Our Past, Our Future

The year 2017 is a landmark year; Canada celebrates its 150th anniversary signifying a time to reflect on the past and plan for the future.  The CACUSS community is invited to travel to Ottawa from across the country to celebrate this milestone. Our Past, Our Future requires us to acknowledge our past to learn from our experiences, ensuring that we create innovative approaches for the future.

 In the past few decades, Student Services has made significant strides to support the education, fulfillment and well-being of students. Our Past, Our Future provides us with the opportunity to:

  • acknowledge former programs and strategies needing enhancement,
  • foster alliances on issues requiring advocacy,
  • promote breakthrough developments in the Student Services sector,
  • share resources to address current needs, and/or
  • design programs and strategies to ignite innovation.

 Through Our Past, Our Future, we will map out our progress and creatively examine the endless possibilities for our future.



We are proud to announce the beneficiary of this year's conference Operation Come Home 

In lieu of presenter gifts, CACUSS will make a donation to this local Ottawa organization. Operation Come Home is an employment, education, and support centre for homeless and at-risk youth age 16 and up. Our programs focus on what works and what matters to youth, as well as encourage personal growth of everyone as an individual. Operation Come Home is based in Ottawa, Ontario.  Their mission is to prevent homeless youth from becoming homeless adults.

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