Every year, we organize several events focused on advocacy that allow leaders from colleges and institutes to engage directly with key policymakers. Among this year’s highlights:
- We collaborated with Employment and Social Development Canada to organize a consultation meeting on May 27, 2016, with members of our Board of Directors and the Industry-College Coalition to advise on a framework for work-integrated learning.
- Over 50 Presidents/CEOs and their government relations advisors joined us in Ottawa for CICan’s first Fall Leaders Forum on October 3-4. The event included a reception on Parliament Hill that attracted over 125 people including many Senators and MPs as well as a series of round tables with parliamentarians and senior public servants.
- Additionally, our President and CEO Denise Amyot, as well as our vice-president, Government Relations and Canadian Partnerships, Christine Trauttmansdorff, took part in many meetings with government officials throughout the year, including a meeting with the liberal Innovation and Post-Secondary Education Caucus on April 18.