College Student Alliance

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College Student Alliance
Location Toronto. Ontario, Canada
Established 1975
President Madison Schell, Confederation College
Vice president Gurpal Singh Bhatia, Conestoga College
Affiliations OUSA, CASA
Website CSA Website

The College Student Alliance (CSA) represents students in Ontario community colleges. They currently represent 12 colleges and 15 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]

Board of Directors[edit]

CSA's board of directors is composed of six student leaders from CSA's membership.

The 2016-2017 Board of Directors are

Title Name Student Association
President Madison Schell Student Union of Confederation College
Vice President Gurpal Singh Bhatia Conestoga Students Inc.
Director Rhaili Champaigne Cambrian College Students Administrative Council
Director Tiffany Desbiens Fleming College Students Administrative Council
Director Davinder Singh Centennial College Students Association Inc.
Director Cameron Jones Conestoga Students Inc.


General Manager Jennifer Horwath

Director of Advocacy Ciara Byrne

Research & Policy Analyst John Horrox

Programs & Events Manager AJ Adams

Communications Manager Emmaline Scharbach


  • 2005-2006 Matt Jackson
  • 2006-2007 Matt Jackson
  • 2007-2008 Tyler Wiles
  • 2008-2009 Jennifer 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
  • 2015-2016 Jeff Scherer
  • 2016-2017 Madison Schell


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