COVID-19

Main Content

March 25, 2020

COVID-19 updates for international students and departments

As the world reacts to COVID-19, we continue to advocate on your behalf with Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to ensure that your concerns, and those of your students, are being heard and addressed in a timely manner and with as much flexibility as is possible.
Read more
March 25, 2020

Applied Research Special COVID-19 Update

Please find below an update on CICan’s activities related to COVID-19 and applied research.
Read more
March 23, 2020

Free resources to help faculty affected by COVID-19

With most colleges and institutes across Canada transitioning from traditional, in-person education to an online experience due to COVID-19, we wanted to share some free resources for our members.
Read more
March 21, 2020

A message from the Hon. Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry regarding critical supplies

Please see a message the Hon. Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, has asked us to share with our members.
Read more
March 18, 2020

Supporting each other through COVID-19

As we all watch attentively for updates from public health authorities in Canada and around the world regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, we want to inform you of the steps we are taking to support the health and safety of our staff, our members, and our partners. We are trying our best to take the steps necessary to help keep people safe and contribute to global efforts to help limit the spread of COVID-19.
Read more
March 17, 2020

CICan office closure in response to COVID-19

Given the ongoing concerns over COVID-19, Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) has taken the extraordinary step of closing its offices and implementing a work-from-home directive for all of its employees as of Tuesday March 17 and until further notice. As travel restrictions come into effect around the world, we have also canceled all business trips for the time being.
Read more
March 16, 2020

Cancellation of 2020 CICan Conference

Given the continuing concerns over COVID-19 and in keeping with the recommendations of public health officials and provincial Ministers to avoid large gatherings and limit non-essential travel, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 CICan Connection Conference and related pre-conference activities that were scheduled to take place in Montreal, May 1st-5th.
Read more
March 11, 2020

Webinar Series: COVID-19

We have booked a webinar series starting March 20, 2020 12-1:30 EST, and each week thereafter at the same time, to share the results of the survey, update you on our efforts in Ottawa, and allow you to share amongst yourselves how the situation is evolving in the different jurisdictions, as well as to share your promising practices with each other.
Read more
March 11, 2020

CICan response to COVID-19

In response to the rapidly evolving situation surrounding COVID-19, we are reaching out to share some important information, and seek your input. Organizations around the world are assessing how to help prevent the spread of infection and we are no different. While we are continuing our international work and proceeding with the planning of our annual Connection Conference in Montreal, May 3-5, we are closely monitoring the situation to keep our community healthy and safe to the best of our ability.
Read more