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Canada’s Colleges and Institutes Gather in Quebec City

Quebec City, May 24, 2016 – From May 29th to 31st, 2016, Cégeps Garneau, Sainte-Foy, Limoilou, and Champlain St. Lawrence will host one of the post-secondary education sector’s most important national gatherings in Quebec City. The conference theme, chosen by the province’s cégeps, is Inspiration: the creative spark and breath that leads to great achievements.

College and Institutes Canada’s (CICan) 45th annual Conference will bring together over 700 delegates representing colleges, cégeps, and technical institutes from across the country, as well as many international partners.

Several high-profile guests will participate as keynote speakers, including Stephen Lewis of the Stephen Lewis Foundation, entrepreneur Lise Watier, and Manjit Minhas, entrepreneur and judge on CBC’s Dragon’s Den.

When: Sunday, May 29 to Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Where: Quebec City Convention Centre

Over the course of three days, the Conference will offer dozens of workshops and presentations focused on the following six thematic streams: Leadership and Governance; Teaching, Learning and Student Success; Applied Research; Indigenous Education; Urban Landscape; and Entrepreneurship.

The complete CICan 2016 Conference schedule is available at

Colleges and Institutes Canada is the national and international voice of Canada’s publicly supported colleges, institutes and polytechnics. Its members work with industry and social sectors to train 1.5 million learners of all ages and backgrounds at campuses serving over 3,000 urban, rural and remote communities in Canada. The association operates in 29 countries via 12 offices around the world.



For more information:

Julien Abord-Babin
Senior Strategic Communications Officer
Colleges and Institutes Canada
Tel.: 613-746-2222, x3131
Twitter: @CollegeCan