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CICan launches new report and environmental scan on microcredentials
April 12, 2021

CICan launches new report and environmental scan on microcredentials

In order to help understand the latest trends in lifelong learning, Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) has released a new study on the status of microcredentials. Based on an environmental scan... Read More
How Ottawa can help ensure more inclusive post-pandemic recovery
April 9, 2021

How Ottawa can help ensure more inclusive post-pandemic recovery

With its upcoming budget, the federal government has an opportunity to set in motion a truly resilient recovery for Canada. We believe the foundation of this effort must be helping the many... Read More
Overcoming the barriers women face in entering the skilled trades
April 7, 2021

Overcoming the barriers women face in entering the skilled trades

The pandemic exposed the fact that women hold a disproportionate share of low-paying jobs while carrying the brunt of family responsibilities. One area of policy focus should be providing... Read More
CICan releases new national framework for micro-credentials
March 25, 2021

CICan releases new national framework for micro-credentials

With more and more Canadians looking to colleges and institutes for upskilling and reskilling opportunities, micro-credentials have never been in such high demand, or so important to Canada’s... Read More
CICan’s Board of Directors endorses the Future Skills Council’s Report
February 10, 2021

CICan’s Board of Directors endorses the Future Skills Council’s Report

As leaders in Canada’s post-secondary education sector and members of the Board of Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan), we welcome and wholeheartedly support the priorities identified in the... Read More
Government of Canada announces funding to train 4,000 personal support worker interns, support sector
December 4, 2020

Government of Canada announces funding to train 4,000 personal support worker interns, support sector

The Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion, Carla Qualtrough, announced $23.2 million in funding for CICan to develop and implement an accelerated online program to... Read More
CICan welcomes additional support for skills development and training in the Fall economic update
November 30, 2020

CICan welcomes additional support for skills development and training in the Fall economic update

Colleges and Institutes Canada is pleased to see significant investments in the fall economic update in support of skills development and training for Canadians. This includes $1.3 billion over two... Read More
The role of colleges and institutes in Canada’s resilient recovery
November 30, 2020

The role of colleges and institutes in Canada’s resilient recovery

As the federal government prepares to launch its fall economic update, Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) has released a new white paper outlining the essential role that colleges, institutes,... Read More
How supporting skills and training can fuel a resilient recovery
November 28, 2020

How supporting skills and training can fuel a resilient recovery

This fall’s speech from the throne made very clear that helping Canadians gain access to training will be critical to Canada’s post-pandemic recovery in the months and years ahead. The government... Read More
Paula Burns becomes CICan’s new Board Chair
October 22, 2020

Paula Burns becomes CICan’s new Board Chair

Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) is pleased to welcome Lethbridge College president and CEO Paula Burns as its new Board... Read More
CICan welcomes Throne-speech promise of historic investment in training
September 23, 2020

CICan welcomes Throne-speech promise of historic investment in training

Denise Amyot, President and CEO of Colleges and Institutes Canada issued the following statement on the Speech from the Throne to open the second session of the 43rd Parliament of... Read More
CICan marks Global Goals Week with three new initiatives
September 23, 2020

CICan marks Global Goals Week with three new initiatives

As the world celebrates Global Goals Week, Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) is proud to announce three new initiatives focused on helping Canada make progress towards the United Nations... Read More