CICan is proud to be the national voice of Canada’s colleges and institutes and has worked tirelessly over the past year to ensure their priorities are heard and understood by Canadians and key decision makers.
As the voice of colleges and institutes in Ottawa, we joined forces with other organizations this year to advance our members’ priorities, including the need to support upskilling and reskilling in order to help Canadians adjust to changes in the labour market. We worked with Universities Canada to submit proposals on student mobility and market … Continued
We contributed to multiple federal consultations this year, through written submissions or by appearing before committees. Pre-budget submission to the Standing Committee on Finance Submission to the Special Senate Committee on the Charitable Sector Submission to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with … Continued
CICan’s advocacy efforts were supported by a variety of communications activities targeting national and regional media. Over the year, we published op-eds, provided interviews and were featured in media such as the Globe and Mail, CBC, HuffPost, Maclean’s, the Hill Times, the PIE News, Study Travel Magazine, and Le Droit. We also continued working with … Continued
Colleges and institutes across the country will benefit from a strong and passionate voice on the newly created Future Skills Council, as CICan CEO Denise Amyot was named as one of its 15 members. The Council will advise government and inform the priorities of the new Future Skills Centre which was launched on February 14 … Continued
With a federal election planned in the Fall of 2019, CICan’s advocacy work has focused on preparing an election strategy to ensure colleges and institutes are heard by all parties during the campaign. We created a brand-new committee, gathering college and institute professionals working in communications and government relations, to advise our team and further … Continued