CASA applauds federal report for tracing connections between PSE accessibility, poverty reduction

June 5, 2017

The Canadian Alliance of Student Associations has commended a federal study for highlighting affordable post-secondary education and school-to-work strategies as key to reducing poverty in Canada. The report finds that Indigenous youth continue to face significant barriers to PSE, and recommends that the federal government explore options to increase access to federal initiatives that will help Indigenous students pursue PSE. “We were pleased to see the investments made in both Budget 2016 and 2017 towards making post-secondary education more affordable for students,” said CASA Board Chair and Students’ Association of Mount Royal University President, Shifrah Gadamsetti. “That being said, there are too many people for whom post-secondary is still out of reach for financial reasons, and others who are struggling to find gainful employment post-graduation.” CASA | Report