Ottawa, January 21, 2016 – Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) is pleased that a first round of grants was awarded for 27 projects in 20 colleges and institutes across the country under the Community College Social Innovation Funds (CCSIF). Nearly $6 million have been invested in support of a variety of applied research projects and partnerships looking at social innovation. The CCSIF is administered by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) and aims to increase college capacity to engage in collaborative projects with community organizations and businesses to address social issues such as poverty, crime prevention,... Read more
Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) champions education, training and innovation on a global scale. As the national and international voice of Canadian colleges and institutes, we link Canadian institutions to those in developing countries, helping to transform their education systems. Building on 40 years of international involvement in over 100 countries, we now work in 29 countries via 11 international offices. We work with governments, employers, multi-lateral organizations, and educational institutions to ensure that students have access to relevant, advanced training that leads to employment.
Following the successful launch of the first edition of the Global Talent Competitiveness Index (GTCI) in Singapore last year, many reactions, suggestions, encouragements and constructive criticisms have poured in from different parts of the world and avenues of activity. Governments, businesses and academia have shared with us their hopes and expectations about what future editions of this report should focus on. Based on this rich feedback, a number of improvements have been made to the report and the GTCI’s underlying model. One of the most visible among these changes has been the choice of theme for this second edition, “Growing... Read more
Winnipeg, May 27, 2015 – Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) is pleased to announce the winners of its 2015 Awards of Excellence. These awards recognize best practices and leadership in colleges and institutes from across Canada. The awards were announced during the closing gala of CICan’s 2015 annual conference in Winnipeg. Awards were handed out in eight different categories, including two brand new recognitions for Indigenous Education and Innovation in Applied Research. The other categories are Internationalization, Leadership, Best Program, Staff, Student Leadership and Teaching. “Once again we were thrilled by the submissions we received for the CICan Awards of Excellence”, said Denise Amyot, CICan President and CEO. “Canada’s colleges and institutes never cease to amaze us with their innovative... Read more