This is Kairvee's CSG Story
Kairvee is the President of the University of Lethbridge Students Union and is currently studying Human Resources and Labour Relations. Kairvee has been a student since 2016 and began receiving Canada Student Grants to help support herself when work integrated learning opportunities weren’t as easily accessible.
Since then, Kairvee has had goals of becoming a Human Resources professional in order to help address the labour shortage across Canada. Canada Student Grants play a key role in achieving her post-secondary education goals, and Kairvee’s ability to contribute to a country and economy that she’s proud to be a part of.
Though Kairvee didn’t access Canada Student Grants before COVID-19, the threat of losing half of her grant funding makes Kairvee very concerned, as the rising cost of housing, tuition, rent, and food in Alberta is already putting a strain on her finances.
Kairvee also knows that changes to those Canada Student Grants are coming.
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 Kairvee, are worried about being able to afford necessities amid the rising cost of living.
Tell the federal government how decreases in Canada Student Grants are affecting your post-secondary education by clicking this link, 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.