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Student Advocacy Conference: Recap for 2020

Student leaders representing over 150,000 undergraduate students from across Ontario attended OUSA’s annual Student Advocacy Conference from November 16th to the 19th. Delegates attended virtual meetings with over 50 MPPs from four political parties and sector stakeholders to discuss the future of post-secondary education in Ontario and advance OUSA’s advocacy priorities. Over five days, the student leaders discussed student financial aid, quality of education, racial equity, and student mental health. 

As we navigate the global pandemic, OUSA recommends improvements to the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP), guidance and support for quality online learning, training and research to support racial equity, and funding for student mental health services. Overall, OUSA received a tremendous amount of support from members and stakeholders.