Campaigns & Advocacy
It’s No Secret: “It’s No Secret” is a call to action for Canadians of all political affiliations concerned for our country’s future. It highlights the pressing issues of record student debt and high youth unemployment. The campaign engages our political leaders and young voters to work together to put student issues on the agenda leading up to the federal election.
To learn more visit: http://itsnosecret.ca/
The Hike Stops Here: Ontario students pay the highest fees in the country.
Join the fight for affordable, accessible and high-quality post-secondary education.
To learn more visit: http://www.thehikesstophere.ca/
No Means No: The Canadian Federation of Students developed the “No Means No” campaign almost twenty years ago to raise awareness and to reduce the occurrence of sexual assault, acquaintance rape, and dating violence. The “No Means No” campaign offers various resources, including research on the incidences of sexual violence in Canada, buttons, stickers, posters and postcards.
To learn more visit: http://cfs-fcee.ca/take-action/no-means-no/
United For Equity: Challenging all forms of discrimination and oppression is an important part of the work of the student movement. Racism, sexism, ableism, homophobia, transphobia, Islamophobia, anti-Semitism and all forms of oppression can affect how certain groups of people access post-secondary education, and perpetuate inequities in society based on gender, race, socio-economic status, (dis)ability, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, citizenship status and other factors.
To learn more visit: http://cfsontario.ca/en/section/174
Student Rights and Protection: The Federation has long supported a variety of campaigns to defend and expand students’ rights, both on- and off-campus. On issues from housing to employment to child care, students continue to work together to ensure that we are treated fairly on college and university campuses and in the communities where we live and work.
To learn more visit: http://cfsontario.ca/en/section/196
Anti-Racism: Challenging all forms of discrimination including discrimination that occurs on campus remains central to the work of Ontario’s student movement. Despite successful student organising, many students, faculty and staff continue to face individual and systemic discrimination at post-secondary institutions across Ontario. While discrimination is not confined to college and university campuses, overt and covert manifestations that occur on campus, whether in the classroom, lab, library, through institutional policies or at social events, undermine the academic missions of post-secondary institutions.
To learn more visit: http://cfsontario.ca/en/section/65
Queer and Trans Students: Homophobia and transphobia affect many students while studying at a college or university, and remain pervasive forms of discrimination on campuses and in communities across Ontario. Whether in overt forms, such as bullying, or covert forms such as heteronormative and gender-normative language, these forms of discrimination affect queer and trans people on a daily basis. Working provincially to create campuses that are free from all forms of discrimination is essential to creating barrier-free education.
To learn more visit: http://cfsontario.ca/en/section/176