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 the banking sector, the SCA program was Bunmi’s first step into healthcare.  The program provided her with six weeks of free online training, followed by a two-month paid work placement with Sanctum Care Group in Saskatoon. Bunmi enjoyed both aspects of the program, particularly her work placement.  “The experience gained…

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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
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