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Global University Systems Canada launches GUS CARES initiative, supporting Canadians in need, through the United Way #COVID19

May 8, 2020

Launch of Initiative

Global University Systems Canada (GUS Canada) has launched an initiative to support Canadians and vulnerable populations through non-profit organizations that deliver care packages during COVID-19. 

Today, GUS Cares is delighted to announce its first collaboration with the United Way Centraide. Together GUS Canada staff and students in Vancouver and Toronto are helping fundraise, purchase, prepare and deliver critical supplies to Canadians in need.


To further promote the incredible work our students and organization are doing during COVID-19, Aaron Etingen, GUS Founder and CEO, has made a significant contribution to support the United Way’s Local Love Food Hub. The program is seeking to raise $1 million to support in the delivery of food during COVID-19. 

GUS Canada has also launched a public awareness campaign on Global BC to help promote the United Way of Lower Mainland’s Local Love Food Hub drive. 

Etingen has called on other members of the business community to match and expand on his generosity at this time. 

To donate or learn more about this initiative please visit www.guscares.ca or email info@guscares.ca.

GUS Care Packages

During Covid-19, Canada’s Government deemed non-profits that support vulnerable populations and people who have been affected by COVID-19 as essential services. United Way Centraide is one of those organizations responsible for helping feed and provide supplies and services to vulnerable populations across the country.

GUS Cares will purchase and assemble care packages for distribution by the United Way to major populations in the Greater Toronto and Metro Vancouver regions.

Critical care packages are made up of personal care products and personal protective equipment. Packages are assembled by a team of dedicated students from their respective cities who have taken the time to volunteer in their community.

About Global University Systems (GUS) Canada

GUS Canada represents five Canadian post-secondary institutions including University Canada WestToronto School of ManagementTrebas InstituteThe Language Gallery Canada and Canadian College of Technology and Business

About University Canada West (UCW)

University Canada West (UCW) is a contemporary independent university located in the heart of a vibrant downtown Vancouver. Established in 2004, UCW offers a range of career-focused programs including the Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Arts in Business Communication, Associate of Arts and Master of Business Administration. UCW’s MBA and the BCom are ACBSP-accredited. The new UCW Vancouver House campus is opening in July.


For media inquiries or to arrange an interview contact Bradley Fehr, UCW’s Communications Manager, at communications@ucanwest.ca.