Board of Directors
As of May 26, 2020, date of the Special meeting of members, CICan adopted new by-laws to govern its board of directors. The new by-laws introduced a new category of directors called At-Large directors. This change was introduced to transition the board towards a more skill-based operating board, as opposed to completely regional based. This shift towards a more skills-based board aims to strengthen CICan’s governance by promoting competency-based leadership, while still ensuring that members from across the country have a voice in governing their association.
There are two categories of At-Large directors: At-Large directors from heads of member institutions and public At-Large Directors. The At-Large Directors are appointed by the Class B member, which is the chair of the board. They are appointed on recommendation of the board of directors. Since the At-Large Directors are appointed by the Chair of the Board on recommendation of the board, members are not required to vote to elect them. It is worth noting that members are still required to vote for Regional Directors when such positions are opened on the board.
Dr. Michel Tarko
President and CEOBritish Columbia and Yukon
Justice Institute of British Columbia
PresidentAt-Large Director from head of an institution
Nova Scotia Community College
Dr. Bryn Kulmatycki
President and CEOAt-Large Director from head of an institution
Northern Lights College
Former Public Sector Deputy Minister / Semi-retired ProfessionalPublic At-Large Director
National Director, Corporate Affairs of Microsoft CanadaPublic At-Large Director
Managing Director, WindReach Consulting Services Inc.Public At-Large Director
Professor Asha Kanwar
President and CEO, Commonwealth of LearningPublic At-Large Director
According to Colleges and Institutes Canada’s By-Laws, the Board of Directors has responsibility to provide leadership to the Association for all of its programs, facilities, and resources. Members of the Board have a responsibility to ensure that the views of their region are made known, while recognizing that as a member of a national Board they must vote according to the best interests of Canadian post-secondary education.