October 2, 2023

Honouring National Day for Truth and Reconciliation: Reflect, Learn, Act 

Canada’s National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, observed on September 30th, is a day of profound significance. It represents our shared commitment as a country to acknowledge and confront the historical injustices inflicted upon Indigenous peoples, especially the atrocities of the residential school system. Although Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) is committed to promoting continuous reflection, learning and action throughout the year, this day offers us a unique opportunity to reaffirm our commitment to reconciliation…

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September 28, 2023

Closing Canada’s Skills Gaps Starts with Postsecondary

By Denise Amyot, President and CEO, Colleges and Institutes Canada Originally published in The Hill Times Planning for and responding to skills needs across an…... Read more
September 20, 2023

Podcast – Partnership means we maximize our contributions to lasting change (SDG 17)

To celebrate Global Goals Week (#GlobalGoals), a week-long celebration focused on maximizing our collective impact towards the Sustainable Development Goals, we’re bringing to you a…... Read more
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September 18, 2023

From Local Action to Global Impact: CICan’s ImpAct Climate Challenge & Beyond

The world is facing many challenges, with the fight against climate change at the forefront. To inspire hope and maintain the drive toward solutions, it's…... Read more
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September 5, 2023

A Preview of Colleges and Institutes Canada’s Fall Advocacy Agenda

The Fall months bring with them an invigorating energy. It is a season of transformation and renewal, particularly within the post-secondary sector, as learners, educators,…... Read more
August 17, 2023

Virtual simulations are changing the future of healthcare education (SDG 4)

The long-standing challenges of securing clinical placements for healthcare programs, exacerbated by COVID-19, have significantly limited opportunities for students to gain valuable workplace experience. These challenges are even more…... Read more
August 15, 2023

Empowering change: How a free microcredential launched Arlyn’s healthcare career

“While working in the housekeeping field, I was contemplating getting a Health Care Aide certificate. I saw the SCA program as the perfect opportunity to…... Read more
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August 14, 2023

Top Trends Expected to Shape the Post-Secondary Sector this School Year (SDG 4, 5, 8, 10 & 13)

In a world now defined by rapid change, being futureproof is crucial for success. Fortunately, colleges and institutes understand their pivotal role in preparing individuals…... Read more
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July 17, 2023

The importance of skilled trades in building a sustainable and inclusive future (SDG 4, 9 & 11)

On July 15th, we celebrated World Youth Skills Day and the strategic importance of equipping young people with skills for employment, decent work and entrepreneurship.…... Read more
July 5, 2023

How do you ensure the sustainability of the trades?

A 2021 RBC Thought Leadership report predicted that by 2028, over 700,000 skills trades people in Canada will retire. It also said that one of…... Read more
June 28, 2023

Financial incentives empower small and medium-sized businesses

Ashley from Career Launcher Apprenticeships recently sat down with The Construction Life Podcast to discuss how small to medium businesses can benefit from financial incentives…... Read more
June 19, 2023

Global engagement strengthens Canada’s place in the world (SDG 17)

In an increasingly globalized world, it’s more important than ever that we build strong international partnerships. The more Canadians engage internationally, the more we boost…... Read more
June 19, 2023

Microcredentials meet the needs of our communities, today and tomorrow.

A short program with a big impact. Microcredentials are short, flexible, and experience-based learning that help people quickly build the skills they need to thrive…... Read more
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June 19, 2023

There is no sustainability without equity (SDG 10)

June is a unique month dedicated to celebrating diversity and promoting true inclusivity. It marks the convergence of two periods of recognition: Pride Month and…... Read more
June 7, 2023

Green literacy is a new take on skills (SDG 13)

We – not just our sector and not just Canadians, but everyone around the globe – are in a period of monumental change. We need…... Read more
June 5, 2023

Canada’s most popular internship program sets young people up for success

Finding a job is no easy feat, especially in today’s labour market. Employers need young people with skills to adapt to new technologies and new…... Read more