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April 22, 2024
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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

A trading nation needs a globally engaged workforce

This op-ed was published by The Hill Times on April 15, 2024. Canada is a trading nation. In fact, in 2022 Canada’s two-way trade in goods and services reached a record high of $1.9 trillion. We have... Read more
Topic: Deepening Global Engagement | Growing Talent for the 21st century
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
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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
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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 4, 2024
News Release

Colleges and Institutes Canada Partnership to upskill 1,000 Canadians for jobs in key innovation sectors

Short-term upskilling opportunities are being funded by Upskill Canada as part of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada’s Upskilling for Industry Initiative. TORONTO, February 29, 2024 – Supported by up to $8M in funding, Colleges... Read more
Topic: Growing Talent for the 21st century
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 30, 2024
News Release

Open Letter to Minister Miller: Concerns Regarding January 22nd, 2024 Announcement on International Student Program

The following letter was addressed to the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship of Canada. Dear Honourable Marc Miller, On behalf of Universities Canada and Colleges and Institutes Canada, representing 234 post-secondary... Read more
Topic: Boosting Innovation | Deepening Global Engagement | Growing Talent for the 21st century
January 24, 2024
Blog Post

A more unpredictable world presents Canada with serious challenges, but also new opportunities

By Margaret Biggs, Matthews Fellow in Global Public Policy, Queen’s University, and Roland Paris, Director, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Ottawa. First published in the Globe and Mail. Canada is not... Read more
Topic: Deepening Global Engagement | Growing Talent for the 21st century