Like its members, CICan has always favored a collaborative approach when tackling complex issues. This year we were proud to continue working with many partners, including: Ongoing collaboration on priority topics with our regional counterparts: Fédération des cégeps, Colleges Ontario, BC Colleges, and Atlantic Colleges Atlantique (formerly the Atlantic Provinces Community College Consortium), as well … Continued
We were thrilled to conclude the training phase and initial evaluation of our ground-breaking Essential Skills Social Finance (ESSF) project, which ended on a very positive note. The project was the first of its kind to leverage social impact bonds in order to finance essential skills training for vulnerable and unemployed Canadians. That initial training … Continued
Canada has a long history of collaboration with Brazil in post-secondary education. With a large Brazilian delegation taking part in CICan’s 2017 annual conference, it was the perfect time to announce a new initiative to encourage Canadian students to pursue a cultural international experience in Brazil. The Canada-Brazil Outbound Student Mobility Program offers bursaries of up to $5,000 each to Canadian … Continued
With support from Scotiabank, we have expanded our recruitment activities in several countries, including the Philippines, where we were involved in the launch, last June, of the Study Direct Stream (SDS) Program. This new initiative helps streamline the study permit application process for Philippine residents looking to study in Canada, with Scotiabank providing eligible students the opportunity to … Continued
Education for Employment (EFE) is CICan’s flagship international program, supporting the development of employment-focused technical and professional training around the world by facilitating partnerships between our members and their international counterparts. This year, we were proud to support three new programs that are currently at different stages of implementation. This includes the Kenya Education for … Continued
Whether with members, other associations, government or industry, collaboration is at the heart of all of CICan’s activities. With multiple ongoing projects around the world, we were able to create new opportunities for our members this year, thanks to innovative partnerships, both at home and abroad.