"TDSA has helped give my voice and passion for change [and] support" - Nathan Barnett, Director of Inclusion, TDSA, Trent University Durham-GTA
The TDSA is a member of the Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance which represents the interests of approximately 150,000 professional and undergraduate, full-time and part-time university students at eight student associations across Ontario.
OUSA’s approach to advocacy is based on creating substantive, student driven, and evidence-based policy recommendations. Their professional government relations practices ensure access to decision-makers in order for member voices to influence provincial legislation and policy.
OUSA is non-partisan and their policies are written and ratified by students. The TDSA collaborates with other OUSA affiliated schools to write a minimum of one policy per year where it consults with students on campus about tangible recommendations and evidence-based research. To get involved with the TDSA’s advocacy you can: