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Government of Canada Supports International Competitiveness of Canadian Colleges and Institutes

September 17, 2013 – The Association of Canadian Community Colleges (ACCC) is pleased to be among 39 national industry associations receiving investments from the Government of Canada’s 2013-14 Global Opportunities for Associations (GOA) program.

ACCC is receiving a $135-thousand investment towards increasing Canada’s competitiveness in the international education market.

“Canada’s colleges and institutes are known around the world for their advanced, applied programs that produce job-ready graduates,” said ACCC President and CEO, Denise Amyot. “This funding supports ACCC’s work to promote the value and expertise of Canada’s colleges and assists in creating economic opportunities for our member institutions.”

The GOA funding is supporting a digital recruitment strategy with enhanced online college program resources, as well as the Association’s ongoing student recruitment efforts in Brazil; francophone Africa and India. ACCC recently led a delegation of thirty Canadian institutions to Brazil, partially funded through the GOA, to strengthen collaboration and enhance recruitment. As a result, Canada’s colleges and institutes are preparing to welcome as many as 2,000 students and 1,000 teachers from Brazil over the next two years through the Science Without Borders initiative – a benefit of over $120 million to Canada’s economy.

The GOA funding program delivers assistance across a wide range of key sectors of the Canadian economy, including education, financial services, aerospace, infrastructure, and information and communications technologies. The GOA program provides matching funding of up to 50 percent of eligible expenses to support national associations for the benefit of an entire sector.

ACCC is the national and international voice of Canada’s publicly-funded colleges and institutes, with 1.5 million learners of all ages and backgrounds at campuses serving over 3,000 urban, rural and remote communities.


For more information:

Shawn Dearn
Director of Communications, ACCC
613-746-2222 Ext. 3123
Twitter: @ACCC_Comms