Government Submissions

CSA’s 2017 Pre-Budget submission

January 26th, 2017

The following submission for the Ontario Budget is a direct result of ongoing discussions within the College Student Alliance (CSA) membership. Our members have created recommendations to the Ministry of Finance, which, if acted upon, have great potential to make every day life easier for students.

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CSA’s Submission to the OSAP Transformation Consultations

November 24th, 2016

Throughout the summer, CSA has been involved in consultations with the Ministry of Advanced
Education and Skills Development (MAESD) OSAP reform. Since consultations wrapped in July, CSA
struck an OSAP working group with members and hosted an OSAP roundtable with student association
presidents from across Ontario to gather their feedback on the proposed OSAP changes. This document
advances recommendations from the CSA membership and reaffirms recommendations made
throughout the consultation process in relation to the issues brought forward by MAESD.

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Improving Transparency and Accountability for Ontario’s Tuition and Ancillary Fees

November 17th, 2016

College Student Alliance (CSA) has been advocating for improving transparency and accountability in Ontario’s post-secondary system for some time. The importance of tuition and ancillary fee transparency is evident given the scale of resources at stake.

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Strengthening Ontario’s College Funding Model to Maximize Student Outcomes

July 7th, 2016

In May 2016, the Ministry of Training, Colleges, and Universities (TCU) released a document, “College Funding Model Reform Consultation Paper,” aimed at gaining feedback toward the creation of a reformed college funding model (CFM). In recent months, College Student Alliance (CSA) has been working in partnership with TCU to identify issues and opportunities with the CFM. 

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CSA Discussion Document: Ontario’s International Education Strategy

April 5th, 2016

The College Student Alliance (CSA) has identified international students and Ontario’s internationalization process as a priority area for some time. This is partly in reaction to the growing significance that international students play in Ontario’s college system.

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Strengthening Accessibility For Ontario’s College Student – CSA’s 2016 Pre Budget Submission

February 1st, 2016

The College Student Alliance (CSA) is a member-driven advocacy organization that proudly advocates on behalf of college students across Ontario.

CSA seeks to strengthen Ontario’s college system for students in the areas of accessibility, accountability, affordability, quality, and transferability.

This document advances four targeted recommendations to help enhance Ontario’s college system for students.

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Strengthening Ontario’s College System For Students: CSA’s 2015 Pre-Budget Submission

February 4th, 2015

The College Student Alliance (CSA) is a member-driven advocacy organization that proudly serves over
110,000 college students across Ontario.

CSA seeks to strengthen Ontario’s college system for students in the areas of accessibility, accountability,
affordability, quality, and transferability.

This document advances two targeted recommendations to help enhance Ontario’s college system for students.

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2014 Ontario Pre-budget Submission

March 3rd, 2014

The College Student Alliance’s Pre-budget Submission, “Focus on Student Success,” was given to the government for the formation of the 2014 Ontario budget.

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2013 Tuition Framework Submission

April 14th, 2013

The College Student Alliance’s submission to aid the government  as they formulate a new tuition framework for the 2013-14 year.

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2013 Ontario Pre-budget Submission

April 13th, 2013

The College Student Alliance’s Pre-budget Submission, “Focus on Student Success,” was given to the government for the formation of the 2013 Ontario budget. This submission looks at issues of affordability and grant expansion, per-student funding and student employment.

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2012 Innovative Change in Ontario’s College System

September 14th, 2012

The College Student Alliance’s post-secondary education transformation submission for the Strengthening Ontario’s Centres of Creativity, Innovation & Knowledge discussion paper.

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2012 Ontario Tuition Framework Submission

April 1st, 2012

The College Student Alliance’s submission to aid the government  as they formulate a new tuition framework as the current policy expires.

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2012 Ontario Pre-budget Submission

February 2nd, 2012

The College Student Alliance’s submission for the formation of the 2012 Provincial budget, which looks at issues of accessibility, student employment and transferability.

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Our Vote, Our Future: The Student Platform

September 4th, 2011

Ontario’s ability to endure what continues to plague much of the global economy will require government leadership on many fronts, but there is one undeniable way to ensure long-term prosperity: Invest in post-secondary education.

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Shaping Post-Secondary Education in Canada: A College Perspective

August 4th, 2011

This submission to the Federal Parties provides a College perspective to be considered by all those desiring to form the next government.

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Breaking Barriers: A Strategy for Equal Access to Higher Education

July 4th, 2011

This submission to the Ontario Government made by 2.5 million students from OSTASS, OUSA & CSA that addressess the access barriers in education today. 

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Building Up: Student Success Through Strong Infrastructure

August 4th, 2010

This submission to the Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure made recommendations to improve the current infrastructure challenges facing colleges in Ontario.

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Unlocking Ontario’s Potential: Applied Learning Central to Economic Growth

December 4th, 2009

As Ontario begins to recover from the current recession and economic downturn, the CSA in its 2010 Pre-budget submission felt it was important to be strategic and focused to two important areas: Per Student Funding and Affordability.

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Canada Rebranded: Strong Investments for Greater Returns

August 4th, 2009

Given the current economic crisis facing Canada and the need for stronger competitiveness, the CSA has provided the federal Standing Committee on Finance with solid recommendations to speed up Canada’s economic recovery.

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The Forecasted Drought

December 4th, 2008

With limited resources at the Ontario government’s deposal, the CSA has proposed smarter ways of facing the economic downturn, in the Forecasted Drought.

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