Who we are

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.

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Recent wins for students

 

$90
million
investment helps First Nations and Inuit peoples attend post-secondary
$395
million
invested to help youth get jobs
$100
million
invested to establish a National Strategy to Address Gender-Based Violence

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Student Associations Applaud Investment in Students With Disabilities

OTTAWA, August 2, 2022 - Post-secondary education is crucial to long-term career success, regardless of which industry or career a person wishes to pursue. That is why the Canadian Alliance of Student Associations (CASA) strives to ensure every student can access affordable post-secondary education. CASA is pleased with today’s Government announcement of increased eligibility under the Canada Student Financial Assistance Program (CSFA Program) for students with disabilities.
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Our Campus, Our Safety: Student Leaders’ Action Plan for Institutions and Governments to Address and Prevent Sexual Violence on Campus

Decades of tireless activism by student survivors, leaders, advocates, and their allies, havebrought the issue of sexual violence at post-secondary institutions (PSIs) to the fore. This year alone, we witnessed large student walkouts at PSIs (and high schools) across the country, with students demanding safer campuses, tailored action plans, comprehensive standalone sexual violence policies, and institutional accountability, to name a few concerns. It is clear that an effective response requires service beyond an individual basis. Rather, a comprehensive, holistic approach that addresses policy, procedures, prevention and data collection and includes meaningful collaboration between all levels of government, PSIs, survivor advocates, grassroots movements, and community organizations is instrumental to addressing sexual violence on ourcampuses (Khan, Rowe and Bidgood, 2019).
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Educated Solutions: Where Do We Go From Here? The Future of Post-Secondary Education in Ontario

CASA Joins Partners to Publish Educated Solutions: Where Do We Go From Here? A Report on the Future of Post-Secondary Education in Ontario FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  TORONTO, Sept 7th, 2022 - The Canadian Alliance of Student Associations (CASA), in  collaboration with the Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance (OUSA) and student unions across Ontario, has released the 2022 Educated Solutions report. This edition of Educated Solutions Volume 16 focuses on the future of post-secondary education in Ontario, and examines the various areas that governments, stakeholders, and institutions must consider as they develop their strategic visions for the sector.
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WE'RE HIRING: Creative Content Officer

Position: Creative Content OfficerReporting to: Executive DirectorOrganization Status: Part-time, under contractCompensation: $25/hour(20-25 hours/week)Posted: September 13th, 2022 Closing: September 30th, 2022 Applications must include: Cover letter, resume, & graphic design portfolioSubmit application to: [email protected]
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Student Organizations Across the Country Release a Joint Publication on Student Financial Aid

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TORONTO, April 20, 2022 - In a time of consistent financial precarity, nine student advocacy organizations across Canada have come together to release Shared Perspectives: A Joint Publication on the Changing Landscape of Student Financial Aid. This year's publication looks at how both provincial and federal governments can strengthen financial aid programs and frameworks to equitably distribute funding that targets students’ needs, especially following the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Like many communities across the country, students faced a significant financial hit from the pandemic, jeopardizing the affordability of post-secondary for both current and prospective students.
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