CASA has long advocated for government to support infrastructure enhancement at post-secondary institutions across Canada. In January of 2009, the federal government announced the introduction of the Knowledge Infrastructure Program, a 2-year, $2-billion plan to revitalize facilities at Canadian universities, cégeps, and colleges. These investments were used to improve research labs, practical skills training facilities, classrooms, and more.
The Knowledge Infrastructure Program openly acknowledged CASA’s influence on its establishment and implementation. The website for the program noted that it responded “to the needs of students as identified by the Canadian Alliance of Student Associations.”