GOVERNMENT RELATIONS & ADVOCACY

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ACIFA is a non-partisan organization, and its approach to government relations is to focus on post-secondary education issues and policy. ACIFA participates in policy discussions by responding to government papers, meeting with elected officials and bureaucrats, and participating in committees set up by the government. All of these activities assist policy makers in making informed decisions on post-secondary education issues.


ACIFA liaises with numerous provincial advocacy and post-secondary stakeholder organizations, both in Alberta and other provinces. Often, these collaborative efforts take the shape of closely-knit coalitions of organizations with interests held in common. Coalitions facilitate the sharing of resources and information in the interest of building effective lobbying and advocacy campaigns. ACIFA coordinates lobby and policy work with its university counterpart, the Confederation of Alberta Faculty Associations, and provincial student groups. 


ACIFA researches information related to learning and working in Alberta’s post-secondary education sector. This work helps to inform our lobbying activities and policy positions.

ACIFA Statement on the Kamloops Mass Grave

2021

Laurentian University Solidarity Letter

2021

Response to Alberta Budget Cuts

2021

ACIFA'S Response to the Stop the PSE Cuts Campaign 

2021

PIA: Stop the PSE Cuts Survey

2021

ACIFA'S Submission on the Alberta 2030 Workbook

2020

Skills for Jobs Task Force Final Report

2020

Alberta Colleges Economic Recovery Task Force Final Recommendations

2020

COVID-19 and Beyond. The Role of Colleges and Institutes in Canada's Resilient Recovery

2020

ACIFA'S Submission on the Funding Model Review

2019

ACIFA'S Position on the Funding Model Review

2019

Student Feedback Used in Teaching Evaluations

2019

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CAUT publicly states its support for, and solidarity with, ACIFA members in their efforts to negotiate fair deals, and also in the event of strike(s) or lockout(s).

Spring 2020

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Public Interest Alberta's summary of the Blue Ribbon Panel's Recommendations

2019

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In May of 2019, an independent panel of experts was appointed to review Alberta's finances and economy. The findings of the panel released in August 2019 have been termed the Blue Ribbon Panel Report on Alberta's Finances, or the MacKinnon Panel on Alberta's Finances. This is their report.

August 2019

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