OTTAWA, May 1, 2018 – Today, the Canadian Alliance of Student Associations (CASA) is proud to welcome a new member to the organization: Conestoga Students Inc. This new member is a student association that represents students at Conestoga College’s southern Ontario campuses in Kitchener, Cambridge, Waterloo, and Guelph.
“We are so pleased to be expanding CASA’s representation of both college and Ontario students, two incredibly important perspectives for us to bring to the federal government,” says CASA’s Board Chair, Shifrah Gadamsetti. “We’re excited to work with Conestoga Students Inc. throughout this coming year, and to see what new ideas they bring to the table to help post-secondary students in Canada.”
Representatives from Conestoga Students Inc. attended several of CASA’s conferences in the past few years, where they gained insight into how the organization functions internally and how CASA could help their students have a strong say in the activities of the federal government when it comes to their post-secondary education.
On January 8, 2018, Conestoga Students Inc. submitted a formal request to join CASA, which was then approved unanimously by CASA’s membership at the Annual General Meeting in March.
Conestoga Students Inc. President, Aimee Calma, commented on their new membership: “Conestoga Students Inc. is immensely pleased to be the newest member school of CASA. After having actively advocated for college students at the provincial level for many years, we are excited to work with our peers on the federal stage and to help strengthen the voices of post-secondary students across Canada.”
Established in 1995, the Canadian Alliance of Student Associations (CASA) is a non-partisan, not-for-profit, national student organization composed of 22 student associations representing over 255,000 post-secondary students from coast to coast. Through its partnership with the Quebec Student Union (QSU) and its 8 members representing 79,000 students, CASA presents a national student voice to the federal government. CASA advocates for a Canadian post-secondary education system that is accessible, affordable, innovative, and of the highest quality.
Lindsay Boyd, Communications and Public Relations Officer
Phone: 613-236-3457 ext. 224