Canadian Alliance of Student Associations (CASA)

The Canadian Alliance of Student Associations (CASA) is an alliance of student associations and student unions from across Canada. Through this network of student governments, CASA represents and promotes the interests of post-secondary students to federal and inter-provincial levels of government.

When CASA was first established in 1995, there were five member organizations. Today, CASA has grown to 22 member organizations and, together with its partnership with the Quebec Students’ Union (QSU), CASA represents over 350,000 students from coast-to-coast at the national level.

Through its member-driven structure and grassroots approaches, CASA’s mission is to advocate for students through policy development and research, awareness campaigns, government relations, and partnerships with other stakeholders.

For more information, contact your two CASA representatives or visit the CASA website :

Makenzie Branch, Vice President Academic & External

George Philp, President



Students Nova Scotia (SNS)

About StudentsNS

StudentsNS (formerly the Alliance of Nova Scotia Student Associations) was formed in 2003 to provide a united student voice in Nova Scotia. It represents over 85% of the province’s university students or over 36,000 students at 6 post-secondary institutions across the province.


•                Acadia Students’ Union

•                Saint Mary’s University Students’ Association

•                St. FX University Students’ Union

•                NSCCSA – Kingstec, Marconi and Annapolis Valley campuses

•                Atlantic School of Theology Student Union

StudentsNS Mandate

StudentsNS’ mandate is to represent Nova Scotia post-secondary students by advocating for four fundamental values: accessibility, affordability, quality and student voice.

To learn more about StudentsNS, visit, or contact your StudentsNS representatives:

Makenzie Branch, Vice President Academic & External

George Philp, President