CICan welcomes new board members

Ottawa, June 13, 2019 – Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) is pleased to welcome four new members to its Board of Directors. The new directors were elected during CICan’s annual general meeting, held on June 12.

Nathalie Vallée, Director General of Collège Ahuntsic in Quebec, Peter Devlin, President of the Fanshawe College of Applied Arts and Technology in Ontario, and Mary Butler, incoming President and CEO at the New Brunswick Community College (NBCC) were elected by members in their respective regions as Elected Internal Directors. Nada Semaan, Director and CEO of Financial Transactions Reports Analysis Center of Canada (FINTRAC), was elected as one of four Elected Public Directors representing diverse sectors.

At the board meeting following the AGM, the directors appointed Michel Tarko, President and CEO of the Justice Institute of British Columbia as Chair for a second year, and François Dornier, Director General of the Cégep de Rimouski, as their new Vice-Chair.

“We are lucky to welcome so many accomplished senior leaders to our Board of Directors, said Denise Amyot, president and CEO of CICan. “They all bring a wealth of experience, which will be critical to ensure that our association continues to stay on top of the latest trends and challenges in the rapidly evolving world of skills and education. We are also incredibly grateful to all our outgoing board members.”

CICan’s annual general meeting was also an opportunity to reflect on the association’s accomplishments over the past year, as outlined in its annual report.

Click here to view the full list of CICan board members, including bios.


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.



For more information:

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