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Webinar: Exploring Entrepreneurship Innovation in International Education Cooperation

Mar 14th, 2018

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English—March 14, 2018, 13:00–14:30 / French—March 20, 2018, 13:00–14:30

Major policy developments here in Canada and internationally, such as the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), have identified entrepreneurship as a key element for facilitating decent work, stimulating sustainable economic growth, and achieving gender equality. In many of our partner countries in the Global South, formal employment opportunities—particularly for youth—are often limited, which further highlights the need to instill in young people a creative and enterprising mindset.

In Canada and abroad, Canadian colleges are taking innovative approaches to help local partners stimulate business growth by supporting young entrepreneurs. They work with international partners to adapt Canadian college experience to locally-relevant approaches to help young people develop the entrepreneurial skills and attitudes they need to succeed in the labour market.

How can Canada’s colleges and institutes, and CICan as their association, make better use of Canadian expertise in entrepreneurship development to meet an international development agenda that is increasingly focused on entrepreneurship and SME development as a driver of poverty reduction and sustainable growth in the Global South? How can increasingly important themes be addressed, such as improving women’s outcomes in technical and vocational education and training, increasing women’s economic autonomy, and promoting sustainable economic activity?

Join experts from Canadian colleges and institutes for a thought-provoking, forward looking and interactive session, facilitated by Colleges and Institutes Canada and designed to meet the information needs of our members as they seek to expand their international activities.


  • Tatjana Brkic, Instructor, Applied Commerce and Mgmt. Education, Red River College
  • Craig Elias, Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Chiu School of Business, Bow Valley College
  • Asha Gervan, Manager, International Development Institute, Humber College


March 14
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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