College Student Alliance

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College Student Alliance
Location Toronto. Ontario, Canada
Established 1975
President Matt Stewart
Vice president Sarah Ryrie
Affiliations OUSA, CASA
Website CSA Website

The College Student Alliance (CSA) represents students in Ontario community colleges. They currently represent 16 colleges and 22 student associations with over 135,000 student members.

Founded in 1975 as the Ontario Community College Student Parliamentary Association (OCCSPA), the College Student Alliance (CSA) is an advocacy and student leadership organization which serves Ontario’s college students.

CSA’s main competencies are advocacy related on behalf of its membership on all issues relating to college education including tuition, accessibility, quality and transferability. Independent of any political or organizational affiliations the CSA is dedicated to championing the needs of Ontario postsecondary students from the students’ perspective.[1]

2014-2015 Board of Directors[edit]

President Matt Stewart (Fanshawe Student Union)

Vice President Sarah Ryrie (St. Clair Student Representative Council)

North Director Tanner Bell (Student Union of Confederation College Incorporated)

Central Director Deepika Gangwani (Centennial College Student Association Incorporated)

East Director Rob Williams (Fleming College Student Administrative Council)

Southwest Director Jeff Scherer (Conestoga Students Incorporated)

2014-2015 Staff[edit]

General Manager Ted Bartlett

Director of Advocacy Matt Caron

Research & Policy Analyst John Horrox

Communications Manager Veronica Barahona

Member Support Manager Shannon Pollard


  • 2005-2006 Matt Jackson
  • 2006-2007 Matt Jackson
  • 2007-2008 Tyler Wiles
  • 2008-2009 Jenn Howarth
  • 2009-2010 Justin Fox
  • 2010-2011 Justin Fox
  • 2011-2012 Brian Costantini
  • 2012-2013 Ciara Bryne
  • 2013-2014 Curtis Bell
  • 2014-2015 Matt Stewart


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