Adam Brown, Chair of the Canadian Alliance of Student Associations (CASA) presented to the Government of Canada's Finance Committee regarding their investments in students announced in their Budget 2019. For accessibility purposes, a transcription of the presentation is provided below.
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.