This is Isobel's CSG Story
Isobel Tyler is the President of Saint Mary’s University Student Association and is currently dual majoring in Criminology and Social Justice Community Studies with a minor in English.
As a first-generation student often navigating post-secondary education alone, Canada Student Grants have been a key factor in the success of her education in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Isobel plans to transition into a Public Relations program once she graduates; however, her funding from Canada Student Grants has been an important safety net in her academic journey so far.
With changes to come for Canada Student Grants, Isobel could be forced to make sacrifices.
Isobel is concerned about the debt she is accumulating following her through her lifetime. She’s also scared to think about the rent increases and rising food prices as she looks ahead to receive fewer grants next year in her studies.
For the 2023-2024 academic years, Canada Student Grants investments will sunset, meaning federal grant maximums for students will fall from $6000 to $3000.
Students across Canada, like Isobel, are worried about being able to afford necessities amid the rising cost of living.
Click the link to tell the Government of Canada how decreases in Canada Student Grants will impact your post-secondary education, today.
The Canadian Alliance of Student Associations (CASA) is launching the #HalfYourCSG campaign to emphasize the importance and impact that permanently doubling funding to Canada Student Grants will have on students across the country.
CASA is a non-partisan, not-for-profit advocacy organization representing students at 23 student associations across the country. Through our partnership with the Québec Student Union/Union étudiante du Québec (UEQ), CASA represents 365,000 students across Canada. CASA advocates for accessible, affordable, innovative, and high quality post-secondary education in Canada. For over 25 years, CASA has done so successfully through policy and research development, awareness campaigns, government relations efforts, and partnerships with other stakeholders in the education sector.