College Student Alliance

College Student Alliance We advocate on behalf of Ontario college students in partnership with student leaders. Founded in 1975, the College Student Alliance (CSA) is a member-driven advocacy organization which proudly serves Ontario’s college students.
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The CSA currently represents over 70% of all Ontario college students consisting of 15 colleges and 21 student associations with over 135,000 full-time students throughout the province. As the only officially recognized voice for college and college-university students in Ontario, the CSA has a seat at the table of virtually every government and stakeholder committee and task force relating to postsecondary education. As a united voice through the CSA, college students have a powerful lobbying voice that is recognized for its depth of knowledge and ability to provide sustainable solutions to the issues facing postsecondary students. CSA’s main competencies are advocacy related on behalf of its membership on all issues relating to college education including affordability, accessibility, accountability, quality and transferability. Independent of any political or organizational affiliations the CSA is dedicated to championing the needs of Ontario postsecondary students from the students’ perspective

Mission: Strong Students. Strong Leaders. Strong Colleges.

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Happy New Year to Ontario's college students! The past year has been difficult and 2021 will no doubt be challenging. Bu...
01/06/2021

Happy New Year to Ontario's college students! The past year has been difficult and 2021 will no doubt be challenging. But as we move forward into the new year, remember that you are not alone, CSA will be fighting for you. If you are ever in need, do not hesitate to reach out to us. We are all in this together.

To all of Ontario's college students, CSA wishes you a safe and restful holiday season!
12/21/2020

To all of Ontario's college students, CSA wishes you a safe and restful holiday season!

CSA is grateful for this investment from the Government of Ontario to enhance the quality of digital learning for post-s...
12/15/2020

CSA is grateful for this investment from the Government of Ontario to enhance the quality of digital learning for post-secondary students. Despite the improvements made since last March, students are struggling with this way of learning while being isolated from their peers and teachers.

This is a good first step by the government; but we have a ways to go. CSA will continue to push the government to support Ontario's college students during this difficult time.

Last week, CSA signed a joint letter with Chris Glover MPP, Spadina-Fort York asking the Government of Canada to support...
12/07/2020

Last week, CSA signed a joint letter with Chris Glover MPP, Spadina-Fort York asking the Government of Canada to support our graduates and international students by making work permits renewable #onpoli #cdnpoli #onpse #cdnpse

Yesterday, CSA Vice-President Zoe King, met with The Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister for Women and Gender Equality an...
12/03/2020

Yesterday, CSA Vice-President Zoe King, met with The Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Rural Economic Development, Farrah Khan, Founder of Possibility Seeds, and many other inspirational women to talk about Gender-Based Violence in Canada and within Post-Secondary. Together, we will build a Canada that is safe for everyone.

This week CSA submitted recommendations on Bill 213, Schedule 2. A bill that would allow Charley McVety's theological co...
12/02/2020

This week CSA submitted recommendations on Bill 213, Schedule 2. A bill that would allow Charley McVety's theological college the ability to grant degrees. McVety is widely known to have deeply-rooted discriminatory views of Islamic and LGBTQ+ communities.

As representatives of one of the most diverse college student communities, CSA cannot stay silent on this; it is our duty to stand up for you. We ask the Government of Ontario to focus on supporting college students by improving Affordability, Mental Health, and Virtual Learning.

Read our policy submission here: https://tinyurl.com/y26rhha9

Today the Government of Canada released the Fall Economic Statement. CSA would like to thank the government for eliminat...
11/30/2020
Table of Contents | FES 2020

Today the Government of Canada released the Fall Economic Statement. CSA would like to thank the government for eliminating federal interest on student loans for 2021-22. This will help Ontario college students. This is only a first step though, college students still need help to weather COVID-19, CSA will push the Government of Ontario to do their part #onpse #onpoli #cdnpse

Fall Economic Statement 2020

Thank you to all of our survey participants!
11/30/2020

Thank you to all of our survey participants!

Possibility Seeds
11/25/2020

Possibility Seeds

November 25th is the International Day to End Violence Against Women and the start of 16 Days of Activism. Today we raise awareness about gender-based violence, affirm survivors, and commit to taking action and being part of the change. What changes will you be making on your campus during #16DaysOfAction?
Image source: @unwomen
#VAW #16days #IHaveTheCourageToAct

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Le 25 novembre est la journée internationale pour l’élimination de la violence à l’égard des femmes. Ce jour marque également le début des #16joursdactivisme contre la violence faite aux femmes. Aujourd’hui, nous réitérons notre engagement à sensibiliser nos communautés à la violence fondée sur le genre, à soutenir les personnes survivantes et à agir au quotidien pour faire partie du changement. Quelles mesures allez-vous déployer sur votre campus pendant ces #16Jours?

Image : @ONUFemmes
#ContreLaViolence #NosGestesComptent #LeCourageDAgir

Don't be sus on the last day of Advocacy Summit!
11/20/2020

Don't be sus on the last day of Advocacy Summit!

Day 4 of Advocacy Summit! It is our final day and what a day it has been. Thank you to all the delegates, speakers, and ...
11/19/2020

Day 4 of Advocacy Summit! It is our final day and what a day it has been. Thank you to all the delegates, speakers, and MPPs who participated, it has been a blast!

It's always a lively conversation with Chris Glover MPP, Spadina-Fort York!
11/19/2020

It's always a lively conversation with Chris Glover MPP, Spadina-Fort York!

Thank you Kathleen Wynne! It is always a pleasure to meet with you to discuss how we can solve the issues college studen...
11/18/2020

Thank you Kathleen Wynne! It is always a pleasure to meet with you to discuss how we can solve the issues college students face.

Big thank you to MPP Laura Mae Lindo for sitting down to chat with our student leaders about #onpse advocacy!
11/18/2020

Big thank you to MPP Laura Mae Lindo for sitting down to chat with our student leaders about #onpse advocacy!

Advocacy Summit Day 2! A big thank you to Courage to Act Director Farrah Khan for providing a brilliant and thought prov...
11/17/2020

Advocacy Summit Day 2! A big thank you to Courage to Act Director Farrah Khan for providing a brilliant and thought provoking presentation on gender-based violence advocacy #onpse #cdnpse

Today CSA kicks off our annual Advocacy Summit! College student leaders from across Ontario gather to lobby the governme...
11/16/2020

Today CSA kicks off our annual Advocacy Summit! College student leaders from across Ontario gather to lobby the government about improving post-secondary education! #onpse #cdnpse #onpoli

Our GM & his Assistant are ready for day 1 of Advocacy Summit!
11/16/2020

Our GM & his Assistant are ready for day 1 of Advocacy Summit!

International students were already on tight budgets, operating in currencies weaker than the Canadian dollar, and are n...
11/13/2020
How the pandemic has disrupted the lives of international students in Canada - Macleans.ca

International students were already on tight budgets, operating in currencies weaker than the Canadian dollar, and are now stretched to their financial limit following nationwide layoffs. The Government of Ontario must do more to help.

With the traditional education-to-citizenship route disrupted, COVID-19 has thrown the future of international students in Canada into uncertainty

StatsCan's latest Labour Force Survey indicates that "employment remains furthest from preCOVID-19 levels among youth (1...
11/12/2020
The Daily — Labour Force Survey, October 2020

StatsCan's latest Labour Force Survey indicates that "employment remains furthest from preCOVID-19 levels among youth (15-24)." This only reinforces the fact that students and grads are in need of financial support now more than ever. Click the link below for the full survey results.

Employment increased by 84,000 (+0.5%) in October, after growing by an average of 2.7% per month since May. The unemployment rate was 8.9%, little changed from September.

Lest We Forget
11/11/2020

Lest We Forget

📣📣📣 There is ONE DAY left to fill out our survey for the chance to win one of two $25 Amazon gift cards! 💳 Fill out our ...
11/05/2020

📣📣📣 There is ONE DAY left to fill out our survey for the chance to win one of two $25 Amazon gift cards! 💳 Fill out our survey by tomorrow to provide your important input that will help us advocate for college students during COVID-19. It will take less than 10 minutes, take the survey here! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/76NGRM5

11/04/2020
A great event by CSA partner Courage to Act discussing the connections between anti-Black racism and gender-based violen...
11/04/2020

A great event by CSA partner Courage to Act discussing the connections between anti-Black racism and gender-based violence. The event is happening November 20th at 1:00 PM. Register to attend!

Are you working to prevent gender-based violence on campus? Register for the FREE #CourageToAct webinar on Friday, November 20th 2020 from 1-2 PM (EST). Join us to explore connections between anti-Black racism and gender-based violence. Learn more and register at couragetoact.ca/webinar-10
#IHavetheCourageToAct #CourageToActPSI

CSA has put forward its Fall 2020 Pre-Budget Submission to the government! The policies we are advocating for will direc...
10/20/2020

CSA has put forward its Fall 2020 Pre-Budget Submission to the government! The policies we are advocating for will directly support Ontario's college students. Follow the link to read the whole document!https://5c33872e-1daf-45ad-a331-ee599861fe06.filesusr.com/ugd/0b1b3b_efffaa475dcb41b59fc7a4116d01a57b.pdf

This Friday October 23rd at 2:00 PM CSA is hosting a student Mental Health Webinar! To attend email Taylor at research@c...
10/19/2020

This Friday October 23rd at 2:00 PM CSA is hosting a student Mental Health Webinar! To attend email Taylor at [email protected] #onpse #cdnpse #onted

For more information check out our website!
10/16/2020

For more information check out our website!

For Courage to Act's September blog, CSA contributed a list of strategies for college students who want to strengthen th...
10/15/2020
The Do's and Don'ts of Meaningful Consultation with College Administration — Courage to Act

For Courage to Act's September blog, CSA contributed a list of strategies for college students who want to strengthen the impact of their gender justice advocacy, and engage college administrations in meaningful dialogue about sexual violence prevention and support on campus.

Building a meaningful dialogue with college administration is key to having a positive impact on your campus and creating win-win solutions that will ultimately benefit your student population and your school as a whole.

Possibility Seeds
10/15/2020

Possibility Seeds

For our September blog, College Student Alliance (CSA) shares a list of strategies for college students across Canada who want to strengthen the impact of their gender justice advocacy, and engage college administration in meaningful dialogue about sexual violence prevention and support on campus. Read it here: https://www.couragetoact.ca/blog/meaningfuldialogue
#IHavetheCourageToAct #CourageToActPSI #SAPro

For further information check out our website!
10/09/2020

For further information check out our website!

Great news for CSA member NCSA Haileybury NCSA-Timmins NCSA - Kirkland Lake! Resource development in northern Ontario is...
10/08/2020
Northern College reports record enrolment growth in mining programs

Great news for CSA member NCSA Haileybury NCSA-Timmins NCSA - Kirkland Lake! Resource development in northern Ontario is an essential job creator. #onpse #onted John Vanthof, Timiskaming-Cochrane Gilles Bisson, MPP for Timmins

Northern College is experiencing record enrolment growth in its renowned mining programs for the current year.Despite the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic, enrolment in mining programs has grown by …

COVID-19 has put unprecedented pressure on college students. The government providing funding for these supports is esse...
10/07/2020

COVID-19 has put unprecedented pressure on college students. The government providing funding for these supports is essential to campus mental health.

As always, CSA will continue to be the voice of Ontario's college students to push government for support. We've got your back. #onpse #onpoli #onted

Thank you Ross Romano, Minister of Colleges and Universities, & Michael Tibollo, Associate Minister of Mental Health and...
10/06/2020
Ontario Newsroom | Salle de presse de l'Ontario

Thank you Ross Romano, Minister of Colleges and Universities, & Michael Tibollo, Associate Minister of Mental Health and Addictions, for this investment in post-secondary student mental health. COVID-19 has put unprecedented pressure on post-secondary students this academic year making funding for organizations like the Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health critical. CSA looks forward to continuing to work with the government to improve student mental health supports. #onpoli #onpse

October is Womxn's History Month in Canada. This is a time to honour and celebrate the womxn and girls from our past and...
10/05/2020

October is Womxn's History Month in Canada. This is a time to honour and celebrate the womxn and girls from our past and present who are contributing and leading to a better Canada.

In 1992, the Government of Canada designated October as Womxn’s History Month, marking the beginning of an annual month-long celebration of the outstanding achievements of womxn and girls throughout Canada’s history.

This year’s theme #BecauseOfYou, celebrates womxn and girls in Canada who have made, and continue to make, a lasting impact on our country. #Onpse #onted

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Toronto, ON
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For more information on CSA, please visit www.collegestudentalliance.ca.

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Monday 08:30 - 16:30
Tuesday 08:30 - 16:30
Wednesday 08:30 - 16:30
Thursday 08:30 - 16:30
Friday 08:30 - 16:30

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Hello, my name is Jason Lee and I have no idea what is making me write this post at the moment but I felt like I had to share my thoughts. I don't know if many of you have heard on the news regarding Ryerson Student Union. I am not pointing fingers or making any judgments involving the individuals questioned about a number of expenses. The reason why I'm writing this post is because when I finished reading the news article, a flood of memories hit me hard when I was involved with Student politics and the CSA. At my first CSA Conference, (which was in 2007 at Centennial College, yeah I know, I'm old), I got a chance to meet Outgoing and Incoming student leaders all across Ontario. It was here, I truly learned about the importance of Student Government and how the needs of all students varies across each College. However, one thing remained constant. Fees collected on behalf of Student Governments all shared one common fact: It's the Students' money. It's here I truly learned the importance of accountability, transparency, and fiduciary responsibility, These aren't just buzzwords or values you talk about. Every time any monies were spent, I would think about the fact that our budget is not for our personal use, and that every dollar spent should be justified. The students have every right to ask how their money is being spent. After all, it is their money. I'm just compelled to share my thoughts about my past involvement with Student Government and the CSA because the lessons I learned back then have transferred into my every day life,both professional and personal. In order to be a person with integrity, being honest and responsible, then truly learning what transparency and accountability really means can only add weight to those previously mentioned attributes. To all the current CSA members, on behalf of all your students all across Ontario, thank you for all that you are doing and just know that you have an amazing opportunity to enrich and better the lives of your students now and tomorrow and at the same time, grow as a leader, and an individual. I really hope you all soak in as much knowledge and experiences as you can because I guarantee you, they will stay with you just as they are with me now. Cheers.
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when will we know about the $500 we applied for because of the strike?
Please ask questions regarding the claims around the Student Relief fund. When Deb Matthews first announced it almost two weeks ago, she was unsure what the savings would be. She indicated that savings of about $5M were reported by the colleges after the last strike in 2006, which lasted 18 days. The 2017 strike (almost 11 years later) lasted 29 days. Somehow the colleges and the minister are still talking about approximately $5M in savings. Given inflation and the longer duration of the recent strike, how could savings for the student hardship fund be the same?
So the NDP sold the students out and voted against you going back to school.....the college is in breach of the contract they have with the students. Tell the NDP what you think and sue the Colleges for breach of contract. [email protected]
I am so excited to see months of work come to fruition at #advocacysummit happening tomorrow morning with an incredible line up of talks and workshops. I look forward to meeting so many of the membership that I've been communicating with, that and hot tubing. Reach out if you need anything.
We are 500,000 students vs 12,000 union members ("faculty"), we should protest, it is our money, it is our time, it is our education. DO SOMETHING!!!!!
I know I already mentioned a couple things in the past couple weeks but I really think we need to keep emailing or calling Deb Mathews who is the minister of education. Or even calling the school to ask for a refund to make some noise. The more people calling and emailing the better.
I'm a writer for the Eyeopener, Ryerson's independent newspaper. If you are a Ryerson nursing student part of the collaborative program with Centennial and GBC, and you were present for the protest at Queens Park on Nov. 1 please like or comment on this post so I can reach out to you for comment on the current status of the strike.
Hi fellow students, I am a student at Niagara College and I have taken the opportunity to email my local provincial member of parliament requesting immediate legislative action to end the strike. The 2006 strike only ended with government intervention. But it took 3 weeks. There is no reason to believe that it will be any different this time. I encourage students throughout Ontario to contact their members of provincial parliament and encourage those MPP's to take action now to end the strike. Please feel free to share this post with student across the province, as there are thousands upon thousands of us that could make a difference if we collectively take a stand and voice our concerns to the right people.