Sunday, November 25th, 2018

2:00-3:00 pm

Registration

During this time, stop by the CASA staff table to pick up your name tag and meet the staff and other student leaders that you will be working with throughout the week.

 
3:00-3:15 pm

Opening

We will be opening the conference with some words from a First Nations elder.

 

3:15-3:30 pm

Code of Conduct Presentation

CASA's Code of Conduct Officers for this year, Kelsey Gillespie and Amanda LeBlanc, will present CASA's Code of Conduct to establish expectations for behaviour throughout the conference.

 

3:30-5:15 pm

Policy and Fact Review for Advocacy Week

In this presentation, our Research and Policy Analyst will go over the advocacy documents and review the research and facts behind the asks this year.  He will also go over common pushbacks and questions to anticipate, in order to prepare you.

5:15-5:30 pm

Wellness Break

 

5:30-6:00 pm

Highrise Training

In this practical training session, our Communications and Public Relations Officer will go over the very important process of recording your meetings in the Highrise system. This enables staff to do follow-ups and keep track of how our asks are being received.

 

Monday, November 26th, 2018

9:00-10:00 am

Parliament Hill 101

In this presentation, we will discuss some of the do's and don’ts of advocacy meetings and engagement on Parliament Hill.

 

10:00-10:30 am

Wellness Break

 

10:30-12:00 pm

Can You Spot the Mistake?

Through demonstrations with experienced student advocates, we will look to uncover some of the common mistakes in advocacy meetings.

 

12:00 - 1:30 pm
Lunch


1:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Lobby Training: Practicum and Trial Runs

In this session, we will break off into groups to conduct practice advocacy meetings in both English and French. Experienced advocates will be available to provide advice and constructive feedback.

Tuesday, November 27th, 2018

7:30-8:30am

Breakfast Session and Launch!

In this working breakfast session, we will have a formal Q&A to answer any last minute concerns. Then, we will officially launch the first day of our advocacy meetings!

 

9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Lobby Meetings

All attendees will attend their scheduled lobby meetings, and remember to record them afterwards in Highrise.

 

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Reception on Parliament Hill

During this reception, attendees will have the chance to mingle with parliamentarians in a more informal setting. Hors d'oeuvres will be provided.

 

Wednesday, November 28th, 2018

9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Lobby Meetings

All attendees will attend their scheduled lobby meetings, and remember to record them afterwards in Highrise.

 

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm 

Committee Working Time

Committees are encouraged to use this time to work in-person on their ongoing committee projects.

 

Thursday, November 29th, 2018

9:00 am - 11:00 am
Lobby Meetings

All attendees will attend their scheduled lobby meetings, and remember to record them afterwards in Highrise.

11:00 am - 12:00 pm (tentative)

Fireside Chat in the Senate

In this interactive session, delegates will participate in a fireside chat with senators to discuss the role and importance of the senate in post secondary education.

12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Lobby Meetings

All attendees will attend their scheduled lobby meetings, and remember to record them afterwards in Highrise.

Friday, November 30th, 2018

9:00 am - 10:00 am
Board Action Plan Updates

In this session, CASA's Board of Directors will provide an update on their action plan progress. They will also answer any questions the membership have.


10:00 am - 10:45 am
Federal Policy Committee Updates

CASA's student-led Federal Policy Committee has been working hard to update outdated policies and devise new ones for the membership's approval. They will present their work and answer any questions during this session.

10:45 am - 11:00 am
Break

 

11:00-11:30 am

Mental Health Campaign

The National Advocacy Committee has developed a mental health campaign called #StudentsLetsAct to push government to take action to better support students who are struggling. During this presentation, the committee will outline the campaign and prepare CASA's membership to run it on their individual campuses.

 

11:30-12:00 pm

Financial Update

CASA's Treasurer will provide an update on the organization's finances.

 
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Lunch


 
1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Closing Plenary

One delegate from each member association will sit at the plenary table in a formal meeting setting to vote on important motions.

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