The College Student Alliance is delighted to share a meaningful action in our ongoing advocacy efforts for the rights and needs of college students across Ontario. On November 29th, our dedicated team, alongside student advocates from Ignite student association (Humber College and Guelph-Humber University), had the privilege of attending a meeting with MPP Lise Vasgeois (NDP) at the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, during our annual Advocacy Summit.
Our meeting centred around food insecurity, housing, mental health, and international students, as well as issues facing northern students and those in apprenticeships. Through a well-coordinated advocacy effort, MPP Vaugeois has taken a welcome and proactive step by composing a letter on behalf of college students across the province, directed to the Minister of Colleges and Universities, the Honourable Jill Dunlop.
This win is a testament to the power of collective advocacy and the impact it can have on shaping policies and perspectives that directly affect the student community. We extend our sincerest gratitude to MPP Vaugeois for her support, solidarity, and commitment to championing the rights of college students.
Our journey doesn’t end here. The CSA is excited about the prospects of building on this advocacy win with the Honourable Jill Dunlop, and further strengthening our relationship with MPP Vaugeois and other MPPs who took the time to listen to college student issues. Together, we will continue to be a vocal and influential force, ensuring the voices and concerns of college students are heard and addressed at the highest levels of government.
As we share this win, we want to express our appreciation to all the student advocates who attended advocacy summit and contributed to this cause. Your dedication, commitment, and honesty have played a pivotal role in this success, and we look forward to continuing to place student leaders at the forefront of our advocacy efforts.
The College Student Alliance remains steadfast in its commitment to making a positive impact on the lives of college students across Ontario.