March 20th


8:30am - 9:00am Registration


9:00am - 9:10am Welcome and Elder Opening

CASA welcomes new and returning delegates to the Annual General Meeting. An Elder will open our session on the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq People.

Led by Board Chair, Adam


9:10am - 9:20am Code of Conduct Presentation        

Code of Conduct Officers will provide a review of the Code of Conduct.

Led by Code of Conduct Officers, Amanda and TBD


9:20am - 10:00am Political Update

CASA provides a provincial and federal political update of issues affecting campuses across the country.

Led by GRSO, Priya


10:00am - 10:45am A Year In Review

CASA’s board of directors will provide a review of CASA’s work in 2018-2019, with specific focus on major projects, core operations and campaigns.

Led by Director at Large, Yana


10:45am - 11:00am Break


11:00am - 12:00pm Committee Work Participatory Activity

Committee will work together to develop a year map of the work they have done over the past year and the direction they hope the next committee will take.  Questions will consider: What did you deliver? What did you miss? And what would you like to pass on to the incoming committee.

Led by each committee Chair


12:00pm - 1:00pm- SMUSA Tour

Members will travel to member host St.Mary’s Campus for a tour of the Student Association.

Led by SMUSA, Ossama and Denis


1:00pm - 2:30pm Lunch (Not Provided)

Enjoy a lunch on St. Mary’s Campus or return close to the hotel for a variety restaurant options.


2:30pm - 3:00pm Committee Map Presentations

Committees will present their maps/ their committee work to the membership at large.

Led by each committee Chair

3:00pm - 4:00 pm Budget 2019 Update and Action

CASA staff will provide an overview of Budget 2019 and provide options for action.

Led by Research and Policy Analyst and GRSO, John and Priya


4:00pm - 5:00pm- Committee Restructuring Update/ College Action Plan

Board of directors will present the College Action Plan they have been tasked to work on from Advocacy Week.  They will go over the implementation plan including the suggested committee restructuring suggestions.

Led by Board Chair, Director Policy, Chair Trades and Tech


5:00pm - 6:00pm Observer Roundtable

Observers are invited to this session to touch base with staff and board on their experiences thus far and answer any questions.

Led by Member Relations Officer and Director Membership, Annie and G


March 21st


9:00am - 9:45am- Board Action Plan Updates

CASA’s Board of Directors will provide the membership with an update on the Board Action Plan.


9:45am - 10:15am Voluntary Student Unionism (VSU) Individual Reflection Activity

An individual reflection led by CASA’s Executive Director on the impact of VSU in Canada.

Led by Executive Director, Manjeet


10:15am - 11:00am Value of Student Organizations Participatory Activity

In this silent conversation members will have an opportunity to share value they bring to campuses across the country.

Led by Executive Director, Manjeet


11:00am - 11:15am Break


11:15am - 11:45am- Silent Conversation Report Back

An opportunity for members to share highlights from the silent conversation.

Led by Executive Director, Manjeet


11:45am - 12:00pm CASA/QSU Negotiation Update

CASA’s Board of Directors will provide an update on the negotiation of the Quebec Student Union partnership.

Led by Board Chair and Director at Large, Adam and Yana


12:00pm - 1:30pm Lunch (Not provided)


1:30pm - 2:15pm Roses and Thorns Participatory Activity

CASA’s board of director will lead a reflection of what worked and did not work in the previous year, with a focus on wins and areas for improvement.

Led by Director of Advocacy, Emma


2:15pm - 3:15pm GOTV 2019 Participatory Activity

CASA Board and Staff will provide an overview and run a brainstorming session on CASA’s Get Out the Vote campaign.

Led by Director Advocacy and GRSO, Emma and Priya


3:15pm - 4:00pm Build Your Own Foundations Participatory Activity

CASA’s delegates will work in teams of five (5) to construct a conference schedule for CASA’s Foundations 2019 conference. Foundations is the first conference for many CASA delegates and making sure that they are provided with the right information is essential for ensuring a successful year.  Delegates will be called on to think back to their own experiences throughout the year and to help design the conference that will run in May.

Led by Member Relations Officer, Annie


4:00pm - 4:30pm Here to Foundations

CASA staff will provide an overview of what to expect from AGM to Foundations.

Led by Communications Officer, Lindsay


4:30pm - 5:00pm Transitions Workshop

CASA staff will provide an overview of Transitions.  What is life like after being a student leader?

Led by Members Relations Officer, Annie


7:00pm - 9:00pm Reception Dinner

CASA’s delegates are invited to the end of the year reception dinner.  CASA’s Board will also announce the winners of CASA’s awards for 2018-2019.


March 22nd


9:00am - 10:00am CASA Financial Update and YE2020 Budget

CASA’s Treasurer will provide an update on CASA’s actuals and present the YE2020 Budget.

Led by CASA Treasurer, Will


10:00am - 11:15am Policy and Operational Policy Updates

CASA’s Secretary and Director Policy will provide updates on plenary motions.

Led by Secretary and Director Policy, Lauren and Victoria


11:15am - 12:00pm GOTV Regional Conference Bids

Delegates who submitted for GOTV Regional conference will have the opportunity to present their bid to the membership for consideration. 

12:00pm - 1:30pm Lunch (Not Provided)


1:30pm - 5:00pm Closing Plenary

CASA’s members conduct the business of the conference in a formal meeting session. Note: Observers are welcome, though they may be asked to leave the room should the meeting go in-camera.


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