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November 22, 2023
Blog Post

Building a Better Future: Colleges and Institutes’ Role in Student Housing

Student housing in Canada is in a crisis. Rent is increasing, affordable housing options are dwindling, and colleges and institutes are bursting with students striving to learn and make a positive impact on our economy.... Read more
Topic: Building Campuses of the Future | Uncategorized
November 13, 2023
Blog Post

The Urgent Need for Investment in On-Campus Mental Health Services for a Resilient Canada (SDG 3)

Life on campus can be a thrilling and transformative experience for learners. But it can also be a time of intense stress and pressure. The demands of coursework, social expectations and the challenges of newfound... Read more
Topic: Advancing Sustainable Development Goals | Growing Talent for the 21st century
February 13, 2023
Blog Post

Safe spaces are essential spaces for learning (SDG 16)

Colleges and institutes are often the primary access points to post-secondary education for vulnerable groups like women; Indigenous and racialized people; LGBTQ2+ and non-binary individuals; and newcomers. Statistically, these are also the same groups that... Read more
Topic: Advancing Sustainable Development Goals | Building Campuses of the Future
July 25, 2022
Blog Post

We all have a role to play in energy efficiency (SDG 7)

Did you know that renewable energy sources currently provide about 18% of Canada’s total primary energy supply? Water, wind, and biomass are the most common. In fact, Canada is the world’s second largest producer of... Read more
Topic: Advancing Sustainable Development Goals | Growing Talent for the 21st century
February 23, 2022
Blog Post

A small package with a big impact

Thinking about going back to school? You’re not alone. New data from StatsCan looking at educational choices for displaced workers shows that 10% of post-secondary educated Canadians faced with job loss went back to school within... Read more
Topic: Growing Talent for the 21st century
April 26, 2021
News Release

CICan recognizes excellence and leadership at colleges and institutes

Ottawa, April 26, 2021 – Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) is proud to announce the recipients of its 2021 Awards of Excellence which were recognized during the association’s virtual annual conference. The CICan Awards of Excellence recognize best practices from... Read more
March 1, 2021
Blog Post

Childcare and ‘She-covery’

At the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the World Economic Forum reported that the resulting recession had created larger employment losses for women than for men: with women’s labour supply still 20% below pre-recession levels, compared with men’s labour... Read more
Topic: Growing Talent for the 21st century
July 6, 2020
Blog Post

Asking ourselves the important questions

This past month has been incredibly charged with calls to action for social justice around the world. Even as the COVID-19 pandemic limits large gatherings, thousands have joined global protests against systemic racism following the police killings... Read more
Topic: Accelerating Reconciliation | Growing Talent for the 21st century
June 24, 2020
News Release

CICan celebrates student creativity with its 2020 Art Showcase

Ottawa, June 24, 2020 – Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) is thrilled to celebrate the creativity and talent of six student artists following the results of its 2020 Student Art Contest. Despite COVID-19, this year’s contest received... Read more
May 19, 2020
News Release

CICan announces its 2020 Award of Excellence recipients

Ottawa, May 19, 2020 – Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) has announced the recipients of its 2020 Awards of Excellence, celebrating the extraordinary contribution of individuals and highlighting the role of these essential institutions for... Read more