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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

conferences
Conferences
  • 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!!

committees
Committees
  • 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: www.collegestudentalliance.ca

301 372 Richmond Street W

Toronto, ON M5V 1X6

P: 1.800.660.9656 or 416.340.1212

F: 647-438-1979

Email: info@csaontario.org