We are now in the third year of the COVID-19 pandemic, its impact is hitting post-secondary students hard. Some have never stepped foot on a college or university campus. Across the country, students have lost jobs or future opportunities and are experiencing financial uncertainty. The majority are feeling isolated and anxious about their future and their health.
Rising tuition costs, debt, food insecurity, houselessness, and increasing mental health needs have created the current post-secondary landscape. There is a clear need for more government support—now more than ever.