Colleges and Institutes Canada

Empower

CICan is dedicated to empowering our members by facilitating a variety of programs and offering services that help them achieve their goals. From representing them on the international stage to providing professional development, our association is always driven by an unwavering commitment to members.

Bringing people together at national events

CICan’s 2017 Conference, held in Ottawa from April 30 to May 2, was all about celebration this year. Celebration of 150 years of Canadian history since Confederation, but also of our members’ many successes including a gala to honour the winners of this year’s CICan awards of excellence. The event was a rousing success, with … Continued

Supporting the internationalization of colleges and institutes

CICan has a long history of international work, supporting our members in their internationalization goals. To this end, we engage with a variety of partners around the world, including the World Federation of Colleges and Polytechnics (WFCP) where we play a leadership role. One of the big challenges this year was to help members align with … Continued

Creating new internship opportunities for graduates

CICan launched the brand-new Career-Launcher Internships Program in September. This new initiative provides internship opportunities to new graduates thanks to two different program streams focused on the green economy: Clean Tech Internships, which CICan has been offering since 2015, and the brand new Natural Resources Internships. Both programs are funded by the Government of Canada as part of … Continued

Celebrating Canada 150 and the role of education in nation building

2017 was a big year for Canada as it celebrated its long history in which education has played an essential role, with our members profoundly linked to the development of their communities dating back well before confederation. To highlight the contribution of colleges and institutes to Canada, we produced a timeline and a website showcasing … Continued

Offering tailor-made professional development

This year, CICan’s leadership institutes welcomed more than 150 enthusiastic participants from colleges and institutes across the country. Of the seven programs offered over the summer months, spaces for four of them were filled by early spring and had waiting lists, including the newest institute for applied research and innovation. This brand-new program was specifically designed … Continued

Reflecting on the future of immigrant integration

CICan’s Canadian Immigrant Integration Program (CIIP) has a long history of leadership and innovation in the pre-arrival sector but recent developments have had major consequences for its service delivery model. To explore ways of responding to the changed immigrant integration landscape for the next proposal, CIIP convened a college and institute consultation in Toronto, in … Continued