young Canadians aged 18 to 38 make up the single largest voting bloc in the country - composing over 37% of the electorate. Students and young people have the power to change the outcome of this election and they are voting.
Students from across Canada, throughout colleges and universities alike, are calling on federal political parties to make a commitment to young Canadians, students, and their families within their platforms and campaign promises by addressing education and student issues.
was created through the efforts of student associations at post-secondary institutions across Canada who have been preparing to engage their students to vote in the upcoming federal election and wanted to come together to let our federal parties know what issues are critical to the students who will be voting.
Students call on federal parties to address the rising cost of education, to create work-integrated learning opportunities and high quality jobs for recent graduates, and to support Indigenous students and communities.
from across Canada are represented on this letter by their student associations and this number is only growing.
The following organizations have signed on to support this letter:
Algonquin College Students' Association
British Columbia Institute of Technology Student Association
British Columbia Federation of Students, representing:
Brock University Students' Union
Capilano University Students' Union
Carleton University Students' Association
Centennial College of Applied Arts & Technology Student Association Inc.
Conestoga College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning Students Inc.
Student Union of Confederation College of Applied Arts & Technology Inc.
Durham College of Applied Arts & Technology Students Inc.
Fanshawe College of Applied Arts & Technology Students' Union
University of Guelph Central Student Association
Kwantlen University Student Association
Laurentian University Students' General Association
University of Manitoba Students' Union
Students' Society of McGill University
McMaster University Students' Association
Mohawk College Students' Association
Nipissing University Student Union
Ontario Institute of Technology Student Union
University of Ottawa Students' Union
Alma Mater Society of Queens University
University of Saskatchewan Students' Union
Sault College of Applied Arts & Technology Students' Union
Sir Sandford Fleming College of Applied Arts & Technology's Student Administrative Council
St. Clair College Student Representative Council
Student Association of St. Lawrence College of Applied Arts & Technology
University of Toronto Students' Union
Trent University Central Student Association
Alma Mater Society of the University of British Columbia
University of British Columbia Students' Union Okanagan
Waterloo Undergraduate Student Association
Western University Students' Council
Wilfrid Laurier University Students' Union
University of Windsor Students' Alliance