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 to double our efforts now to build a sustainable future where all are included. As educators, that means we must be adaptable and ready to meet the needs of our learners.  Research from RBC Capital Markets projects that 3.1 million jobs amounting to 15% of the Canadian workforce will see…

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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
June 5, 2023

Igniting collective action towards net zero. (SDG 13 & SDG 17)

We've said it before, and we'll say it again. Colleges and institutes play a pivotal role in our race to net zero. We are a…... Read more
May 25, 2023

The SCA program is the door to a fulfilling career in healthcare

Bunmi Oni enrolled in the Supportive Care Assistant (SCA) program at Saskatchewan Polytechnic only four months after arriving in Canada. With previous experience working in…... Read more
May 17, 2023

Podcast – From Hurdles to Breakthroughs: The Role of College and Institute Applied Research in Canadian Innovation #CIW2023

To celebrate Canadian Innovation Week (#CIW23), a five-day celebration powered by the Rideau Hall Foundation that recognizes ingenuity across Canada, we're bringing you a special…... Read more
May 10, 2023

We need a skilled trades sector that reflects the diversity of our communities

Originally published in Education for Employment Magazine. By Denise Amyot, President and CEO, Colleges and Institutes Canada . Canada continues to top the G7 in terms…... Read more
May 10, 2023

Every day, nurses across the country dedicate themselves to protecting our health

They provide compassionate and professional care to Canadians, even in the most difficult of times. Yet, as our population ages and our healthcare needs become…... Read more
May 8, 2023

Who, what, where, when, why, how: The World Congress 2023 rundown

We just wrapped up our first World Congress in more than 10 years! This year, our annual Connection Conference transformed into a worldwide partnership with…... Read more
April 24, 2023

Investing in our planet today ensures a sustainable community for the future

Did you know that April 22 (this past Saturday) was Earth Day? Earth Day encourages citizens around the world to be more environmentally conscious and…... Read more
April 11, 2023

Applied research allows more Canadian businesses to innovate in a global world

Budget 2023 is here, and our sector’s innovation story was a key investment. The budget recognizes the critical role colleges and institutes play in helping…... Read more
Global Skills Opportunity
March 27, 2023

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…... Read more
March 23, 2023

A national standard means the care economy is a bit easier to navigate (SDGs 3 & 8)

Addressing labour shortages in the long-term care sector is about more than just recruiting workers. Educators, employers, and workers themselves all need tools to help…... Read more
March 13, 2023

Water is a shared resource and protecting it requires a coordinated global effort. (SDG 6)

The water found on Earth may seem like an infinite resource, but human activity and climate change are putting that resource at risk. In fact,…... Read more
Sayo Yazumi
March 10, 2023

For students in the Supportive Care Assistant Program, SDGs 3 and 8 go hand-in-hand

The Supportive Care Assistant (SCA) program gives students the opportunity to contribute to the health and well-being of loved ones and others, while setting them…... Read more
March 8, 2023

There’s wider economic sense in helping young people get overseas experience

First published in the Globe and Mail. Zabeen’s Hirji highlights the importance of the Global Skills Opportunity program, the value of international experience for Canadians, and why…... Read more
March 8, 2023

Podcast: Celebrate #IWD2023 with us!

International Women’s Day (IWD) is all about celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women from around the world. It also calls on us…... Read more