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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Statement on Fall Economic and Fiscal Update 2022
For over three decades, the Federation has called to end the predatory practice of collecting interest on student loans. While this victory ushers in significant and lasting improvements to Canada’s student financial aid system, we continue to advocate for a national vision for free and accessible postsecondary education for all.
Your Back to School Report Card
Two years into the pandemic, it’s time to evaluate how governments, universities, and other decision-makers responses addressed—or accentuated—barriers to accessible and quality education for all. Did they make the grade? Spoiler alert—no, they did not.