The Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance (OUSA) represents the interests of approximately 160,000 professional and undergraduate, full-time and part-time university students at nine student associations across Ontario. OUSA is run by a Steering Committee made up of elected student representatives from each of our member associations. Day-to-day activities are carried out by four full-time office staff.

OUSA’s approach to advocacy is based on creating substantive, student-driven, and evidence-based policy recommendations. Our professional government relations practices ensure that we have the access to decision-makers we need in order for our members’ voices to influence provincial legislation and policy.

OUSA is non-partisan and our policies are written and ratified by students. Read more about our organizational history here.


Our vision is for an accessible, affordable, accountable and high quality post-secondary education in Ontario.


  • Conduct research to identify issues affecting the accessibility, affordability, accountability and quality of undergraduate education in Ontario
  • Develop credible and constructive policy to address these challenges
  • Lobby the government to affect their undergraduate education policy
  • Organize campaigns to effectively articulate the needs and interests of our members
  • Communicate research and policy to both educate and affect the opinions of stakeholders, Ontarians and government
  • Build partnerships in the post-secondary education realm to accomplish our vision.