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As part of our 50th anniversary we are inviting, members, partners and friends from around the world to share their stories and reflect on the evolution of Canada’s college system. The objective of this series is both to reflect on the past and look to the future. It is an opportunity to discover diverse perspectives and insights about the college system as a whole, as well as the broader landscape of postsecondary education and the labour market.

May 4, 2022

Message from the Governor General on the occasion of the 50th Anniversary of Colleges and Institutes Canada

By Mary Simon, Governor General of Canada
I am pleased to extend warm greetings to everyone taking part in Colleges and Institutes Canada’s (CICan’s) annual conference as they celebrate their 50th anniversary this year. Read More

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 one voice at the national level. Read More

February 18, 2022

Reflecting on 50 years of growth and the path ahead

By Paul Brennan, Retired VP International, CICan (1993-2017)
Fifteen years ago, CICan undertook a fundamental transformation of its international development projects. Read More

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 the corridor from your office, what happens around the block from the college, and what happens in the community that you serve must constantly remain top of mind. Read More

We want to hear from you!

Do you have a story to share? Do you have a unique perspective on the history, evolution and future of the college system?
Learn more about how you can contribute.