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Denise Amyot accepts second mandate at the head of CICan

Ottawa, June 27, 2018 – Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) is very pleased to announce that current President and CEO Denise Amyot has accepted a second five-year mandate at the head of the national association. Ms. Amyot’s contract was renewed by CICan’s Board of Directors and announced to the membership at CICan’s Annual General Meeting on June 19th.

“Denise Amyot is a tireless champion of colleges and institutes and the pivotal role they play in preparing Canadians with skills for the future. She is ideally suited to advocate for members during the next five years”, said Liane Roy, President and CEO of Collège communautaire du Nouveau-Brunswick, and outgoing Chair of CICan’s Board of Directors. “The renewed responsibilities accorded to Ms. Amyot are a sign of CICan’s strong representation of members under her leadership as well as an expression of the Board’s appreciation for her dedicated service as CEO over the past five years.”

Among her tasks, Denise Amyot will oversee the implementation of a new strategic plan that will lead the association into 2024.

“I am extremely honoured to be given the privilege to continue representing Canada’s colleges and institutes”, said Denise Amyot.  “I look forward to leading our fantastic team over the next five years, particularly as we develop our next strategic plan for 2019-2024. Colleges and institutes are on the forefront of preparing Canada’s workforce which makes this an exciting and promising time for them. Though there is much work to do, I believe the best is yet to come for our members. ”

About Colleges and Institutes Canada:
Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) is the voice of Canada’s publicly-supported colleges, institutes, cegeps and polytechnics, and an international leader in education for employment with ongoing programs in over 25 countries. CICan’s members add over $190B to Canada’s economy each year and contribute to inclusive economic growth by working with industry and community partners to offer more than 10,000 programs to learners in urban, rural, remote, and northern communities.

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For more information:

Julien Abord-Babin
Senior Strategic Communications Officer
Colleges and Institutes Canada
jabord-babin@collegesinstitutes.ca
Tel.: 613-746-2222 ext. 3131
Twitter: @CollegeCan