Safety Footwear Subsidy Program

The University offers a safety footwear subsidy program for qualifying employees who work in designated areas at University workplaces where there is recognized potential for foot injury.

To claim the Safety Footwear Subsidy, the procedures for reimbursement and authorization form are found at the following links:

The following table reports the amount each employee group/ bargaining unit has agreed upon for the coverage period. This table does not display the eligibility / frequency of subsidy provided to each employee, for this information please check: Employee Groups & Agreements.

For expired coverage periods, please reach out to your EG/BU Representatives for information on eligibility. 

For any specific questions regarding the subsidy please reach out to EHS Service Associate Alexis Woolridge, awoolrid@uoguelph.ca

Safety Shoe Subsidy Amount

Coverage Period  Subsidy $ Amount  Bargaining Group  Notes

2020 - 2023

190.00

NON UNION

NON-UNION RFT, TFT and RPT employees are eligible for the subsidy annually after completion of the 6-month probation period. 

July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2021

190.00

UGFA (Unit 1)

Please check agreement for eligibility. Administered through FASR.

May 1, 2019 - April 30, 2022

190.00

UGFA (Unit 2)

Please check agreement for eligibility. Administered through FASR.

May 1, 2021 -  April 30, 2024

190.00

UNIFOR Local 2003

Please check agreement (Article MOU A) for eligibility. 

May 1, 2020 -  Oct. 31, 2021

190.00

USW Local 4120

Please check agreement (Article 30) for eligibility. 

May 1, 2021 -  April 30, 2024

190.00

UGFSEA (Unit 1)

Please check agreement (Article MOU G) for eligibility. 

Aug. 1, 2018 - July 31, 2021

190.00

UGFSEA (Unit 2)

Please check agreement (Article MOU A) for eligibility. 

Sept. 1, 2019 - Aug. 31, 2023

190.00

CUPE 3913 (Unit 1)

Please check agreement for eligibility. Administered through FASR.

Sept. 1, 2019 - Aug. 31, 2023

190.00

CUPE 3913 (Unit 2)

Please check agreement for eligibility. Administered through FASR.

May 1, 2020 - April 30, 2023

190.00

PSA

Please check agreement (Article LOA #9) for eligibility. 

May 1, 2021 - April 30, 2024

190.00

OSSTF/ TARA

Please check agreement (Article 26.05 MOA #4) for eligibility. 

May 1, 2019 - April 30, 2022

190.00

CUPE 1334

Please check agreement (Article 28.07) for eligibility.