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 in the workforce. That means learning experiences outside the classroom, and/or outside the country, are now more important to career success than ever. In 2019, when Canada launched its new International Education Strategy, only 3% of college students participated in an international experience during their studies. Thankfully, Global Skills Opportunity…

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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
February 27, 2023

Innovation starts with a challenge (SDG 9)

What do you get when you combine a college or institute, a small business, and a challenge? We’ll give you a hint – it’s one…... Read more
February 14, 2023

SDG Week Canada is coming to a campus near you!

Brought to you by CICan, SDSN Canada, and the Sustainability Hub at UBC, SDG Week Canada is a chance to showcase and accelerate the SDGs…... Read more
Health and safety come first
February 13, 2023

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;…... Read more
February 9, 2023

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

Training institutions, their learners, and their industry and government partners in four Pacific-Alliance countries now have the connections, knowledge, and tools to make sustainable positive…... Read more
January 31, 2023

The Sustainable Development Goals give us a framework to create positive change together

(originally published on CareerWise by CERIC in January 2023) When Zain Zaidi did an internship in the Fraser Valley in British Columbia, he got the…... Read more
January 31, 2023

We bring Canadian education to the world, and the world to Canada (SDG 4)

International development is a concept that aims to reduce inequalities between countries, eradicate poverty, and contribute to a more peaceful, inclusive, and prosperous world. In…... Read more
January 27, 2023

Data: Canada has the largest share of college and university graduates in the G7

The most recent Statistics Canada release of 2021 census data reveals that Canada continues to top the G7 in terms of the total number of…... Read more
January 16, 2023

Change starts with education (SDG 4)

Say hello to the new you! At the beginning of a new year many of us resolve to make positive changes in our lives, relationships,…... Read more
December 12, 2022

Futureproof means now (SDG 4)

Step aside, Oxford Dictionary. Our official Word of the Year is ‘futureproof’. To be futureproof means that you are set up for future success, no…... Read more
November 28, 2022

If you build it, they will come. (SDG 9)

Infrastructure. It brings to mind huge public projects like roads, subways, bike lanes, water supply, electrical grids, and telecommunications. But, public infrastructure encompasses everything that we deem…... Read more