July 2, 2024

A New Strategic Direction

What’s On My Mind? With Pari Johnston. Canadians can expect a lot of change in the next 18 months. In view of a coming federal election, it’s clear that colleges and institutes can and must focus on the things Canada needs most. My priority is on greater integration in our work to maximize impact. Our message – in plain language – is that colleges and institutes are the partners on the ground that will come…

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June 28, 2024

Winners: CICan’s 2024 Student Art Contest

CICan is thrilled to announce the winners of our 2024 Student Art Contest. This annual competition, which began ten years ago, provides students at CICan…... Read more
June 27, 2024

Our Year in Impact

What’s On My Mind? With Pari Johnston. In a year marked by change, we have a lot to be proud of. I’m happy to share…... Read more
Annual Report
June 17, 2024

By the Numbers: Indigenous Post-Secondary Education in Canada

Indigenous postsecondary education in Canada is a dynamic landscape marked by resilience, progress, and ongoing challenges. The latest data from Statistics Canada (StatsCan), as well as…... Read more
Indigenous Education
May 24, 2024

The Future of Education is Challenge-Driven

Published on TheFutureEconomy.ca May 17, 2024. "Canada’s big public policy questions—things like providing sustainable and affordable housing, ensuring food security, preparing for and preventing large…... Read more
May 21, 2024

Education is an Enabler of Change

What’s on My Mind? with Pari Johnston. If there’s one thing on my mind, it’s change. Coming together to set priorities, coordinate, and share resources…... Read more
Challenge-driven innovation
April 21, 2024

How Colleges and Institutes Can Drive Canada’s Housing Agenda

At a time when housing affordability and availability are among the most pressing challenges for Canadians, the Government of Canada has demonstrated its commitment to addressing…... Read more
Budget 2024
Global Skills Opportunity
April 17, 2024

A trading nation needs a globally engaged workforce

This op-ed was published by The Hill Times on April 15, 2024. Canada is a trading nation. In fact, in 2022 Canada’s two-way trade in goods…... Read more
April 17, 2024

ImpAct-Climate Challenge: Inspiring Action, Sparking Change

The latest edition of the ImpAct-Climate Challenge has come to a close and students, staff, and faculty across 55 CICan member colleges and institutes now…... Read more
April 8, 2024

My “Why?”

What’s on My Mind? With Pari Johnston Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland will be tabling the federal budget next week, with…... Read more
Budget 2024
March 22, 2024

Innovation for Impact: Insights from CICan’s CEO Pari Johnston at the Standing Committee on Science and Research

On Thursday, March 21st, CICan's President and CEO, Pari Johnston, appeared before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Science and Research regarding the distribution…... Read more
A graphic image of diverse women in various academic-related roles.
March 8, 2024

By the Numbers: Exploring Women’s Presence in Canadian Colleges and Institutes

Canada has undoubtedly made significant strides in advancing gender equality, yet the journey towards full parity remains ongoing. Access to and representation in post-secondary education…... Read more
Gender Equality
March 7, 2024

Commuting is Community

Did you know that cars and trucks are responsible for approximately 17% of global CO2 emissions? Transportation is an important part of our lives, yet…... Read more
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February 23, 2024

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…... Read more
applied research
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
Two hands touching an image of planet Earth.
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