Board of Directors
The Board of Directors of Colleges and Institutes Canada is composed of 12 college and institute presidents from across the country. Up to 6 additional directors may also be invited to join the board (up to 2 from among college and institute presidents, and up to 4 from outside the college system).
The governance structure empowers the Association to advocate strategically at the national and international levels as well as support its member institutions as they address challenges and opportunities in the post-secondary education sector. The composition of CICan’s board contributes to effective governance and reflects the skills, experience, and qualities required of a board of directors under the Not-for-Profit Corporations Act.
Dr. Michel Tarko
President and CEOBritish Columbia and Yukon
Justice Institute of British Columbia
President & CEOManitoba, Saskatchewan and Nunavut
Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies (SIIT)
President, Nova Scotia Community CollegeAt-Large Directors from head of institutions
Nova Scotia Community College
President, Cégep d’AlmaAt-Large Directors from head of institutions
President, Camosun CollegeAt-Large Directors from head of institutions
Former Public Sector Deputy Minister / Semi-retired Professional
National Director, Corporate Affairs of Microsoft CanadaPublic At-Large Director
Managing Director, WindReach Consulting Services Inc.Public 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.