ACPA has a long-standing relationship with CACUSS and we are proud to share the hot topics for CACUSS and its membership this year.

CACUSS is a professional bilingual association representing and serving those individuals who work in Canadian post-secondary institutions in Student Affairs and Services. While it has existed in its present form since 1971, the origins of this association derive from the University Advisory Services (1946) and, more recently, the University Counseling and Placement Association (UCPA) and the Canadian Association of University Student Personnel Services (CAUSPS).

Since 1973, CACUSS has provided professional development services and programs for members in all the Canadian provinces. Cross-divisional interest groups are formed by members from time to time based on their professional needs focusing on areas such as peer helping, first year students, new professionals and leadership education.

The current topics in the field are:

  • Student Mental Health
  • Provincial Elections (politics, funding, student protests)
  • Rising costs for students and families, value of a university degree
  • Budget cuts
  • Town/Gown relations