Advocacy

The Federation of Students advocates on students behalves for anything that interferes with their education from tuition to housing and much more. Feds represents undergraduates to the University administration and at all levels of government.

  

On campus

   

Local
(Municipal government)

        

Government
(Federal and Provincial)

 

Our advocacy priorities

  • Student engagement with advocacy
  • Housing issues
  • Sexual violence prevention
  • Co-op evaluation
  • Ensuring access, success for and engagement with indigenous students
  • Domestic tuition and financial aid
  • Mental health
  • Barriers and obstacles for international students

Advocacy successes

  • Increased the minimum salary you can earn before you start repaying OSAP
  • Savings in RESPS will no longer impact the amount of OSAP you can receive
  • More funding for front line mental health care workers on campus
  • Free prescription medications for anyone under 24 years of age (starting Jan 1, 2018)
  • Greater flexibility in your lease agreements (Bill 124, an act to amend the Residential Tenancies Act)
  • More funding to increase access to post-secondary education for indigenous students (via the Post-Secondary Student Support Program)

Students are able to share their thoughts and concerns with the VP Education.

To reach your VP Education:
Andrew Clubine
vped@feds.ca
519 888 4567 x32340

How We've Supported You

The mission of the Federation of Students is to serve, empower, and represent the undergraduate students of the University of Waterloo.

How we've Served You

How we've Empowered You

How we've Represented You