Our budget

Transparency and the right of our members to access information are fundamental tenets of the Quebec Student Union.

We request a contribution of $4.50, here’s how we use the money:

Human Resources

Coordination committee

The coordination committee is a ten (10) person team elected in the general assembly of the national student association. They each receive a stipend equivalent to the minimum wage for full-time work for the duration of their one year tenure.

Employees

In ordre to support the work done by the coordination committee and manage the day-to-day activities of the national association, it shall hire individuals to fill positions such as that of researcher, accountant, administrative director, media relations advisors, political advisor and others as need be.

Mobilisation and political action

Graphic design

Graphic design services used to produce the informational, promotional, and campaign material of the national associaiton and available to member associaitons.

Research budget

A recuring budget line item dedicated to research projects that aren’t covered by the funds allocated to standing committees.

Social Mobilisation by Universities – Reasources Fund

A fund allocated annually to special projects carried out by punctual committees to support their initiatives (recherches, campaign material, website, etc.).

Political campaign budget

Funds allocated to all activities carried out in the framework of QSU’s flagship political campaigns (mobilisation, pressure tactics, campaign material, etc).

Promotion and mobilisation

The production of material to promote the actions of the national associaiton, its policies, its services activities (actons, issues, services, activities and mobilisation tools) Creation of material to promote actions and the production of campaign material.

External reprensentation expenditures

The travel, lodging and living expenses allocated to members of the coordination committee and other individuals in charge of represting QSU in official meetings held outisde of Montreal.

Member support

Internal representation expenditures

The travel, lodging and living expenses allocated to members of the coordination committee and other individuals in charge of represting QSU with associaitons located outside of Montreal.

National council of graduate studies and research discretionary fund

Research projects, campaign material, travel expenses and other expenditures needed to implement the workplan of this governing body.

Committee of regional associations’ discretionary fund

Research projects, campaign material, travel expenses and other expenditures needed to implement the workplan of this governing body.

Training camp

Annual event involving an number of workshops designed to inform participants on the topics of interest to UEQ, its history, and its internal workings, etc.

Solidarity fund

Budget line item destined to support associations in need of financial assistance to attend UEQ meetings.

Translation

The translatiton of documents and live interpretation during UEQ meetings.

Administration

Professional fees

General legal services and external audit of financial records.

Offices

Costs associated with the head office and office supplies

Telecommunications

Costs related to internet, mobile phone and head office landline useage.

Bank fees

Costs related to the bank account and the other administrative fees levied by the finanical institution of the national association.

Contingency fund

Recurrent budget line item used by the national association when neccesary to react to unforseen events,

Documents

Bylaws Information policy Electoral Policy

Minutes

Minutes of the assemblies this summer for the creation of the Quebec Student Union

May 2015 July 2015 August 2015 September 2015 December 2015