OCAD U's Greatest Needs

Giving to OCAD U's Greatest Needs provides critical funding and budget-relieving resources, enabling OCAD U the flexibility to undertake critical new initiatives. Such annual giving provides immediate funds that helps our students succeed. Whether it be financial aid, new equipment, or studio improvements, gifts to OCAD U's Greatest Needs support OCAD U students wherever they need it to produce the best work possible.

You don't have to make a large gift to make a big difference.
Your gift is combined with hundreds of other contributions from OCAD U donors. These gifts make an immediate impact because they are used within the year they are given. Participation from alumni and friends also encourages corporations and foundations to invest in OCAD U..

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Support OCAD U's Greatest Needs today! Make a gift using the OCAD U secure online giving page.


What is OCAD U's Greatest Needs?
An annual fund that enables OCAD U to meet its ongoing, annual financial needs. Annual fund dollars are unrestricted and are used in the fiscal year that they are given. Our fiscal year is from June 1 through May 31.

Who supports OCAD U's Greates Needs?
We receive annual gifts from our alumni, friends, faculty and staff, corporations, and foundations. All play a critical role in the success of this annual giving fund each year.

Why should I give to OCAD U's Greatest Needs?
Many give because they want OCAD U to remain a premier art, design, and media university. Some give because they value the role of art, design, and media in our culture and economy, and they want to support the next generation of leading creative thinkers and designers. 

All alumni benefited from donors before them, and today's students benefit more. We hope you give to support OCAD U's efforts in providing the best possible experience and environment for our students and faculty.

OCAD U's Greatest Needs is important to support because tuition and government grants do not cover the full cost of the OCAD U experience. The hundreds of current donor-funded scholarships, bursaries, awards, equipments funds, for example, are only made possible with the annual support of alumni, parents and friends.

Will my giving to OCAD U really make a difference?
Absolutely! Every gift counts. Collectively, annual gifts make a world of difference. But don't take our word for it. Hear directly from students on how gifts to OCAD U make a difference.

OCAD University is a registered Canadian charity: 10779 7250 RR0001