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CICan welcomes JP Gladu of CCAB to its Board

Ottawa, May 27, 2015 – Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) is pleased to welcome JP Gladu, President and CEO of the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) to its Board of Directors. Mr. Gladu will sit as a public director representing Aboriginal entrepreneurs.

JP Gladu joins Paul Charette, Chair of Bird Construction Inc, Susan Swan, Senior Corporate Advisor at Imperial Oil Limited and David Lindsay, President and CEO of the Forest Products Association of Canada as elected public director on the Board of CICan. These directors have a key role to play in helping CICan take into account the perspective of its industry partners.

“We are thrilled to welcome JP Gladu to our Board of Directors”, said Denise Amyot, President and CEO of CICan. “His insights into the needs and challenges of Aboriginal businesses and communities will be a welcome addition to our organisation as we work together to improve education outcomes for all Canadians.”

“I’m so pleased to be joining the CICan Board”, added Gladu. “Canada’s colleges and institutes play such an important role in Indigenous communities and are increasingly working with Aboriginal businesses and supporting Aboriginal entrepreneurs. There is huge opportunity to grow this relationship and I am looking forward to being a part of that growth.”

Anishinaabe from Thunder Bay, JP Gladu is a member of the Sand Point First Nation located on the eastern shores of Lake Nipigon. Mr. Gladu has over two decades of experience in the natural resource sector.  His career path includes work with Aboriginal communities and organisations, environmental non-government organisations, industry and governments from across Canada.

Colleges and Institutes Canada is the national and international voice of Canada’s publicly supported colleges, institutes and polytechnics. We 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
613-746-2222 ext 3131
Twitter : @CollegeCan