OTTAWA, September 4, 2019 - Today, the Canadian Alliance of Student Associations (CASA) and 36 student associations from across the country, are launching a nationwide Get Out the Vote campaign intended to encourage students to vote in the federal election. During this non-partisan campaign, student leaders will be throwing events, hosting all-party debates, and utilizing street teams to engage students on their campus and make sure they know that voting is a chance to help shape their future.
OTTAWA, August 29, 2019- This morning at Ryerson University, Possibility Seeds Consulting launched its report, Planting Change: Developing a National Framework to Prevent and Address Gender-Based Violence at Post-Secondary Institutions. The Canadian Alliance of Student Associations (CASA) supported the development of the report, which was funded by Women and Gender Equality Canada, through active participation on the Advisory Council and several consultations.
As the theme of this year’s Pre-Budget highlights, the world is facing immense challenges at the moment, climate change being one of them. In order for Canada to achieve a low-carbon economy and do its part for the planet, the country is going to need to have a workforce that is highly skilled, educated, and innovative that will be equipped to respond to the necessary changes in our world. Such a workforce is critical to establishing creative ways to reduce carbon emissions while maintaining a strong economy, but can only exist if post-secondary education remains a foundation of the country.
OTTAWA, August 22, 2019 – Today, the Government of Canada unveiled its plan to support post-secondary students who wish to enhance their education through international experience. The Canadian Alliance of Student Associations (CASA) is happy to see investments to make international experiences more accessible, but also stresses that barriers to education here in Canada continue to exist and require action.
OTTAWA, June 18, 2019 – The Canadian Alliance of Student Associations (CASA) released a polling report today, showing that post-secondary students are very motivated to vote in the upcoming federal election, and that political parties all have a chance to gain their support by addressing their main concerns.
On Tuesday, June 11, 2019, CASA presented to the Senate's Finance Committee on the government's recent announcement that they would be lowering interest rates on student loans and providing new graduates 6 months interest-free. This is something we have advocated for over several years, and we are overjoyed to see our recommendations being adopted to help reduce student debt. Ultimately, we want to see interest on student loans eliminated altogether, but this is an awesome measure nonetheless!