Toronto, ON — Media are invited to attend the launch of a provincial campaign to improve access to post-secondary education and strengthen students’ rights.

The campaign launch will begin with a media conference at the Queen’s Park Press Gallery, kicking off a week of action in the province, including and a march and rally in Toronto. The events on Tuesday, February 19 are supported by a wide coalition of labour unions representing campus, public and private sector workers.

Media Conference: CFS-Ontario Campaign Launch

When: 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, February 19

Where: Queen’s Park Press Gallery

Who: Nour Alideeb, Chairperson, Canadian Federation of Students-Ontario

RM Kennedy, College Faculty Division Chair, Ontario Public Sector Employees Union

Rahul Sapra, Vice President, Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations

Sam Hammond, President, Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario

“We the Students” March and Rally

What: Students, and allies in public and private sector labour unions to march from Yonge and Dundas Square to Queen’s Park, then hold a rally.

When: Tuesday, February 19

Gather at 10:30 a.m.

March to begin at 11:00 a.m.

Rally at Queen’s Park at 12:00 p.m. 

Where: March from Yonge-Dundas Square to Queen’s Park, 111 Wellesley St Y, Toronto, ON

Who: Nour Alideeb, Chairperson, Canadian Federation of Students-Ontario

Kim Vaz, Campaign Lead, Feed Students, Support Survivors Campaign
Jacky Tuinstra Harrison, National Campus and Community Radio Association
Ahmad Gaied, Vice President, Ontario Federation of Labour
JP Hornick, Ontario Public Sector Employees Union

Harvey Bischof, President, Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation

For information on events organized throughout the week, visit:

The rally is organized in partnership with the Ontario Public Sector Employees Union, the Canadian Union of Public Employees, the Ontario Federation of Labour, the Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation, the Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario, the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations, and Unifor.

The Canadian Federation of Students is the largest post-secondary student organization in the country, representing more than 500,000 students nationally and more than 350,000 provincially. The Federation advocates for universal, tuition-free, public post-secondary education.


For more information contact:

Ian McRae, Government Relations and Policy Coordinator: 416-925-3825 or (cell) 306-852-0128

Nour Alideeb, Chairperson: 416-925-3825