Over the last decade, Durham College (DC) employees and community members have helped hundreds of students and their families with support during the holiday season, while also providing opportunities for our broader campus community to come together and contribute to a great cause.

With the rising costs of food across Ontario, supporting our students with food security is more important than ever – which is why the Campus Food Drive transitioned to a Food Insecurity Bursary in 2021.

With a renewed focus on helping qualifying students who are experiencing food insecurity, the Food Insecurity Bursary will help our students and their families purchase food and bring cheer to their homes, regardless of holiday observances.

You can make double the impact this year as the Durham College Alumni Association has agreed to match donations to the Food Insecurity Bursary up to $10,000!

Are you an employee or community member who would like to donate? Here’s how you can help:

  • Make a direct donation online through the Durham College Foundation. When filling out the form, please select “Student Food Insecurity Bursary” from the designation list. All donations over $20 will receive a tax receipt.
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  • Purchase candy canes online for a chance to win one of several great prizes. You will be required to enter your network login/Banner ID to access the online form.  All funds raised will support the Food Insecurity Bursary.

Are you a student who needs a little extra help this holiday season?

Please visit the Financial Aid office in the Student Services building at Oshawa campus or email with the subject line “Food Insecurity Bursary 2022_your student number” to discuss your eligibility in further detail. All eligible students will receive a hyperlink to an online form that must be submitted before December 5.

To be eligible to apply, you must be:

  • Enrolled in full-time studies for the fall semester.
    • Part-time students registered as having a permanent disability through the Access and Support office are eligible.
  • Currently residing in Ontario.

Part-time students and those commencing their studies in January 2023 are not eligible, however, if you still need support, please visit