Shared Perspectives is a joint publication that highlights the unique challenges post-secondary students have faced while navigating COVID-19 on both a national and provincial level. It draws upon students’ experiences with remote learning and emphasizes the need for all students, across Canada, to have access to high-quality post-secondary education and receive the support they require to navigate the challenges of the pandemic.
This is a joint publication between CSA, OUSA, Colleges Ontario, and the Council of Ontario Universities, which highlights the need for continued resource allocation to address the increasing demand for mental health supports on post secondary campuses across the province. This report serves to amplify the voices of those experiencing mental health issues in our post-secondary systems and bring forth recommendations on how we can improve the situation for the benefit of all students in Ontario.
This publication features student perspectives on several issues in post-secondary education, including employability, skills development, and experiential learning opportunities. Shared Perspectives: A Joint Publication on Preparing Students for the Workforce is a joint report from seven partners, representing over 570,000 students.
We aim to both identify challenges and opportunities that exist in individual provinces, but will also look past provincial borders in order to highlight sexual violence as a problem we all must work towards solving. It is our hope that this document provides the reader with an understanding of the issues students experience on campuses across our country, and that it sheds light on how we can, and must, work together to end sexual violence on post-secondary campuses across Canada.
Students have been consistently advocating for improvements in health services and college resources, including nutritious and affordable on-campus foods. In the American College Health Association (ACHA) survey of Ontario post-secondary students, only 8.6% of students ate the recommended servings of fruits and vegetables while 5.6% reported not eating fruits or vegetables at all. In this report, CSA provides federal, provincial and regional recommendations to help ease student hunger.
Recognizing that Ontario must be proactive in addressing current challenges and responding to future challenges, the College Student Alliance, the Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance, Colleges Ontario and the Council of Ontario Universities have come together to develop an action plan on post-secondary student mental health.
There is an economic advantage for the province to recruit international students, but is Ontario supporting the needs of international students?