AVP is largely funded by student fees and we endeavor to uphold our accountability to UVic students by continually working on and improving our transparency about how we do our work and where we spent funds. In 2017, this finances reporting page was created to show students exactly how we are spending the income we receive. We will continue to post our budget summary for each fiscal year once our final income statements are created by the UVSS accounting team, usually by August of each year. Let us know if you have any questions or if you would like clarification on any of the accounts listed below by emailing our Support Coordinator at .
AVP Annual Budget, May 2020 to April 2021
Undergraduate Student Fees
Graduate Student fees
Trust Fund opening balance (May 1, 2020)
Other Income (BC Government subsidies 2020-2021)
Total Income (not including Trust Fund opening balance)
Volunteer Training, Community Engagement, Events, Books
Sexualized Violence Awareness Week
Total Materials & Programs
Admin costs – Photocopying, office supplies
Office Renovations – one time cost
Total Administrative Costs
As you can see, we successfully increased our funding from undergraduate students in 2017 and from graduate students in 2019, to fix the deficit our accounts were in due to increased demand. This means that we have more space in the budget to expand our services to keep up with demand, and address the specific forms of violence on campus that graduate students face, such as abusive and exploitative academic and work environments.
Rationale for 2017 UVSS referendum
The biggest change in the 2 years previous to the 2017 UVSS Referendum is that we created an Education Coordinator position. Previous to that, the Outreach Coordinator was doing all the organizing of workshops, responding to requests, organizing facilitators – and couldn’t do outreach work! We initially paid for it with a budget surplus and then we spent the surplus and needed a fee increase to keep up with the current amount of workshops we do (11 workshops in the fall 2017 semester) and say yes to the additional requests.
The fee increase also helped us meet support requests. (It super sucks when we have to say ‘no’ to survivors looking for support!) Staff only work 20 hours a week and have other commitments beyond support hours – like getting the budget done and up on the website so we can be transparent to you all! In 2 months previous to the 2017 referendum we did 35 support sessions – that’s 1/2 of all the support we did over the entire 2016/17 year. We’re super stoked more folks are talking about sexualized violence and it means we have more requests.