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April 24, 2023
News Release

CICan Announces its 2023 Awards of Excellence Recipients

Montreal, April 24, 2023 - Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) today announced the recipients of its 2023 Awards of Excellence, which recognize best practices and individual achievements from colleges and institutes across the country. Every... Read more
March 27, 2023
Blog Post

Global learning can make Canada futureproof (SDG 4)

The world of work has become a global marketplace. Jobseekers now need Skills for Success like adaptability, cross-cultural communication, collaboration, and problem solving to thrive in the workforce. That means learning experiences outside the classroom,... Read more
Topic: Deepening Global Engagement | Growing Talent for the 21st century
March 9, 2023
News Release

The latest edition of CICan’s SDG toolkit highlights college and institute best practices in sustainability

Ottawa, March 9, 2023 – In celebration of SDG Week Canada, Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) is pleased to launch the latest edition of its SDG toolkit. The updates include 11 new case studies from... Read more
Topic: Advancing Sustainable Development Goals
July 22, 2022

Origins and Early Challenges

The first in our 50th anniversary podcast series! Take a trip back in time as we speak to the people who helped shape CICan and witnessed first-hand the growth of Canada’s college system. This episode... Read more
June 27, 2022
Blog Post

Strong and successful small businesses make resilient and sustainable communities (SDGs 8 & 9)

Did you know that small businesses make up more than 98% of employer businesses in Canada and employ more than 10 million individuals? That’s a huge footprint and represents almost two thirds (64%) of the... Read more
Topic: Advancing Sustainable Development Goals | Growing Talent for the 21st century
May 12, 2022
News Release

Colleges and institutes to provide scholarships and other supports for Ukrainian students coming to Canada

Ottawa, May 12, 2022 – Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) announced today that, thanks to the generosity of its members, over 150 scholarships will be available to Ukrainian students coming to Canada to study as... Read more
March 21, 2022
Blog Post

Voices for action against racism

That’s the theme of this year’s International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. It calls on people everywhere to strengthen and consolidate their voices against racism, to mobilise against all forms and all manifestations... Read more
Topic: Accelerating Reconciliation | Building Campuses of the Future | Growing Talent for the 21st century
November 22, 2021
Blog Post

Opportunities and access unlock potential

The long-anticipated Global Skills Opportunity is officially here, and it’s making international learning experiences more accessible to Canadian post-secondary students! In numbers: Over four years, 54 colleges and institutes and 56 universities will implement a... Read more
Topic: Deepening Global Engagement | 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
November 11, 2019
Blog Post

Increasing quality of life for Canadians as they age

According to the United Nations, in 2017, there were 962 million people aged 60 or over, more than twice as many as in 1980. By 2050, the UN expects this number reach nearly 2.1 billion!... Read more
Topic: Advancing Sustainable Development Goals