Thanks to the tireless advocacy of students, post-secondary education saw a number of wins come from the federal government's Budget 2019. The government has committed to:
Supporting student research;
Creating applied learning and work opportunities;
Reducing student loan interest;
Supporting students with disabilities; and
Investing in Indigenous education.
OTTAWA, April 17, 2019 – Student organizations across the country have released a joint publication on student employability titled Shared Perspectives: A Joint Publication on Preparing Students for the Workforce.
This publication features student perspectives on several issues in post-secondary education, including employability, skills development, and experiential learning opportunities. It includes contributions from the Alberta Students’ Executive Council (ASEC), the Canadian Alliance of Student Associations (CASA), the College Student Alliance (CSA), the New Brunswick Student Alliance (NBSA), the Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance (OUSA), Students Nova Scotia (StudentsNS), and the University of Prince Edward Island Student Union (UPEISU).
OTTAWA, April 9, 2019 – The Canadian Alliance of Student Associations (CASA) is proud to announce a new pilot program aimed at increasing representation of Indigenous students within the organization, and strengthening its advocacy efforts for those students.
OTTAWA, March 19, 2019 - The federal government released its 2019 budget today, where they announced exciting investments that the Canadian Alliance of Student Associations (CASA) and the Quebec Student Union (QSU) believe will improve the lives of post-secondary students across the country. Such investments include renewed funding to support Indigenous students, work-integrated learning opportunities for students, improved repayment terms for student loans, new student research scholarships, and financial support for students with disabilities.
OTTAWA, January 30, 2019 – Students across the country are kicking off the Canadian Alliance of Students Associations’ (CASA) #StudentsLetsAct campaign today, underlining the urgent need for action on student mental health. At a time where attention to and discussion around mental health is high, students want to channel this energy into tangible action to help support those struggling.