This is YOUR Students' Union


The York Federation of Students is your central undergraduate students’ union
representing over 50,000 members.


Learn how to fight the power… and win!

Sign up for the Activist Assembly to learn how. We will be be hosting various actions throughout the year. Stay tuned because #wethestudents will never be defeated!


This is YOUR Student Movement


As a member of the YFS, you are also a member of The Canadian Federation of Students. The Canadian Federation of Students was formed in 1981 to ensure that Students across the province and country were provided with an effective and united voice.

Representing over half a million students from over 80 university and college students’ unions across Canada, the Federation creates opportunities for students across the country to join together in creating change and winning victories on and off campuses.

Because universities and colleges are funded primarily by the federal government and administered by the provincial government, government policies and priorities of both levels determine the accessibility of post-secondary education in Canada. Tuition fee levels, student financial assistance programmes, Aboriginal student funding and funding for research are all set directly or indirectly by both levels of government.

It is vital that students collectively organize at the provincial and national levels to ensure students’ rights and concerns are fully represented.

Through our Federation, students’ unions collectively pool their resources to provide student-owned and operated services such as the ISIC (International Student Identity Card) and the Ethical Purchasing Network, which are designed to save students money. Through students’ unions, members have a say in setting the policies, direction and priorities of our Federation, including how funds are spent.

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