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Changes at the Association
In an effort to maximize resources and support to Association and member priorities, ACCC has eliminated its position of VP, Canadian Partnerships. Programs and activities formerly managed by the Canadian Partnerships division are being moved into either the Public Affairs or International Partnerships divisions. With this change, the Canadian Immigrant Integration Program (CIIP) and the Essential Skills for Immigrants (ESI) project, along with their teams have moved under the leadership of Paul Brennan, Vice President, International Partnerships, while the Canadian Forces College Opportunities Program, Corporate Partner Program, Essential Skills projects (in Canada) and all other initiatives and employees previously under Canadian Partnerships are under the leadership of Terry Anne Boyles, Vice President, Public Affairs.
To enhance internal and external communications, as well as the development of joint activities with member institutions, Communications and Information Services, headed by its Director, Shawn Dearn, will report directly to the President and CEO.
André Beaudry, Vice President, Canadian Partnerships is no longer with the Association and we wish him every success in his future endeavours.
Meetings with Minister Jason Kenney, Stakeholders
We recently met with Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development and Minister for Multiculturalism, to discuss his new role and share perspectives on skills shortages, the labour force, and more.
We also recently welcomed Technology Professionals Canada CEOs Barry Cavanaugh (Alberta), John Leech (British Columbia) and David Thomson (Ontario) to the ACCC offices to discuss their organization, and the following areas of common interest for possible collaboration: technology education and careers, skills shortages and internationally trained professionals.
ACCC in the News
The ongoing dispute between the union representing Foreign Service officers and the federal government continues to cause concern for international students and member institutions, which has generated significant media attention. With heightened engagement and increased profile, ACCC has garnered the following media coverage: Many international students still waiting for visas to study in Canada (The Globe and Mail); Striking diplomats rally, tweet as contract dispute drags on (CBC News online), as well as national radio news (CBC Radio 1).
Following our submission to the Government of Canada’s 2014 Budget process, we participated in a French-language interview with Radio-Canada | Bonjour la Côte to discuss the investment priorities of members.
ACCC Communications is also working on future programming and college features with CBC Radio’s The Current and with Maclean’s Magazine. Stay tuned!
Save the Dates
The 2013 ACCC Symposium on Serving Indigenous Learners and Communities will take place on December 2-3 in Vancouver, and the next ACCC Applied Research Symposium will be held March 5-6, 2014, in Ottawa. Information on these events will be posted on the website as it becomes available.
CEO on the Move
Meeting and listening to our members is one of the new CEO’s top priorities. Last week, Denise had the pleasure of visiting three Montreal area cégeps, including Cégep Marie-Victorin; Vanier College; and Collège de Rosemont. This week, Denise is in Alberta meeting with SAIT Polytechnic; Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT); and Olds College, where she will present the two 2013 ACCC Awards of Excellence announced at the Annual Conference in Penticton, at a special Olds ceremony.
Did You Know?
Did you know that George Stroumboulopoulos (@strombo) studied Radio Broadcasting at Humber College? A college success story to be sure!