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CICan 2019 Indigenous Education Symposium
Nov 4 - 6th, 2019 | Saskatoon, SK
612 Spadina Crescent East, Saskatoon, SK, Canada | View Map



Join leaders from colleges, institutes, stakeholder organizations and government, as well as CICan partners from the Pacific Alliance countries (Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru) at the 2019 Indigenous Education Symposium entitled TAPWEWIN* and ReconciliACTION to exchange innovative practices and share knowledge about Indigenous Education.

Call for Presentations now open!

2019 has been declared by the United Nations as the International Year of Indigenous Languages. Numerous initiatives will take place to encourage urgent action to preserve, revitalize and promote Indigenous languages around the world.

This year’s program will feature the importance and value for international collaboration and dialogue around this issue as well as many other topics related to Indigenous education.

For the first time, a delegation through CICan’s Pacific Alliance Education for Employment (PA-EFE) Program will participate in the symposium with the financial support from Global Affairs Canada.

Symposium Objectives

  • Provide a unique opportunity for participants to reflect and share innovative approaches and best practices on Indigenous Education related issues and priorities;
  • Reflect on the role of Canadian and international colleges, institutes, cégeps and polytechnics in serving the learning needs of Indigenous peoples and communities, including
    the promotion and reinforcement of Indigenous languages;
  • Provide opportunities for participants to network and share innovative approaches and best practices in supporting reconciliation through various actions, including the
    implementation of the principles of CICan’s Indigenous Education Protocol (*67 colleges and institutes have signed the Protocol) such as:

    • Increasing Indigenous representation in institutional governance;
    • Indigenizing curriculum and learning approaches;
    • Creating more supportive and culturally relevant learning environments and;
    • Strengthening partnerships with Indigenous communities.

With the support of host institutions:

In Collaboration With

* TAPWEWIN means the truth in the Cree language.


Participants are responsible for meals not included in the registration fee.
DateTimeMember Activities
November 4, 20195:30 pm - 7:30 pmMember Activity:
  • Symposium Welcome Reception
November 5, 20197:30 am - 8:30 pmMember Activity:
  • Continental Breakfast
  • Sessions
  • Lunch
  • Sessions
  • Dinner
November 6, 20197:30 am - 3:00 pmMember Activity:
  • Continental Breakfast
  • Sessions
  • Lunch and Networking
  • Sessions
  • Departure

Registration Fees

Participants are responsible for meals not included in the registration fee. All packages include the activities listed in the above schedule.
PackagesCICan Members Non-Members
All 3 days (Nov 4-6)Member Fees: $550Non-Member Fees: $675
Symposium Welcome Reception (Nov 4)Member Fees: $50Non-Member Fees: $75
Day 2 (Nov 5)Member Fees: $375Non-Member Fees: $425
Day 3 (Nov 6)Member Fees: $300Non-Member Fees: $350
Student *Please note that a student must be enrolled full time at a CICan Member Institution.Member Fees: $175Non-Member Fees: -


Special discounted rates are available at the following hotel(s). Please note that accommodation is not included in the registration fee. Reserve early, as rooms will fill up quickly.
612 Spadina Crescent East
Saskatoon, SK
S7K 3G9
Limited availability
Rate: $159.00
Code: CIC
Book by: October 7, 2019


Special discounted rates are available from the following providers. Reserve early, as seats will fill up quickly.
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612 Spadina Crescent East
Saskatoon, SK S7K 3G9
Nov 4 - 6th, 2019
17:30 pm - 15:00 pm
Sheraton Cavalier Saskatoon Hotel
612 Spadina Crescent East
Saskatoon, SK, S7K 3G9
Colleges and Institutes Canada
For program information
Anne Brazeau-Monnet
6137462222, ext. 3104
For registration information
Substitutions are accepted by email up to November 2, 2019.
Before and on October 4, 2019: 50% refund of the full amount paid
October 5, 2019 or later: No refunds
You can cancel online or by email up until November 1, 2019.
We do not accept cancellations by phone.

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