Main Content

March 4, 2022

CICan’s statement on Ukraine

Ottawa, March 4, 2022 – CICan president and CEO Denise Amyot issued the following statement on the ongoing invasion of Ukraine: As new details emerge on Canada’s commitment to introduce new immigration streams for Ukrainians who want to come to Canada, either temporarily or permanently, I take this opportunity to amplify the messages of solidarity and support of our 140 members across Canada. We are deeply troubled by the continued violent invasion of Ukraine by Russia. We stand with the people of Ukraine, and all non-Ukrainians also suffering in the country. We also acknowledge the many Russian citizens in Canada,... Read more
Read more
February 7, 2022

CICan marks International Development Week

Ottawa, February 7, 2022 – CICan president and CEO Denise Amyot issued the following statement to mark International Development Week: "This 32nd International Development Week (IDW), shines a spotlight on the important contributions that Canadians are making around the world. This year’s theme #GoForTheGoals resonates strongly with us as we continue to work toward the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in partnership with our members and partners.” “In fact, each one of CICan’s programs is tied to the SDGs to ensure that our actions contribute to positive change for people, communities, and the planet. This is especially true for... Read more
Read more
September 23, 2021

CICan marks Global Goals Week with new SDG report

Ottawa, September 23, 2021 – As the world marks Global Goals Week, Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) is pleased to reaffirm its commitment to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). One year after signing the SDG Accord, CICan produced a first report outlining how its many programs, activities and partnerships help support the SDGs in Canada and abroad. It focuses on key goals that have inspired CICan’s strategic plan: Decent Work and Economic Growth (SDG 8), Reduced Inequalities (SDG 10), Gender Equality (SDG 5), Climate Action (SDG 13) and Quality Education (SDG 4) which is treated as an overarching theme at... Read more
Read more
September 23, 2021

Working towards the SDGs for a better future

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals [“SDGs”] are the primary expression of the global community’s commitment to environmental and social sustainability. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet. At its heart are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are an urgent call for action by all countries - developed and developing - in a global partnership. They recognize that ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in-hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur... Read more
Read more
July 7, 2021

CICan to support greater equity, diversity and inclusion with ImpAct-EDI

Ottawa, July 7, 2021 – As part of its commitment to support equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI), as well as promoting greater access to post-secondary education for all, Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) has launched ImpAct-EDI. This new national initiative will facilitate the sharing of best practices and promote a coordinated approach to foster a culture of inclusion specific to the college and institute system. ImpAct-EDI will be based on three main initiatives: a new National EDI Advisory Committee that will provide guidance to the association, a CICan Centre of Excellence on EDI, and the creation of a new community... Read more
Read more
June 15, 2021

Colleges and institutes to help support Canada’s climate action goals with Massive Impact

Ottawa, June 15, 2021 – Supporting a sustainable recovery will require a whole of country effort, and colleges and institutes have a critical role to play. To help leverage the full potential of its members across the country, Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) is launching Massive Impact, a new initiative that will raise awareness among this community and enhance engagement to reduce its environmental footprint. This five-year pan-Canadian project is made possible thanks to $5.3 million in funding from the Government of Canada, through Environment and Climate Change Canada’s $206-million Climate Action and Awareness Fund. “By training students with the... Read more
Read more