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 26 member organizations and represents over 320,000 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.
Fallis Thompson Vice President Academic
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
• Atlantic School of Theology Student Union
• Cape Breton University Students’ Union
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 www.studentsns.ca, or contact your StudentsNS representatives:
Brianna Jarvin Vice President Academic