About the Board of Directors

The CSI Board of Directors (or BOD) is here to represent you as a student during your time here at Conestoga. See something you like? Let us know! See something that needs improving? Tell us! We are here to make sure that your college experience is the best it can be. Want to be a part of the discussion? Join one of our focus groups or fill out one of our surveys at any of our CSI service desks.

Your 2018-2019 CSI Board of Directors is here to guide our organization and to make sure that students’ interests are top priority

The CSI Board of Directors is here to represent you, and make sure your wants and needs are being heard. The board meets every month to discuss the direction of CSI. Click on the link below to view all past meeting dates including meeting minutes, as well as future meeting dates with scheduled agendas.
Board Meetings

Conference Summaries

As an active member of the Ontario College community, CSI participates in several conferences and meetings throughout the year. Find the summaries of these conferences below:

If you require assistance reading these documents, please come to the CSI office on your campus.

CSI Bylaws, Policies and Financials

If you require assistance reading this document, please come to the CSI office on your campus.

Ancillary Fees

Conestoga Students Inc. (CSI) Association Fee Fee amount:
Doon and Cambridge campuses $220.00/year
Waterloo and Guelph campuses $165.00/year
Brantford, Stratford and Ingersoll campuses $65.00/year
Schlegel-Riverside Glenn and Schlegel-University Gates campuses $65.00/year
Part-time students $.045/course hour (max. $20/course)
Advocacy Fee $11.50/year
CSI Legal Protection $28.00/year†
CSI Extended Health and Dental plan $295.00/year†
Optional family health coverage Contact the CSI Wellness Office, 519-748-5131 x3585

All fees are calculated per academic year (2 semesters).
†The coverage time for these plans expire August 31, 2019. Fees are prorated accordingly depending on when your academic year begins.

CSI Association Fee

This fee allows CSI to provide representation, services and activities to students at the Doon, Cambridge, Guelph, Waterloo, Brantford, Stratford and Ingersoll campuses. Fees are collected by the college on behalf of Conestoga Students Inc.

CSI Extended Health and Dental Fee

Conestoga Students Inc. offers a comprehensive health plan to all students enrolled in full-time, government funded programs.
Learn more

CSI Legal Protection

New for the 18/19 academic year, CSI and Student Care are introducing Legal Protection. Learn more
about this service at Student Care’s website.

Advocacy Fee

As members of the College Student Alliance (CSA), CSI has input on provincial issues, government policies regarding tuition, student fees, on-campus employment and financial aid. As newly appointed members of the Canadian Alliance of Student Associations (CASA), CSI has input on federal issues, helping to make decisions that affect the post-secondary education system in regards to accessibility, affordability, innovation, quality and more.

External Relationships

At Conestoga Students Inc. we are pleased and very proud of the respect that our association receives for its involvement with other organizations.
Conestoga Students Inc. is very active with the College Student Alliance (CSA), Canadian Alliance of Student Associations (CASA) and the Canadian Organization of Campus Activities (COCA). Involvement with these associations can further assist to provide our students of Conestoga with a higher quality of service.


Feedback is important for the proper functioning of our organization. With your feedback, we can make informed decisions on what programming we should be running, what improvements we can make to our services and in which areas we should grow.

The CSI Board will be running feedback sessions throughout the year on the following topics:

  1. Housing
  2. Health plan
  3. Marketing and communications

College Student Alliance

Who CSA is

We are a not-for-profit, non-partisan organization that believes in working collaboratively with post-secondary education (PSE) stakeholders & government to improve the college experience. We are an advocating voice on behalf of Ontario college students in partnership with student leaders.

Their Vision

The College Student Alliance will be the influential voice for Ontario college students.

Their Mission

Strong Students. Strong Colleges. Strong Leaders.

Their Pillars

Affordability: Tuition Fees, Per-Student Funding, OSAP
Accessibility: Early Outreach, Needs-Based Financial Aid, Student Employment
Accountability: MYAA’s, Curriculum, Ancillary Fees
Transferability: Credit Transfer System, Online Learning, System Design
Quality: Support Services, Infrastructure, Teaching Quality
Learn More

Canadian Alliance of Student Associations

CASA is a national voice for Canada’s post-secondary students. Established in 1995, CASA is a non-partisan, not-for-profit student organization composed of student associations from across Canada. We represent undergraduate, graduate and polytechnic associations.

At its core, CASA advocates on behalf of post-secondary students to the federal government. When Canada’s leaders make decisions affecting our post-secondary education system, they turn to CASA for solutions.

CASA Website

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