This is Sydney's CSG Story
Sydney is the Vice President of Academic and External Affairs of Dalhousie Student Union, and she’s pursuing a BSc in Science and Psychology with a minor in health studies. Sydney has a passion for learning, which is reflected in her academic pursuits.
Sydney pursues knowledge above all else, with plans to use her BSc in Psychology to put her passion to work in the field of medicine. To make her goals a reality, Sydney relies on Canada Student Grants to give her the financial space and mental capacity to pursue her education without fears of insurmountable debt.
In July 2023, increases in Canada Student Grants will end, meaning federal grant maximums for students will fall from $6000 to $3000.
Sydney works 20 to 30 hours in addition to her full-time studies and she still relies on Canada Student Grants to afford housing in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
The threat of losing half of her grant funding means that Sydney faces fewer grants, more debt, and fear of how she can afford her post-secondary education.
Students across Canada, like Sydney, 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.
The Canadian Alliance of Student Associations (CASA) is launching the #HalfYourStory 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.