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The Board of Directors of Colleges and Institutes Canada is composed of 12 college and institute presidents from across the country. Up to 6 additional directors may also be invited to join the board (up to 2 from among college and institute presidents, and up to 4 from outside the college system).

The governance structure empowers the Association to advocate strategically at the national and international levels as well as support its member institutions as they address challenges and opportunities in the post-secondary education sector. The composition of CICan’s board contributes to effective governance and reflects the skills, experience, and qualities required of a board of directors under the Not-for-Profit Corporations Act.

Executive

Liane Roy (Chair)

Liane Roy (Chair)

President and CEO, Collège communautaire du Nouveau-Brunswick

Atlantic


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Dr. Michel Tarko (Vice-Chair)

Dr. Michel Tarko (Vice-Chair)

President and CEO, Justice Institute of British Columbia

British Columbia and Yukon


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Members of the Board

Jim Hamilton

Jim Hamilton

President, Okanagan College

British Columbia and Yukon


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Paula Burns

Paula Burns

President and CEO, Lethbridge College

Alberta and Northwest Territories


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Don Gnatiuk

Don Gnatiuk

President and CEO, Grande Prairie Regional College

Alberta and Northwest Territories


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Mark Frison

Mark Frison

President and CEO, Assiniboine Community College

Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Nunavut


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Tavia Laliberte

Tavia Laliberte

President and CEO, North West College

Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Nunavut


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Dr. Dan Patterson

Dr. Dan Patterson

President, Niagara College

Ontario


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François Dornier

François Dornier

Directeur Général, Cégep de Rimouski

Quebec


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Hervé Pilon

Hervé Pilon

Directeur Général, Collège Montmorency

Quebec


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Dr. Brian McMillan

Dr. Brian McMillan

President, Holland College

Atlantic


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Chris Power

Chris Power

President and CEO, Canadian Patient Safety Institute

Elected Public Director


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JP Gladu

JP Gladu

President and CEO, Canadian Council of Aboriginal Business

Elected Public Director


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Major-General Eric Tremblay

Major-General Eric Tremblay

Commander, Canadian Armed Forces

Elected Public Director


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Susan Swan

Susan Swan

Corporate Director

Elected Public Director


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According to Colleges and Institutes Canada’s By-Laws, the Board of Directors has responsibility to provide leadership to the Association for all of its programs, facilities, and resources. Members of the Board have a responsibility to ensure that the views of their region are made known, while recognizing that as a member of a national Board they must vote according to the best interests of Canadian post-secondary education.