All areas of the application form must be completed in full as well as signed and dated by the member before it is sent to the Members’ Benefits Committee Finance contact. Supporting financial documents must be included with the application form in order to be considered by the Members’ Benefits Committee.

The signed form along with required supporting financial documentation can be faxed to 780-930-3344, emailed to membersbenefits@aupe.org or mailed to AUPE Headquarters (Solidarity Place), 10451-170 Street NW, Edmonton, AB, T5P 4S7.

The Committee meets once each month to review and assess individual applications. Applications will be reviewed and carefully considered on their own merits. Each case is kept strictly confidential. The Committee has the authority to approve or deny applications, and applicant members will be notified of the Committee’s decision.

Applicants for financial assistance affected by a decision of the Members’ Benefits Committee will have the right to appeal that decision to the President – whose decision will be final and binding.

Download the 2019 Application for Assistance, Members’ Benefits Benevolent Fund.

2021 Members' Benefits Committee meetings schedule:

The upcoming regular meetings of the Members’ Benefits Committee are scheduled for:

  • January 8, 2021 - deadline to apply is January 6 at 4:00pm
  • February 4, 2021 - deadline to apply is February 2 at 4:00pm
  • March 11, 2021 - deadline to apply is March 9 at 4:00pm
  • April 8, 2021 - deadline to apply is April 6 at 4:00pm
  • May 6, 2021 - deadline to apply is May 4 at 4:00pm
  • June 10, 2021 - deadline to apply is June 8 at 4:00pm

NOTE: Meeting dates are subject to change.