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Corporate Partnerships

CICan partners with organizations that are national in scope to expand opportunities and offer new products and services to our members.

Partners benefit from brand visibility through CICan’s website, communications channels, and national events, as well as unprecedented access to Canada’s extensive network of colleges and institutes, and customized content.

Brand visibility

Network access

  • Engage CICan member lists through direct emails. Lists include presidents and CEOs, VPs and deans, applied research directors, international directors, and more.
  • Access CICan’s Events webpage to share company events of potential interest to leaders in the college and institute sector.

Customized content

  • Gain knowledge through commissioned studies on sector trends or programs of interests and tailored presentations on opportunities in the college and institute sector.
  • Share companying messaging through CICan-coordinated webinars for member institutions on a topic of choice.

Partnership Options










Two (2) articles and two (2) sponsored ads annually in CICan’s Perspectives newsletter
Up to four (4) posts monthly to a total of 48 posts per year on CICan’s social media channels (Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn)
Recognition on CICan’s website, including logo and description of unique value proposition for members
Up to two (2) direct emails annually to targeted CICan member lists
Access to CICan’s Events webpage to share company events of potential interest to leaders in the college and institute sector
Recognition at national CICan events (including promotional materials, programs, and signage, as well as verbal acknowledgement during sessions)
CICan annual conference opportunities, including:
One (1) free pass to attend
One (1) free exhibit space, one (1) speaking opportunity, and discounted session sponsorship
Recognition on promotional materials, including website, final program, and signage
Opportunity to provide one (1) promotional item in participant packages
Access to database of delegates (names and titles only) provided one week in advance of event
One (1) opportunity annually for customized content, for example:

  • a commissioned study on programs of interest or sector trends,
  • a quarterly media report on an area of interest,
  • a tailored presentation on opportunities in the college and institute sector,
  • a CICan-coordinated webinar for member institutions on a topic of choice.

Other customizable sponsorship packages

Recognition Partner

Could include: Sponsorship of CICan’s annual Awards of Excellence ($8,000), and annual Student Art Showcase ($2,000)

Leadership Partner

Could include: Sponsorship of one of more of CICan’s Leadership Institutes for professional development ($2,000 per institute)

Indigenous Education Partner

Could include: Sponsorship of CICan’s annual Indigenous Education Symposium ($3,000), and opportunities to engage CICan’s national Indigenous Advisory Committee

Innovation Partner

Could include: Sponsorship of CICan’s Applied Research Symposium ($2,000) and Student Innovation Showcase ($2,000), or CICan’s digital Innovation Showcase ($2,000)

Advocacy Partner

Could include: Sponsorship of CICan’s Fall advocacy event in Ottawa, or advocacy materials, studies, and reports ($3,000)

Global Mobility Partner

Could include: Sponsorship of international student fair or event and opportunities to provide a welcome package for international students ($TBD)

Student Experience Partner

Could include: Opportunities to host student interns or co-op students, or tailored student recruitment ($TBD)

Skills Development Partner

Could include: Sponsorship of CICan’s Continuing Education Symposium ($2,000) or CICan’s Bursaries ($2,000)

Advertising opportunities

Associations can benefit from opportunities to share messages with CICan’s audience through unique digital advertising. Cost varies based on placement, size, and duration.



1 month

2 months

3 months

Website Advertising Leaderboard, Square,
or Triple Widescreen
$500 $900 $1,400
Perspectives sponsored content Text
(200 words)
per issue
same content in two (2) issues
Perspectives advertising Leaderboard, Square,
or Triple Widescreen
par issue
two (2) issues

Ad Sizes
Leaderboard (728 x 90 pixels)
Square (250 x 250 pixels)
Triple Widescreen (250 x 360 pixels)

Contact us

For more information on corporate partnerships and advertising opportunities please contact us using the form below.

Current Partners

Avis Budget Group

Take advantage of preferred rates and additional promotions throughout the year.

CICan member institutions can save up to 25% off Avis base rates and up to 25% off Budget base rates when renting a vehicle from a participating location in Canada or the contiguous United States. Complete your reservation and receive instant online and email confirmation of your travel plans.


Plan for sustainability with BGIS

Sustainable buildings are not only good for the environment, they’re good for business. Using industry-leading expertise and tools, BGIS can help you plan system renewals and upgrades that will maximize the efficiency, sustainability and operational integrity of your real estate assets.

BGIS has the in-house expertise to take care of the auditing, analysis, incentive applications, recommendations and implementations required to institute positive change. CICan members enjoy 20% off on Energy Audits and Building Condition Assessments for facilities that are a minimum of 50,000 sq. ft.

Contact BGIS to get started today!

Field Effect

Powerful cyber security accessible to colleges and institutes

Field Effect believes powerful cyber security should be accessible for all businesses and organizations. CICan member institutions can benefit from Field Effect’s threat detection, monitoring, training, and compliance products and services:

Work with Field Effect to train students on vital online technologies and take advantage of the results of years of research and development by the brightest talents in the cyber-security industry.

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TD Insurance Meloche Monnex

Save more with TD Insurance

Thanks to TD Insurance, staff at a participating CICan member institutions have privileged access to the TD Insurance Meloche Monnex program, which offers savings through preferred insurance rates. Take full advantage of this chance to save and enjoy the outstanding customer service you deserve. TD’s knowledgeable representatives are always ready to help!

Click here for more information and to find out how much you can save!

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