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April 22, 2024
Blog Post

How Colleges and Institutes Can Drive Canada’s Housing Agenda

At a time when housing affordability and availability are among the most pressing challenges for Canadians, the Government of Canada has demonstrated its commitment to addressing these challenges head-on through its recent 2024 Housing Plan and Federal... Read more
Topic: Boosting Innovation | Building Campuses of the Future | Growing Talent for the 21st century
April 17, 2024
Blog Post

ImpAct-Climate Challenge: Inspiring Action, Sparking Change

The latest edition of the ImpAct-Climate Challenge has come to a close and students, staff, and faculty across 55 CICan member colleges and institutes now have a deeper understanding of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and... Read more
Topic: Advancing Sustainable Development Goals | Building Campuses of the Future
April 16, 2024
News Release

Colleges and Institutes Ready to Partner in Budget 2024 Commitments

Ottawa, April 16, 2024 - Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) welcomes Budget 2024’s commitment to addressing Canada’s most urgent challenges by investing in workforce development. Harnessing the full potential of colleges and institutes is key... Read more
Topic: Accelerating Reconciliation | Advancing Sustainable Development Goals | Boosting Innovation | Building Campuses of the Future | Deepening Global Engagement | Growing Talent for the 21st century | Protecting a Balanced Approach to Copyright
April 8, 2024
Blog Post

My “Why?”

What’s on My Mind? With Pari Johnston Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland will be tabling the federal budget next week, with expected investments in housing, early childhood education, healthcare, and the... Read more
Topic: Accelerating Reconciliation | Advancing Sustainable Development Goals | Boosting Innovation | Building Campuses of the Future | Deepening Global Engagement | Growing Talent for the 21st century
March 8, 2024
Blog Post

By the Numbers: Exploring Women’s Presence in Canadian Colleges and Institutes

Canada has undoubtedly made significant strides in advancing gender equality, yet the journey towards full parity remains ongoing. Access to and representation in post-secondary education is critical here. Alongside global efforts to empower girls and... Read more
Topic: Advancing Sustainable Development Goals | Building Campuses of the Future | Growing Talent for the 21st century
March 7, 2024
Blog Post

Commuting is Community

Did you know that cars and trucks are responsible for approximately 17% of global CO2 emissions? Transportation is an important part of our lives, yet it contributes substantially to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Vehicles powered... Read more
Topic: Advancing Sustainable Development Goals | Building Campuses of the Future
March 6, 2024
Submission & Report

Commuting and Campuses – A Guide to Sustainable Transportation Solutions

As many of us are well aware, there is an increasing need and global emphasis on reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and correspondingly - an urgent need to reevaluate our current transportation habits and practices... Read more
Topic: Advancing Sustainable Development Goals | Building Campuses of the Future
February 23, 2024
Blog Post

Canada’s research and innovation group chat needs colleges and institutes

What’s on my mind? With Pari Johnston As our innovation minister likes to say, today’s research is tomorrow’s economy. Last year’s Report on the Federal Research Support System (“the Bouchard Report”) made it clear that... Read more
Topic: Boosting Innovation | Building Campuses of the Future | Growing Talent for the 21st century
January 31, 2024
Blog Post

Sustainable investment in the public post-secondary sector is the national conversation we should be having, not unsustainable growth in international students

Op-ed published in the Toronto Star on January 31, 2024. By: Pari Johnston, President & CEO, Colleges and Institutes Canada Canada's post-secondary sector is facing an unprecedented crisis. Unless you have been living under a rock... Read more
Topic: Accelerating Reconciliation | Advancing Sustainable Development Goals | Boosting Innovation | Building Campuses of the Future | Deepening Global Engagement | Growing Talent for the 21st century
January 29, 2024
Blog Post

#IDW2024: Showcasing Our Work Around the World

As a network, we’ve been working in international development for a long time, but many Canadians don’t realize the amazing impact our work has had. International Development Week is our opportunity to showcase the unique... Read more
Topic: Advancing Sustainable Development Goals | Building Campuses of the Future | Deepening Global Engagement