RESEARCH REPORTS

2022

2022 Shared Perspectives Report
2022 Shared Perspectives Report

In a time of consistent financial precarity, nine student advocacy organizations across Canada have come together to release Shared Perspectives: A Joint Publication on the Changing Landscape of Student Financial Aid. This year's publication looks at how both provincial and federal governments can strengthen financial aid programs and frameworks to equitably distribute funding that targets students’ needs, especially following the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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International Student Survey Report
International Student Survey Report

The 2022 International Student Survey provides a comprehensive review of the academic, financial, and health situation of Ontario's college international students, and provides data-driven recommendations on how to support them in 2022.

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Budget Brief
Budget Brief

A Summary Review of the Ontario Budget Q3 Updates, announced Feb 14, 2022.

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Return to Campus Student Survey
Return to Campus Student Survey

The Return-to-Campus Student Survey report provides data collected from the college student body across the province, regarding college return-to-campus plans.

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POLICY BRIEF: FOOD INSECURITY
POLICY BRIEF: FOOD INSECURITY

The CSA Policy Brief on Food Insecurity provides a thorough review of student food insecurity across the Province, and provides key data-driven policy recommendations.

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2021

2021 Ontario Budget Brief
2021 Ontario Budget Brief

A quick overview of the Province’s investments on key issues for colleges, including student mental health, OSAP eligibility, virtual learning, and more.

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International Student Health Plans
International Student Health Plans

This report provides an overview of the current health situation of international students, the current state of health plans across Ontario’s colleges, and recommended steps for advocating towards improving international student health coverage.

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Shared Perspectives: A Joint Publication on Supporting Students During COVID-19
Shared Perspectives: A Joint Publication on Supporting Students During COVID-19

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.

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CSA Fall 2020 COVID-19 Student Survey
CSA Fall 2020 COVID-19 Student Survey
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2020

In It Together 2020
In It Together 2020

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.

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Shared Perspectives
Shared Perspectives

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.

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2019

2018

Shared Perspectives
Shared Perspectives

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.

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Studying While Starving: Addressing
Studying While Starving: Addressing

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.

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2017

In It Together
In It Together

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.

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International Student Health Plans
International Student Health Plans

There is an economic advantage for the province to recruit international students, but is Ontario supporting the needs of international students?

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2014

Mature Students in Ontario Colleges
Mature Students in Ontario Colleges
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2013

International Education in Ontario
International Education in Ontario
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2012

First Nation, Metis & Inuit Students
First Nation, Metis & Inuit Students
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Credit Transfer & Student Mobility
Credit Transfer & Student Mobility
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Mental Health in Ontario Colleges
Mental Health in Ontario Colleges
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2011

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2010

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2009

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2007

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2006

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2005

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2004

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