TORONTO, May 16, 2014 /CNW/ - As the 2014 Provincial Election
approaches, college and university students across Ontario prepare to
head to the polls. To help students stay informed and encourage them to
vote on June 12th, the College Student Alliance (CSA) and the Ontario Undergraduate
Student Alliance (OUSA) have once again collaborated to launch the It's
Your Vote website.
"During the summer months it's more difficult to get that face-to-face
interaction with students," says Curtis Bell, President of the College
Student Alliance. "Helping students make informed decisions is a
responsibility that we take very seriously. We are happy to facilitate
this process by launching our online campaign in partnership with OUSA
and through our platform which highlights our 5 pillars: accessibility,
accountability, affordability, quality and transferability."
The website, itsyourvote.ca, will host video updates, blogs, and
information from both organizations to help students find out how and
why they should be voting.
"College and university students are working together during this
provincial election to ensure that post-secondary education is
prioritized by all major parties," said Colin Zarzour, OUSA Steering
Committee member and Academic Affairs Commissioner of the Alma Mater
Society (AMS) of Queen's University. "Students recognize that an
investment in post-secondary education is an investment in the social
and economic prosperity of the province."
College and university students look forward to hearing more of what
each political party has planned for investing in Ontario's
post-secondary education sector. For more information please visit itsyourvote.ca.
The College Student Alliance and the Ontario Undergraduate Student
Alliance represent over 270,000 college and university students at 28
student associations across the province.
SOURCE: College Student Alliance
For further information:
College Student Alliance
Director of Communications
Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance