Canadian Federation of Students Newfoundland and Labrador



With more than 25,000 members at 5 students’ unions in Newfoundland and Labrador and over 500,000 members at 64 students’ unions across Canada, the Canadian Federation of Students is the voice of post-secondary education in the country.

Our Federation represents domestic and international students at the college, undergraduate and graduate levels, including full- and part-time students.

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Member Locals

Local 35: Memorial University of Newfoundland Students’ Union
Local 36: Grenfell Campus Student Union
Local 45: Marine Institute Students’ Union
Local 46: College of the North Atlantic Students’ Union
Local 100: Graduate Students’ Union of the Memorial University of Newfoundland

Executive & Staff

Chairperson & National Executive Representative: Katherine McLaughlin
Campaigns Coordinator: Mary Feltham
Treasurer: Mehzabin Chowdury
Indigenous Students’ Representative: Draco Dunphy
International Students’ Representative: Targiv Roham
Local 35 Representative: Bert Power
Local 36 Representative: vacant
Local 45 Representative: vacant
Local 46 Central Representative: vacant
Local 46 Eastern Representative: vacant
Local 46 Labrador Representative: vacant
Local 46 St. John’s Representative: vacant
Local 46 Western Representative: vacant
Local 100 Representative: vacant
Queer Students’ Representative: Derek Semerad
Racialized Students’ Representative: Fahian Ahmed
Students with Disabilities’ Representative: Antonia Francis
Women’s Representative: Fahmida Ahmed

Organiser: Alex Wicks

Students need:

Investments in post-secondary education
A tuition freeze for all students
Accessible services
Internet access for all
International students are not ATMs. 
International Students should not be paying 4.5x more for the exact same education.

All public post-secondary students in NL are members of the CFS. Newfoundland and Labrador is 100% united! 

Newfoundland and Labrador is 100% united! 


Budget Recommendations: 2020

The provincial budget determines the priorities of the government and plays an essential role in promoting the economic and social prosperity of Newfoundland and Labrador. Although many areas can benefit from government investment, there can be no higher priority than investing in our collective future through post- secondary education.

Budget Recommendations: 2019

Newfoundlanders and Labradorians believe that access to post-secondary education is essential to ensuring the future prosperity of the province. Since 1998, successive governments have implemented tuition fee freezes and reductions, reintroduced upfront need-based grants, and eliminated interest rates charged on student loans. These policy decisions once resulted in the province boasting the most accessible system of post-secondary education in Canada.

Budget Response: 2019

On Tuesday, April 16, 2019, the provincial government announced their fourth budget claiming to be “Working Towards a Brighter Future” and using the recent Atlantic Accord to celebrate a surplus. However, the future does not look brighter for students in this province who face continued cuts from our public post-secondary institutions, climbing debt, and no tuition freeze for international and out of province students.

Consent Culture: 2018

In October 2017, the Canadian Federation of Students hosted a provincial forum on building consent culture on our college and university campuses. The forum provided an opportunity for students and service providers to share stories of successes and struggle as we came together to build a common vision to end sexual and gender-based violence and dismantle rape culture.

Lobby Document Fund the Future: 2019

Free education is a viable opportunity for the future of Newfoundland and Labrador. Several countries in the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development offer university at zero or near- zero tuition levels. Canada, on the other hand, has moved towards a system of publicly- assisted post-secondary education with a reliance on private and public loans.

Budget Analysis 2020

On Wednesday, September 30, 2020, the provincial government announced their “pandemic budget.” Despite an aim for “stronger communities” and “smarter investments”, the future does not look brighter for students in this province who face continued cuts from our public post-secondary institutions, climbing debt, and no tuition freeze for international and out of province students. 

Atlantic Skills Magazine

This magazine has information about organizing, media, events and more. You can refer to this when you need to write a press release or need some new event idea’s and we hope it will be a helpful tool for you during your time on your student’s union and beyond.

Standing Resolutions


Policy Manual



Mailing address: 
PO Box 8032 St. John’s
St. John’s, NL
A1B 3M7

Office address:
342 Freshwater Road
St. John’s, NL A1B 1C2
(709) 737-3204