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The CSA and You. Working Together. Who are we? . The College Student Alliance (CSA) is a member-driven organization, representing student governing bodies at colleges throughout Ontario.

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the csa and you

The CSA and You

Working Together

who are we
Who are we?
  • The College Student Alliance (CSA) is a member-driven organization, representing student governing bodies at colleges throughout Ontario.
  • The CSA is the only collective voice exclusively representing college and college/university students in Ontario. This enables the CSA - and its members - to be represented on nearly every government committee, stakeholder committee, and taskforce relating to postsecondary education.
  • By developing a partnership approach with all stakeholders on a range of issues; the CSA advocates on behalf of 23 independent councils and more than 109,000 full-time college and college/university students within the province.
our key competencies
Our Key Competencies
  • We provide a forum for students and member student governing bodies to address key issues and gain influence on both a provincial and federal level.
  • We provide a coordinated, collective voice on issues that impact college and college/university students provincially and federally.
  • We provide an opportunity for member organizations to network, develop competencies, and discuss issues related to individual student governments.
  • We encourage and provide the resources to help student governments share information.
  • We develop and deliver services and programs that benefit college students and their associations.
advocating locally
Advocating Locally
  • Transferability – Proper recognition of prior learning
  • Affordability
  • Accessibility to Education
  • Ensuring Quality Education
strategic partners stakeholders
Strategic Partners & Stakeholders

Direct lines of contact:

  • Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities
  • College administrators
  • Federal/Provincial governments
  • Other student lobby associations
  • Media
  • External partners
  • Strategic Partnerships with Stakeholders (6) & other organizations similar to CSA (7)
what we need from our members
What we need from our members
  • Attendance at Conferences
  • Local Advocacy
  • Designated member to be the CSA go to person for communication—The CSA Posse
  • Participation in Campaigns
  • Active dialogue with stakeholders/Partners
  • Input in development of positions
  • Taking local initiative to keep your students informed
  • Co-branding of CSA with your SA
  • Utilize CSA provided materials, and giving input during planning stages
  • Opportunities to participate on CSA committees
corporate partners program
Corporate Partners Program
  • ACL & Associates
  • Crawford, Chondon & Partners LLP
  • Diamond Management Inc.
  • Studio Nostalgia
  • Brand Blvd.
  • Places-4-Students

We are constantly working with our members to identify additional needs and opportunities for corporate partners that will benefit our student associations and their students

  • Leadership sessions to assist you as a student leader today and a community leader tomorrow
  • Direct access to influential decision makers from provincial and federal government, opposition parties and influential leaders in post secondary education
  • Updates on policy and advocacy issues – interactive decision making on PSE issues affecting your students
  • Opportunities for your voice to be heard—you bring your student’s concerns to the forefront with your peers
  • Focus groups for recommendations to key stakeholders
  • Conferences held throughout Ontario
  • Networking and social activities providing peer interaction and idea sharing…….lots of fun too.
leadership success
Leadership Success

Now in its 3rd year of providing focused Leadership training for our members!!

  • Leadership Success Steering Committee
  • Marketing Committee
  • Policy Committee
  • CSA Posse
best practices
Best Practices

An electronic cataloguing of best practice methods from across our membership….SA’s sharing what works and doesn’t work saves time and money for our SA’s.

  • Cambrian SAC: Advertising Policy, Purchasing Policy, Constitution & Bylaws
  • CSRC: Executive Frosh Week Manual & 2005 Tent. schedule
  • CCSAI: Hero to Zero
  • CSI: Policies (Jan 2006)
  • SUCCI: Respect Campaign, Visual Identity Book, 2006-2007 Policy & By Laws
  • FSU: Facebook Policy, Bus Pass Policy, By-laws 1-5 (general transactions, election, clubs & assoc., financial procedures, & legal corporate), Policy on regrets
  • Georgian Orillia: 2005 Constitution
  • HSF : Election Tactics & Online Voting, Policy 19 – External Association Membership, Director Loyalty & Commitment (policy 17), Fiduciary Duties
  • Niagara SAC: Full Time President, Bylaws (2006), Document Sharing
campaigns and position papers
Campaigns and Position Papers
  • Speak Up or Shut Up
  • We’ve Got Your Back
  • Students 4 Fairness on Infrastructure Investments
  • Forecasted Drought – Position Paper
we are here to support you
We are here to support you…

…as you support your students!!

contact us
Contact Us

For more information visit:

301 372 Richmond Street W

Toronto, ON M5V 1X6

P: 1.800.660.9656 or 416.340.1212

F: 647-438-1979