Members of SOGS are also members of the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS). The Canadian Federation of Students was formed in 1981 to provide students with an effective and united voice, provincially and nationally and to provide cost-saving services to its members. The Canadian Federation of Students is Canada’s largest student organisation. It is composed of more than 80 university and college students’ unions with a combined membership more than 500,000 students. As CFS members, SOGS members receive a number of services and benefits.
SOGS advocates on behalf of graduate students at the governmental levels primarily through CFS. Our issues and concerns reach the provincial and federal governments through delegates that we send, on a regular basis, to national and provincial general meetings of the Federation.
International Student Identity Card (ISIC)
International Student Identity Cards are not issued during the last week of August or first week of September. This is in order to allow our Office Staff adequate time to support incoming students.
Please note that for the summer, International Student Identity Cards may be collected during regular office hours Monday through Friday.
The International Student Identity Card (ISIC) is the only internationally recognized proof of full-time student status, and is a student discount card in 70 countries, including Canada. ISIC cardholders get access to thousands of discounts in Canada and over 40,000 discounts worldwide, including with ViaRail and Porter Airlines.
For Federation members who are SOGS members, the cost of the ISIC card is included with membership. Others must purchase the card for $20.00. The Card is available at most student unions and at all Travel CUTS offices.
CFS – Ontario
CFS Ontario represents 300,000 college and university students from more than 30 students’ unions in Ontario. CFS-Ontario is an autonomous, incorporated, not-for profit organisation, affiliated with the Canadian Federation of Students.