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

Latest News

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Students Launch Campaign Demanding Federal Government to Close the Gaps

www.CloseTheGaps.ca Press Release OTTAWA, January 30, 2019 – Students across the country are kicking off the Canadian Alliance of Students Associations’ (CASA) #CloseTheGaps campaign today, underlining the massive gaps in Canadian post-secondary education that have been exacerbated by the onset of the global pandemic. From the urgent need for action on student mental health, to the lack of digital broadband access, to the bleak job market, students want to channel this energy into tangible action to help support each other and to build a stronger post-secondary sector.
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We're Hiring a Policy and Research Analyst

Position: Policy and Research AnalystReporting to: Executive DirectorOrganization Status: Full-time, under contractSalary: $45,000 (37.5 - 44 hours per week) + Benefits (Health, Dental, RRSP Matching)Posted: January 18, 2021Closing: January 31, 2021Applications must include: Cover letter, resume, writing sample (max 3 pages)Submit an application to: [email protected]
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CASA's Top Ten in 2020!

2020 has brought it’s fair bit of challenges for Canadian post-secondary students. The pandemic forced students to quickly move to digital learning and make a lot of difficult changes in their life. Well, while you were busy being the best students you could be, CASA was busy representing student interests to the federal government. Here are the top ten things CASA has done!
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Students Pleased With Federal Investments In Student Financial Supports And Job Creation

OTTAWA, Nov 30, 2020 -- The Canadian Alliance of Student Associations (CASA) has been watching closely as the lives of post-secondary students have been impacted considerably by the COVID-19 pandemic. We are pleased to see additional investments supporting students and recent graduates in today’s federal Fall Economic Statement. CASA greatly appreciates the elimination of interest on Canada Student Loans and Canada Apprentice Loans until 2022, as it will help ease the financial burden of student debt on recent graduates during this economic recovery. In addition, as students and recent graduates face tremendous uncertainty, investments in work opportunities through an enhanced Canada Summer Jobs program and Youth Employment and Skills Strategy will help to alleviate concerns about future employment.
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Post Secondary Students From Coast To Coast Gather Digitally For A Month Of Advocacy

OTTAWA, Nov 3, 2020 -- The global COVID-19 pandemic has changed the lives of all Canadians and the Canadian Alliance of Student Associations (CASA) has been watching closely as the lives of post-secondary students has changed considerably. To continue to keep post-secondary issues top of mind, CASA and the Quebec Student Union (QSU) have organized a month of digital advocacy, representing 365 000 students - one of the largest advocacy efforts hosted by students.   Jointly, CASA and the QSU will be focussing on five major priorities: expanding access to trade re-skilling, reducing mental health barriers for Indigenous post-secondary students, streamlining the ability for international students to work in Canada, improving access to affordable childcare, and increasing the Canadian Research Granting Agencies student scholarship funding.
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