The Indigenous Student Labour Compensation Fund

The Indigenous Student Labour Compensation Fund (ISLCF) exists for departments or groups on campus that are in need of a student's time and/ or labour for meaningful purposes but are not able to compensate students for their time and effort. Eligibility for compensation is determined by the Native Students Union. 

This fund will exist until the University Of Victoria has policy in place to compensate students for their meaningful work in equity, diversity and inclusion, as well as all other forms of labour to better the campus experience or community. 

For more information on ethical and equitable practices on EDI and related committees, see the University of British Columbia’s (UBC) Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committees: Getting Started Guide [link]

For Students

If you've been asked by a department for hours of EDI or other related work, send the department this page and request they submit a form to us so that they may compensate you. 

Remember to set healthy boundaries and take care of yourself as your relatives would take care of you. Don't be afraid to reach out to a friend or colleage. We have a list of wellness resources, and you can always reach out to us at the NSU

See also:

Importance of Boundaries

Setting Healthy Boundaries

For Departments

If you're asking Indigenous students to be a part of a committee, working group, or similar group, consider how much you're asking of the students, and consider how much you're compensating them for their time.

If you cannot afford to compensate the students for their time & emotional labour, you can apply for funds from the Native Students Union's Indigenous Student Labour Compensation Fund.