Faculty members at Waterloo—regardless of FAUW membership status—are eligible for a range of discount programs and other benefits.

National discount programs

Faculty represented by FAUW are also members of CAUT (the Canadian Association of University Teachers) and OCUFA (the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations). Both organizations offer discount programs.

  • CAUT affinity programs include discounts on car rentals and various insurance plans. Visit the CAUT website for instructions.
  • OCUFA gets you access to the national Edvantage program. This is where you get your discounted Goodlife membership.

How to sign up for the Edvantage program

  1. Fill out the registration form on the OCUFA website.

  2. You'll receive an Edvantage number, but won't be enrolled in the program for about one week (OCUFA submits new enrolments on Fridays). At that point, your number will start working.
  3. You'll receive your Edvantage card in the mail in approximately two weeks.

Hertz car rental discount

Hertz offers negotiated rates for employees of public universities. Use the the Corporate Discount Program Number 2119159 when you make a reservation.

Local branch: 133 Weber Street N, Unit 1A, Waterloo | 519-888-8296

University of Waterloo perks

As a Waterloo employee, you're eligible for a Grand River Transit (GRT) corporatepass.

For other Waterloo benefits, visit the Human Resources website.