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 filled with gratitude and reflection. Over the past 10.5 years, I have had the incredible privilege of leading this remarkable association that plays a pivotal role in advancing the work of our members across the country. As many of you know, saying goodbye is not something that comes easily to…

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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 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
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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