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What’s new in international marketing and recruitment?
#internationalstudents
April 1, 2022

What’s new in international marketing and recruitment?

Over the last two years, a lot! Did you know that, in the first year of the pandemic (2020), the number of international students applying for permits to study at CICan member institutions dropped by...

Voices for action against racism
#antiracism
March 21, 2022

Voices for action against racism

That’s the theme of this year’s International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. It calls on people everywhere to strengthen and consolidate their voices against racism, to... Read More
Telling our story, from local communities to the national agenda
#50years
March 21, 2022

Telling our story, from local communities to the national agenda

By Gerry Brown, President and CEO of CICan (1998-2007) As a college President one of the realities that you must keep foremost in your mind is that Colleges are “local”. What happens down... Read More
What does it mean to be future-proof?
#futureproof
March 7, 2022

What does it mean to be future-proof?

If we’ve learned anything in recent times, it’s that the future is unpredictable. Still, we can try to plan for what we know and prepare for what we don’t. That’s the essence of future-proof:... Read More
Data: For women living in remote communities, colleges and institutes are the key to post-secondary education attainment.
#iwd2022
March 7, 2022

Data: For women living in remote communities, colleges and institutes are the key to post-secondary education attainment.

Women in Canada are highly educated overall, but educational attainment rates vary from urban to remote settings. The latest in Statistics Canada’s Studies on Gender and Intersecting Identities... Read More
A small package with a big impact
#microcredentials
February 23, 2022

A small package with a big impact

Thinking about going back to school? You’re not alone. New data from StatsCan looking at educational choices for displaced workers shows that 10% of post-secondary educated Canadians faced with... Read More
How to adapt Education for Employment programs to a new reality
#50years
February 18, 2022

How to adapt Education for Employment programs to a new reality

By Paul Brennan, Retired VP International, CICan (1993-2017) Fifteen years ago, CICan undertook a fundamental transformation of its international development projects. This led to the creation of... Read More
International development must be sustainable
#idw2022
February 7, 2022

International development must be sustainable

International Development Week (IDW) shines a spotlight on the important contributions that Canadians are making around the world. Now in its 32nd year, the theme #GoForTheGoals is a call to action... Read More
Reflecting on 50 years of growth and the path ahead
#50years
February 4, 2022

Reflecting on 50 years of growth and the path ahead

By Denise Amyot, President and CEO, Colleges and Institutes Canada Fifty years ago, colleges and institutes from across Canada decided to join forces and give themselves the means to speak with... Read More
International Development: Education for Employment 101
#internationaldevelopment
January 27, 2022

International Development: Education for Employment 101

Each International Development Week (IDW), the theme #GoForTheGoals calls on us to engage collectively in collaborative and positive change for a better world! Our Education for Employment (EFE)... Read More
Good health includes mental health
#mentalhealth
January 24, 2022

Good health includes mental health

Right now, Good Health and Well-Being (Sustainable Development Goal 3) is the most globally preoccupying SDG as each and every country grapples with the pandemic. Ensuring healthy lives... Read More
SDG Accord: Help us showcase Canada’s leadership!
#sdg
January 24, 2022

SDG Accord: Help us showcase Canada’s leadership!

The SDG Accord inspires, celebrates, and advances the critical role of education in delivering on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)! As signatories, we maximize the impact of our efforts,... Read More
The big 5-0
#50years
January 10, 2022

The big 5-0

Who remembers what the Canadian post-secondary landscape was like in 1972? We do! Because that’s the year we officially got to work. This year, we’re celebrating our 50th anniversary!? From... Read More
If you only read one thing this year, make it this!
#yearinreview
December 6, 2021

If you only read one thing this year, make it this!

We’re looking back at the biggest items of 2021 and what it means for the year ahead. Pandemic work life, skills, and the Great Resignation The labour market will never be the same after... Read More
Opportunities and access unlock potential
#studentmobility
November 22, 2021

Opportunities and access unlock potential

The long-anticipated Global Skills Opportunity is officially here, and it’s making international learning experiences more accessible to Canadian post-secondary students! In numbers: Over four... Read More
There is no future without net-zero
#netzero
November 8, 2021

There is no future without net-zero

A new report from a Berlin-based think tank ranks Canada’s per-capita carbon emissions among the highest in the world. This is not the record we want to be setting. We need to get serious about... Read More
Protecting the promise of immigration
#Immigration
October 25, 2021

Protecting the promise of immigration

A stark reality for a country so heavily reliant on immigration: In 2020, Canada welcomed just under 185,000 immigrants. That’s down almost half from 2019 and is the lowest in any year since... Read More
Imagine a program that reduces barriers to learning experiences and empowers participants to achieve their full potential.
#skills
October 21, 2021

Imagine a program that reduces barriers to learning experiences and empowers participants to achieve their full potential.

Imagine a program that recognizes the varied pathways and different sources of knowledge to tailor training that meets the needs of learners of all ages, abilities, identities, and locations. What... Read More
Report: Working towards the SDGs for a better future
#sdg
September 27, 2021

Report: Working towards the SDGs for a better future

On the occasion of Global Goals Week, we just released our first report outlining how our many programs and partnerships support the SDGs in Canada and abroad! While everything we do is tied to at... Read More
Update! Explore new highlights in our SDG open educational resource
#sdg
September 27, 2021

Update! Explore new highlights in our SDG open educational resource

We’ve just completed the latest update of: The SDG Toolkit for Canadian Colleges and Institutes! The guide highlights innovations in finance, academics, student life, infrastructure, and applied... Read More
Innovation 101: the headline
#appliedresearch
September 27, 2021

Innovation 101: the headline

The latest data is in and it points to growth in all directions: more projects, more partnerships, more solutions, more students, and more dollars. The success reported paints a picture of what... Read More
Report: Best practices in TVET from Canada and the Pacific Alliance
#tvet
September 13, 2021

Report: Best practices in TVET from Canada and the Pacific Alliance

A new report from our Education for Employment in the Pacific Alliance program highlights the best practices shared, challenges encountered, and objectives identified throughout the presentations... Read More
Guide: On “Implementing an Approach to Support Competency-based Education and Training”
#resource
September 13, 2021

Guide: On “Implementing an Approach to Support Competency-based Education and Training”

Competency-based education and training is at the heart of Canadian colleges and institutes and over many years, these institutions have refined this nimble and flexible competency-based approach to... Read More
Global challenges need collective action
#globalgoals
September 13, 2021

Global challenges need collective action

Next week is Global Goals Week! It’s a time to think about how each one of us can mobilize our communities, demand urgent response to our common global challenges, and make lasting change. But... Read More
Why do federal elections matter to post-secondary?
#election
August 31, 2021

Why do federal elections matter to post-secondary?

Parliament has been dissolved and Canadians will head to the polls on September 20. But what does it all mean? The federal government having familiarity with college and institute priorities is... Read More