Supporting the internationalization of members has been a critical part of CICan’s mandate for the past four decades. In order to continue playing that role efficiently, we embarked this year on a thorough review of our international activities to develop a strategy that meets the needs of members, while reflecting changes in federal policies, industry needs, and general trends in the international post-secondary environment. The process included consultations with members, as well as a review of past and current projects.
CICan’s new international strategy was launched in January and builds on a strong tradition of championing education, training and innovation on a global scale while looking to meet the diverse needs of Canada’s colleges and institutes. Under the new strategy, we will adopt a clearly targeted approach to pursuing business opportunities using key themes as filters and identifying a limited number of regions of focus. We will also seek to diversify sources of project funding.