February 23, 2024
applied research

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 Canada needs a more strategic, multi- and interdisciplinary approach to mobilize the federal research and innovation ecosystem to address the country’s – and the world’s – most pressing challenges. At Nova Scotia Community College’s Centre of Geographic Sciences, it means using topo-bathymetric LiDAR systems to survey land and…

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January 31, 2024

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…... Read more
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January 29, 2024

#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.…... Read more
January 24, 2024

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.…... Read more
January 23, 2024

A Fresh New Take on Pre-Arrival Services

At Planning for Canada (PfC), we know immigrants’ needs are always changing. That’s why we consistently tailor our services to better support your pre-arrival needs,…... Read more
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January 15, 2024

Canadian Colleges and Institutes Driving Impact in 2024

Each year, Canadian colleges and institutes play a crucial role in shaping our country's future, and 2024 will be no different. As Canada’s innovation and…... Read more
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December 20, 2023

ApprenticeConnect Put Tools at your Fingertips

Ashley from Career Launcher Apprenticeships appeared on The Construction Life Podcast for the second time this year to discuss how employers receive up to $20,000…... Read more
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November 28, 2023

Final Reflections from Departing President and CEO Denise Amyot

Dear friends, colleagues and members of the CICan community, Today, I stand on the threshold of a new chapter in my life, and I am…... Read more
November 22, 2023

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…... Read more
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November 16, 2023

Building for Tomorrow: A Diverse and Dynamic Future in Trades

First published in November 2023, and authored by Dina McNeil, Director of Projects and Programs, Colleges and Institutes Canada Canada's rich diversity is unmistakable. Yet,…... Read more
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November 13, 2023

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…... Read more
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October 30, 2023

Education empowers more women to make history (SDG 4 & 5)

Canadians officially mark Women’s History Month in October, celebrating the achievements and contributions of women and girls across the country and throughout our history as business leaders,…... Read more
October 16, 2023

A Farewell Conversation with Denise Amyot, Reflecting on the Past and Embracing the Future

Join us in this special podcast episode as we sit down with Denise Amyot, the visionary leader who has shaped the path of Colleges and…... Read more
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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…... Read more
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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