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Action Needed to Support Student Mental Health

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OTTAWA, January 25, 2017 – Today is Bell Let’s Talk Day, a day dedicated to raising awareness about mental health, fighting stigma, and better supporting those in need of help. As an issue that affects hundreds of thousands of Canadians and students each year, the Canadian Alliance of Student Associations (CASA) would like to stress the need for government and post-secondary institutions to take more action on mental health.


Students Optimistic About Introduction of Fixed-Rate Contribution to the Canada Student Loans Program

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OTTAWA, December 13, 2016 – The Canadian Alliance of Student Associations (CASA) is optimistic about the recently announced fixed student contribution assessment for the Canada Student Loans Program.


Committee on Finance Releases Report Mirroring Many of CASA’s Recommendations

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OTTAWA, December 12, 2016 – The Standing Committee on Finance (FINA) has released its 2017 Pre-Budget Report, which outlines their recommendations for the upcoming federal budget. The Canadian Alliance of Student Associations (CASA) is proud that many of the recommendations brought forward by our student leaders during Advocacy Week and throughout the year are found within.


RESP Requires Changes to Ensure All Canadians Can Save for their Children’s Education

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OTTAWA, November 25, 2016 – In the context of Education Savings Week, the Canadian Alliance of Student Associations (CASA) would like to highlight the responsibility that government has to ensure that families from all income levels are able to save for their children’s education. To fulfill this responsibility, changes must be made to the Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP), a tax incentive that encourages families to save for their children’s future education.


Bill C-33 Likely to Increase Future Youth Voter Turnout

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OTTAWA, November 24, 2016 – The Canadian Alliance of Student Associations (CASA) welcomes the proposed amendments to the Canada Elections Act through Bill C-33. These amendments would eliminate a number of barriers that discourage post-secondary students from participating in elections, and likely serve to increase youth voter turnout in the future.


Students Applaud Government Changes that Will Help International Students Stay in Canada

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OTTAWA, November 22, 2016 – The Canadian Alliance of Student Associations would like to commend the recently implemented changes to the Express Entry system through which skilled international students can apply for permanent resident status. The changes, which came into effect over the weekend, will make it easier for international students in Canada to secure permanent resident status and continue to live in and contribute to Canadian society.


Students Bring Vision for Inclusive and Innovative Education System to Ottawa

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OTTAWA, November 15, 2016 – This week, student leaders from across Canada have joined together on Parliament Hill to call for further improvements to Canada’s post-secondary education system. As participants of CASA’s Advocacy Week, these students are meeting with over a hundred and forty influential decision-makers in the federal government and sharing with them the student perspective on today’s post-secondary system. 


Student Loan Debt Relief for Canadians in Need

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OTTAWA, November 1st, 2016 – Effective as of today, post-secondary graduates are no longer required to pay back their Canada Student Loan until they are earning at least $25,000 annually. Originally proposed in Budget 2016, this change represents significant progress towards establishing a post-secondary education system that is affordable for all.

 


Students Mark One Year Anniversary of Getting Out the Vote

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OTTAWA, October 19th, 2016 – One year ago, on October 19th 2015, young Canadians arrived at voting stations across the country and made history. Younger Canadians saw the largest increases in voting participation in a generation, with participation of those aged 18 to 24 up 12 percentage points since the previous federal election. The Canadian Alliance of Student Associations (CASA) would like to mark the one year anniversary of the election by emphasizing continued need for student-centric policies and initiatives.

 


Students Submit Roadmap for Canadian Innovation

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OTTAWA, October 11th, 2016 – The Canadian Alliance of Student Associations (CASA) has responded to the federal government’s call for an action plan to make Canada a global innovation leader. CASA strongly believes that students are the innovators of the future, and that investment in post-secondary education is key to ensuring a prosperous social and economic future for Canada.