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


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

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Students Celebrate Budget 2019 Investments that Make Post-Secondary Education Better

OTTAWA, March 19, 2019 - The federal government released its 2019 budget today, where they announced exciting investments that the Canadian Alliance of Student Associations (CASA) and the Quebec Student Union (QSU) believe will improve the lives of post-secondary students across the country. Such investments include renewed funding to support Indigenous students, work-integrated learning opportunities for students, improved repayment terms for student loans, new student research scholarships, and financial support for students with disabilities.
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Students Launch Campaign Demanding Government Action on Mental Health

OTTAWA, January 30, 2019 – Students across the country are kicking off the Canadian Alliance of Students Associations’ (CASA) #StudentsLetsAct campaign today, underlining the urgent need for action on student mental health. At a time where attention to and discussion around mental health is high, students want to channel this energy into tangible action to help support those struggling.
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Student Life as We Know It Is About to Change in Ontario

OTTAWA, January 21, 2019 – The Government of Ontario recently announced changes to post-secondary education in the province that have serious ramifications for students. Veiled behind the announcement of a 10% tuition fee reduction, the province has also cut grants for low-income students, eliminated the 6-month grace period on loans, cut post-secondary institution funding, and altered campus student life as we know it.
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Top 10 Things CASA Did for Students in 2018

The Canadian Alliance of Student Associations (CASA) had an incredible year fighting for the interests of post-secondary students across the country. Below we’ve counted down the top ten highlights of our work this year:
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Educational Materials Beyond Textbooks: Learning in the 21st Century

Educational Materials are an integral part of the academic experience and are necessary tools to train and educate the next generation. When considering the scope of educational materials, it can be easy to think about textbooks and textbooks only. For the purposes of this paper, educational materials encompass a wide array of books, articles, texts, audio-visual materials, course packs, and other teaching and learning tools that instructors and students draw on to advance their knowledge in a given field of study. In the 21st century classroom, educational materials can take entirely new forms. There is no post-secondary student in Canada in any program, whether at a college, university, or polytechnic, whose education is not impacted by decisions around educational material availability, cost, and format.
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We're Hiring: Full Charge Bookkeeper & Office Manager

POSITION: Full Charge Bookkeeper & Office Manager REPORTING TO: Executive Director STATUS: Part-time (15-20 hours/week) SALARY RANGE: Starting at $25/hr + comprehensive benefits package APPLICATION: Send your resume and cover letter to ellen.wightman@casa.ca by February 3rd, 2018.
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@CASAACAE unites and amplifies the voices of post-secondary students across Canada. Find out more!