This is your student movement
Your National & Provincial Students’ Union
With more than 530,000 members making up 63 students’ unions across Canada, the Canadian Federation of Students is the voice of post-secondary education from coast to coast.
Our Federation represents both full- and part-time, domestic and international students at the college, undergraduate, and graduate levels.
Lobby with Us
Federation representatives keep regular contact with officials at all levels of government, ensuring that student issues are amplified loud and clear.
Our member-driven campaigns help shape public opinion, consistently garner broad media attention, and put pressure on decision makers.
By analyzing trends and producing thorough research on the post-secondary sector, the Federation helps inform government proposals and campaign demands.
As a member, we’ll provide you with essential cost-saving services like health benefits, discount programs, ethical purchasing, and more.
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Fairness for International Students
In every single province across Canada, it is a condoned practice to charge exorbitant differential tuition fees for international students. We demand fairness.
End the ban
In 1985, Health Canada introduced a policy banning men who have sex with men from donating blood for life.
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Joint Statement in Solidarity with 700+ International Students Facing Deportation
The Canadian Federation of Students, Migrant Workers Alliance for Change, and the Canadian Association of University Teachers jointly express our outrage at the decision by the federal government to give deportation orders to hundreds of Punjabi international students.
Why are exam accommodations so hard to access?
Stress is cumulative. As the pressures on students increase throughout the semester, exam period carries much of that weight. Mental health issues are exacerbated, putting many folks into crisis-mode. And, like every issue impacting students, those who are already structurally excluded face greater barriers to resources and support. While there are some accommodations in place to alleviate stress, they continue to be extremely difficult to access. This is especially true for students who are disabled, neurodivergent, and/or experiencing mental health issues.