On Friday, April 24, 2020, CASA presented to the House of Common's Finance Committee on the government's recently announced COVID-19 student support package. CASA believes the aid package will provide significant and generous relief for students, while acknowledging it does not help international students like the Canada Emergency Response Benefit. Moving forward, CASA is looking to ensure that international students are provided with income support and access to work opportunities, and are allowed to re-enter Canada in September.
OTTAWA, April 22, 2020 -- The Canadian Alliance of Student Associations (CASA) and Quebec Student Union (QSU) are pleased with the comprehensive student aid package announced today by the Government of Canada. The package will bring significant relief to all students affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, and will provide valuable support to at-risk students and recent graduates who need it most.
The Canadian Alliance of Student Associations is a national voice for Canadian post-secondary students composed of student associations representing undergraduate, graduate, college, and polytechnic students. CASA works to provide students with a post- secondary system that is accessible, affordable, innovative, and of the highest quality. The COVID-19 pandemic poses significant challenges to Canada as an entire country and it’s students are being uniquely impacted by it as well. Across Canada students are worried about their education, finances, and employment prospects.
CASA has worked to identify areas where students need further support to assist them through the COVID-19 pandemic.
OTTAWA, April 8, 2020 -- Today, the Government of Canada announced additional steps to support students and recent graduates during the COVID-19 crisis. The Canadian Alliance of Student Associations (CASA) appreciates today’s announcement, but recognizes it will not help all students dealing with employment or financial hardship due to COVID-19. Today’s announcement makes several much-needed alterations to the Canada Summer Jobs program, including an increase to the employer wage subsidy and the allowance of part-time work.
The Canadian Alliance of Student Associations knows how difficult COVID-19 is making life for students and recent graduates. As schools and businesses across Canada close for the foreseeable future, we have developed this list of resources for students and recent graduates seeking relief and information:
OTTAWA, March 18, 2020 -- Today, the federal government unveiled its economic stimulus package to respond to the COVID-19 crisis. While COVID-19 is spreading, impacting the economy, and changing how students are completing their studies all across the country, the Canadian Alliance of Student Associations is pleased that today’s announcement includes relief for students and recent graduates entering into a tough economy