CSA in the News

Learn more about CSA’s influence within the post-secondary sector through our news archive.

2016 Articles 

Ontario’s community colleges challenge legitimacy of union certification vote | Windsor Star 
July 10, 2016 | The result of a June vote by part-time community college support staff on whether to join the Ontario Public Service Employees Union is in limbo pending the outcome of a legal challenge by the College Employer Council. 
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Breaking down barriers: Working together to address ‘immense’ mental health needs | Toronto Sun 
July 7, 2016 | At Queen’s University in Kingston,Ont., a “Caring Campus Project” is working to reduce risks associated with poor mental health and substance misuse among first-year male students while also creating a more supportive campus environment. 
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SUCCI vice-president elected president of College Student Alliance | TBnewsWatch 
June 27, 2016 | THUNDER BAY – Student Union of Confederation College Inc. vice-president Madison Schell will serve as the president of the College Student Alliance in 2016-17. 
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Past college student union president receives leadership award | TBnewsWatch 
June 22, 2016 | THUNDER BAY, ON – Chris Cartwright, Past President of the Student Union of Confederation College (SUCCI) recently received the Bronze Student Leadership Excellence Award from Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan).
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Support for changes to the Ontario Student Assistance Program | Government of Ontario Newsroom 
March 1, 2016 | “These are sweeping improvements that will dramatically improve financial aid for our students. Students will receive more grants, and for many of them, tuition will be free. We’re extremely proud of the advocacy we have done and our ability to work with the government to enact these major improvements for students.” 
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Free tuition for college or university promised to students from low-income families | Toronto Star 
Feb. 25, 2016 | The new Ontario Student Grant, announced in Thursday’s budget, will begin in the 2017-18 school year and means money will be available upfront for needy families earning less than $50,000. 
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College students concerned about Saudi campus | Welland Tribune 
January 22, 2016 | Niagara College students contacted Friday weren’t happy about the men-only status of its Taif campus in Saudi Arabia. 
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2015 Articles

Soaring student debt? Now Aeroplan points can help bring it back to earth | Toronto Star 
June 17, 2015 | In what’s surely a twist on the laws of money management, Ontario grads now can use a “points card” to actually get out of — not into — debt.
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Cambrian student wins national student advocacy award | Sudbury.com 
Jun 9, 2015 | The Ontario Dental Hygienists’ Association (ODHA) presented its first student advocacy award to Meet Thakkar, who graduated this year from the three-year dental hygiene program at Cambrian College in Sudbury.
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Ontario budget tables changes for Ontario Student Assistance Program | Toronto Star 
April 23, 2015 | Attention OSAP deadbeats! You’re $450 million in the hole and the government wants to talk . . . . 
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2014 Articles

Indexing and rehabilitation for student loans in Ontario | SooToday 
Dec 8, 2014 | SAULT STE. MARIE – Ontario is increasing the annual maximum amount of financial aid available to college and university students and introducing new measures to help students repay their Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) loan, announced David Orazietti MPP today.
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Ontario pledges $12M for post-secondary mental health projects | Toronto Star 
Oct. 10, 2014 | The Ontario government has pledged $12 million over two years to fund mental health projects for students on college and university campuses.
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