Presentations to Government

Protecting Education Quality Through Copyright Law

On April 24, 2018, the Canadian Alliance of Student Associations presented to the federal government's Industry, Science and Technology Committee to defend the interest of students during their review of the Copyright Act. Students already pay plenty for textbooks and academic articles, and taking away the copyright exception for education would just put more cost on students and hurt the quality of our education in Canada! In this presentation, we also cover the topic of open educational resources (OERs), the Copyright Board, and Access Copyright.


CASA Aims to Eliminate Uncompensated Internships

On December 7, 2017, our Executive Director, Michael McDonald, presented in the Senate on why we think uncompensated internships should be eliminated. Bill C-63’s proposed move to ban uncompensated internships in federally regulated sectors is an important step to promote high quality work experiences and protect young workers!


Protecting Students Against Unfair Unpaid Internships

On November 9th, 2017, CASA's Executive Director, Michael McDonald, presented on the unfair and often exploitative nature of unpaid internships to the Government of Canada's Finance Committee.

Pre-Budget Consultations 2018: Maximizing Student Potential During and Beyond Studies

On September 20, 2017, Chair of CASA's Board of Directors, Shifrah Gadamsetti, presented student issues to the Committee on Finance during their 2018 pre-budget consultations.


Ensuring the Economic Security of Women in Canada

On June 1, 2017, the CASA's Board Chair, Shifrah Gadamsetti, presented to the Standing Committee on the Status of Women. She shared the student perspective on how we can ensure that women attain economic security in Canada.


Ending Sexual Assault on Post-Secondary Campuses

On October 19, 2016, Danika McConnell, a representative from CASA's membership, presented on behalf of the organization to the Standing Committee on the Status of Women. She highlighted the necessity for there to be stand-alone sexual violence policies on post-secondary campuses.


Pre-Budget Consultations 2016

On February 16, 2016, CASA's Chair Erik Queenan presented student priorities to the federal government's Committee on Finance as part of their 2016 pre-budget consultations.


Protecting Students Who Work

On June 2, 2015, CASA's Executive Director, Jonathan Champagne, presented the student perspective on the government's economic action plan, with a focus on protecting students who work.


Pre-Budget Consultations 2014

On September 30, 2014, CASA's Board Chair, Travis Gordon, presented to the Standing Committee on Finance to highlight students' interests.


Not Punishing Students Who Work, Unfair Unpaid Internships, and Finding a Job After Graduation

On March 27, 2014, CASA's National Director, Jonathan Champagne, presented on the issue of youth employment to the government's Finance Committee.