The latest edition of CICan’s SDG toolkit highlights college and institute best practices in sustainability

Ottawa, March 9, 2023 – In celebration of SDG Week Canada, Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) is pleased to launch the latest edition of its SDG toolkit. The updates include 11 new case studies from nine colleges and institutes, showcasing the innovative ways they incorporate the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) across keys areas of postsecondary education, including academics, student life and campus communities, applied research, infrastructure, internationalization, finance, and governance.

CICan’s SDG Toolkit for Canadian Colleges and Institutes is a practical guide to the SDGs made available to all post-secondary institutions as an open educational resource (OER). Developed with support from the McConnell Foundation, it is regularly updated and includes valuable information about the SDGs, tips on how to implement them in post-secondary contexts as well as best-practices and resources from member institutions.

This latest version of the toolkit includes updates from Vancouver Island University, Langara College, Collège Ahuntsic, Selkirk College, Nova Scotia Community College, New Brunswick Community College, Confederation College, Canadore College and Fanshawe College.

“CICan is incredibly proud of the many ways our members incorporate the SDGs across everything they do. This latest edition of the SDG Toolkit is a testament to their innovation,” says CICan President and CEO, Denise Amyot. “We hope that others in postsecondary will use this resource to advance the SDGs on more campuses across the country, and that others beyond will be inspired to take their work even further.”

More generally, CICan uses the SDGs as a framework for collaboration to ensure that the work of the association contributes to positive change for people, communities, and the planet. See CICan’s website for more on the association’s work in advancing the SDGs.


About Colleges and Institutes Canada:

CICan is the national and international voice of Canada’s largest post-secondary education network. It advocates, builds capacity, and drives knowledge to strengthen Canada’s publicly supported colleges, institutes, CEGEPs, and polytechnics. With more than 95% of Canadians living within 50 km of a member institution, and thanks to its extensive reach around the globe, CICan works to future-proof communities in Canada and abroad.

We respectfully acknowledge that CICan’s offices in Ottawa are located on the traditional and unceded territory of the Algonquin Anishinaabe Nation.


For more information: 

Leah Jurkovic
Director, Communications
Colleges and Institutes Canada
Twitter: @CollegeCan