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CICan recognizes excellence and leadership at colleges and institutes
April 26, 2021

CICan recognizes excellence and leadership at colleges and institutes

Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) is proud to announce the recipients of its 2021 Awards of Excellence which were recognized during the association’s virtual annual... Read More
CICan issues statement on equity, diversity and inclusion
April 23, 2021

CICan issues statement on equity, diversity and inclusion

On the occasion of Diversity Month in Canada, Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan), today, issued the following official statement on equity, diversity and... Read More
Colleges and institutes supporting the transition to a net zero economy
April 22, 2021

Colleges and institutes supporting the transition to a net zero economy

As we celebrate Earth Day, Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) is releasing a brand-new position paper to highlight the critical role its members across the country can play to help Canada achieve... Read More
Colleges and institutes welcome investments in skills, training and trades
April 19, 2021

Colleges and institutes welcome investments in skills, training and trades

Colleges and institutes across Canada are pleased to see that skills development occupies such a critical role in the government’s recovery plan, as outlined in the federal budget. They stand ready... Read More
Free work integrated training offered to attract and rapidly train long-term care workers across Canada
April 16, 2021

Free work integrated training offered to attract and rapidly train long-term care workers across Canada

Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) is pleased to announce that applications for the Supportive Care Assistant Program, funded by the Government of Canada’s Sectoral Initiatives Program, are now... Read More
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