The OCAD Student Union is an independent, democratically run student organization with approximately 5000 members, nationally incorporated as a not-for-profit corporation. The OCAD Student Union operates a variety of programs and services on campus at OCAD University including: access to legal services, student advocate, campus food bank, health food store, produce delivery program, community drop-in lunch, monthly newsletter, radio podcast, student grants, social events, and workshops.
The OCAD Student Union is also a representative body, advocating for the best interests of the OCAD U Student body at large with OCAD U administration and governance bodies and with all levels of government. The OCAD Student Union represents the OCAD University student population within the Canadian Federation of Students. Within the Toronto art and design community, the OCAD Student Union is represented by its subsidiary, Xpace Cultural Centre. Xpace Cultural Centre is a membership driven artist-run centre supported by the OCAD Student Union and dedicated to providing emerging and student artists with the opportunity to showcase their work in a professional setting.
The OCAD Student Union is committed to ensuring that the University campus and broader OCAD U community are inclusive spaces where all members are treated with respect and dignity. OCAD SU encourages applications from women, Aboriginal peoples, racialized persons, people with differing abilities, and persons of all sexual orientation and/or gender identity. Please note that OCAD U will endeavour to accommodate job applicants with a disability during the hiring process in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code guidelines and other applicable legislation.
We post all opportunities to work at the Student Union on the OCADU Talent Network.
Artist/ Designer Call List
If you are an artist or designer, please take a moment to fill out this form so that we can contact you first for any art or design jobs. We often hire students to design our event posters, and we will have calls for submissions for performance artists, installation artists, and artists for murals, exhibitions, panel talks, and just about everything between throughout the year.
Volunteer Call List
Volunteering with us can help you gain valuable experience in an area that you’re you’re interested in – anything from campaigns development to cooking! By being on our volunteer list, you will also be noticed whenever we’re hiring, either for new part-time positions at the SU or one-off events or design jobs (that pay). Please take a moment to fill out our survey here so we know who you are!