OUSA VP Finance
My name is Natalie Cockburn and I am the newly elected Vice President Finance of the Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance. As the Vice President Finance I will work alongside my co-executive Sean Madden (President) and Vice President Administration (Patrick Searle) to ensure that OUSA provides educated and practical solutions related to post-secondary education in Ontario. In the finance portfolio specifically I will ultimately work to ensure that students’ money is being spe …read more
OUSA VP Finance
Canadian Club Announcement
TORONTO, May 30 /OUSA/ – Students are encouraged by the Ontario government’s new roadmap for the post-secondary education sector, entitled “Putting Students First.” The plan was announced this afternoon by the Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities John Milloy and addresses important student priorities concerning the affordability, accessibility, accountability and quality of higher education in Ontario.
The strategy proposes changes to the way …read more
Hello all! My name is Sean Madden, and I am the newly elected President of OUSA for 2011-2012. It is a tremendous honor to have been elected by such a passionate and capable Steering Committee and I look forward to what we accomplish on behalf of Ontario’s students this year. And what a year it will be! A provincial election and the additions of the McMaster Association of Part-Time Students and the Trent in Oshawa Student Association both present exciting opportunities for our organization, a …read more
Saving for a child’s education is the most important savings goal of Canadian parents according to a 2008 poll. In fact, over 73 per cent of Ontario children under 18 have parents who have saved for future post-secondary studies, up from less than half just a decade ago. Amid a changing economy and rising costs for post-secondary education, this is good news.
The most common savings vehicle is the Registered Education Savings Plan (RESPs). Introduced in 1972, RESPs allow for savings to accumu …read more