This year we saw post-secondary students return to their classes and CASA conferences in-person. While students made this transition, CASA focused on making sure students had the support to face the challenges and changes that came with it. We’ll be sure to keep this momentum going into 2023, but for now check out the most important things students did in 2022!
On November 21 2022, CASA officially welcomed it’s newest member into the organization: Centennial College Student Association Incorporated (CCSAI)! For years, CCSAI has proudly advocated for their student body and provided many valuable services and programs. After a two year period of observation at CASA, CCSAI has decided to add their voice to the growing crowd of student advocates at the federal level. We’re looking forward to accomplishing some great things together. Welcome the the family, CCSAI!
On November 24th 2022, CASA had the honour of meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during Advocacy Week 2022. What was meant to be a quick photo opportunity and acknowledgment of the Liberal government’s removal of interest on Canada Student Loans turned into a forty minute-long meeting during which the Prime Minister asked each member for their concerns and opinions. CASA board members had the opportunity to discuss many issues affecting students across Canada, such as graduate student tri-council funding, student mental health, cost of living and housing, international student concerns, access to Canada Student Grants and many more issues. CASA is honoured to bring the voices of students cross Canada directly into the Prime Minister’s office once again, and we are immensely proud of all of our members for their advocacy work. Thank you again to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for this incredible opportunity