About CASA

CASA is a national voice for Canada’s post-secondary students. Established in 1995, CASA is a non-partisan, not-for-profit student organization composed of student associations from across Canada. We represent undergraduate, graduate and polytechnic associations.

The most important thing CASA does for students is advocating on their behalf to the federal government. When Canada’s leaders make decisions affecting our post-secondary education system they turn to CASA for solutions. 

Develop and research realistic and pragmatic Policy

Successful lobbying and advocacy starts with research and policy development. CASA researches the issues facing students and develops creative, pragmatic solutions. All policies are developed and reviewed by CASA members, ensuring government hears the true voice of students. CASA has four main Policy Principles:


CASA believes that any academically qualified student with the desire to pursue post-secondary education should not face a barrier – financial, social, political, physical, cultural, or otherwise.



CASA believes that students should not accumulate an unreasonable or insupportable amount of debt in the pursuit of a post-secondary education or in continuing such an education.



CASA believes in a post-secondary education system that has sustainable research programs across all disciplines, with the benefits of such research shared across all levels of the student body.



CASA believes in a quality public post-secondary education system that is properly funded, effective and accountable; and co-operatively maintained and enhanced by the federal and provincial governments.