Who we are

CASA is a member-driven organization. Our grassroots approach empowers student leaders as the decision makers who set our priorities and steer our actions. As such, member associations elect delegates, who represent over 250,000 students across Canada, to take part in General Assemblies of CASA.

The General Assembly of CASA elects a Board of Directors that oversees the Executive Director, who in turn manages the Home Office staff. Delegates also elect the chairs of CASA’s standing committees, which are composed solely of voting student members.

The Board and staff implement the priorities of the elected delegates in line with the mission, vision, and values of CASA.


Through its member-driven structure and grassroots approach, CASA’s mission is to advocate for students using policy development and research, awareness campaigns, government relations, and partnerships with other stakeholders.


Canada will achieve an accessible, affordable and high-quality post-secondary education system whose students enjoy an excellent quality of life.


  • CASA will focus exclusively on post-secondary and student related issues;
  • CASA will remain a strictly non-partisan organization;
  • CASA will be member-driven, with opportunities for all members to contribute to and be heard by the organization;
  • CASA will have a membership structure that will remain easy to join and easy to leave.