The Huntington Helps Emergency Bursary Fund


Huntington University and TD Bank Group, in partnership to support a second round of the Huntington Helps Emergency Bursary Fund, provide emergency funding for 60 local 

post-secondary students impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.


The Huntington Helps Emergency Bursary Fund, which was originally launched by Huntington University in March 2020 with an investment of $25,000, was established as a COVID-19 response initiative to assist ALL post-secondary students in need, living and/or studying (in person or virtually) at post-secondary institutions in Greater Sudbury, regardless of program or year of study.


TD Bank Group recently invested $10,000 in the Huntington Helps Emergency Bursary Fund so that applications for emergency bursaries could reopen in December 2020. An additional contribution by Huntington University, as part of its 60th anniversary celebrations, aimed to ensure that 60 emergency bursaries could be awarded in this round of applications. 


Due to high demand, and urgent need, from university and college students across Greater Sudbury, applications to the Huntington Helps Emergency Bursary Fund are now closed.  Emergency funding to support 60 local post-secondary students impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic has been, or is now in the process of being, distributed. 


Please note, only those students who are successful in their application will be contacted. 


In the event more funds become available, the call for applications may reopen.  Applications will be processed, in the order they were submitted. 


Students are also advised to contact their home institutions regarding financial support programs that may have been recently established due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and for which they may be eligible to apply.


Thank you to the following community leaders, Abbas Homayed (Chair), Jeanne Conroy, Bela Ravi and Allain Labelle, who volunteered their time to review and approve applications for the Huntington Helps Emergency Bursary Fund.  

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“The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted daily life for many people, including our own community and local post-secondary institutions. This is a time for all communities to come together, and offer help where and when it is needed most. Huntington University’s core values of civic leadership, as well as community service beyond the walls of the university, call upon us as an institution of higher learning to reach out to all university and community college students in our community during this critical time in our country.” – Dr. Kevin McCormick, President and Vice-Chancellor of Huntington University.

We are proud to partner with Huntington University and provide $10,000 to support post-secondary students in Greater Sudbury impacted by the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. At TD, we believe strongly that education can open doors and contribute to the long-term well-being of individuals, families and communities. Through the TD Ready Commitment, we are helping people in the communities where we live and work feel more confident about their personal and financial futures. Providing financial support to post-secondary students within the community is just one of the ways we're making this happen. It's wonderful to see Huntington University stepping up to support as many students in the Greater Sudbury community during these challenging times." -  Michael Nitz, TD Vice President, Northern Shield District


Community helping community 


The COVID-19 pandemic, and the upheaval and uncertainty of the past months, has left many of us feeling anxious and at risk. 

Greater Sudbury’s community agencies, are also experiencing hardship at this time as they try to adhere to governmental orders

and maintain their commitment in providing critical services to our city’s most vulnerable and marginalized citizens. 


We hope our #HuntingtonHelps initiative inspires others to reach out and support community agencies across Greater Sudbury, such as some of the following listed below.  Organizations who would like to be added to this list can email


Banque d’aliments Sudbury Food Bank

1105 Webbwood Drive

Sudbury ON. P3C 3B6

705 671-9663  


Food donations can be dropped off Monday to Friday, 9:00 4:00 p.m.


Monetary donations can be called in using Visa or Mastercard.

Secure Web Site is


Financial donations can be made through the Canada Helps Portal. 

Réseau ACCESS Network

111 Larch Street, 4th Floor, Suite 400, Box 10
Sudbury ON P3E 4T5

Phone 1 (705) 688-0500
Toll Free Phone: 1-800-465-2437

Health Sciences North Foundation

HSN Foundation, HSN Volunteer Association, NEO Kids Foundation, Northern Cancer


(705) 523-3525


Accepting donations. 


Volunteer program has been suspended at this time.

Elgin Street Mission

344 Elgin Street

Sudbury, On P3E 3N9


Phone: 705 (673-2163) - ask for Christine (Monday to Friday) and Mathew or Nancy on the weekend.



Accepting donations of items for bagged lunches as the Mission is still distributing food but not hosting sit down meals.

Some examples are granola bars, Rice Krispie squares, juice boxes, fruit cup – anything you’d pack for a lunch for work or for on the go. Please phone ahead to arrange safe pick-up. 


Meals on Wheels

1127 Bancroft Drive

(705) 525-4554


Accepting donations for items for staff, volunteers and delivery drivers - toilet paper, PPE and hand sanitizer.


The organization is also looking for qualified volunteers to assist during this time.


Please call ahead to notify of arrival or if you can help.


Due to restricted hours, the office is open until 1 PM daily.


 Sudbury Action Centre for Youth

95 Pine Street



Accepting donations of socks, underwear, canned goods, hand sanitizer and cleaning supplies.


The organization is looking for volunteers already equipped with proper PPE to assist with community engagements and visits. As well, they also are recruiting volunteers to assist with assembling harm reduction kits and cleaning supply kits for clients.


Please call in advance to discuss volunteering or dropping of good to donate.

Elizabeth Fry Society of Northeastern Ontario 

204 Elm Street, Sudbury

705) 673-1364


Accepting donations of food, cleaning and household supplies for residents.


Women’s clothing is also needed and appreciated.


Please phone ahead to arrange safe pick-up.