Canadian Federation of Students
Each individual member of the University of Toronto Students’ Union is also a member of the Canadian Federation of Students – Ontario, joining over 300,000 students across the province in advocating for more affordable and accessible college and university education.
The Canadian Federation of Students – Ontario is the voice of students in Ontario, advocating for high quality education, lower tuition fees, more financial assistance and debt relief for students. The Federation presents students’ perspectives on how to make post-secondary education more affordable and accessible through meeting with decision-makers, public campaigning and mobilizing students.
By working together, we have been able to collect tens of thousands of petitions, organize mass demonstrations and plan effective meetings with Members of Provincial Parliament to ensure politicians and the public know where students stand on issues that matter to us.
2013: The University of Toronto and Western University respond to public pressure and do not renew an agreement with Access Copyright, saving students at the University of Toronto $26 each year.
2013: The Ontario Liberal Party commits to increasing the threshold for which universities can charge flat fees, saving some students at the University of Toronto over $2000 each year.
2011: The Ontario Liberal Party commits $430 Million committed to the Ontario Tuition Grant due to student pressure.
2011: The Ontario government commits to implementing a province-wide credit transfer system.
2011: The Ontario government commits to 0% interest on student loans after graduation for six months.
2010: The City of Toronto implements a post-secondary discounted Metropass after a wide-spread Fair Student Fares campaign.
For more information on the Canadian Federation of Students – Ontario, check out their website at cfsontario.ca.