Facilitating mentorship for presidents

Building on the success of our celebrated leadership institutes, we developed a brand-new mentorship program with the support of our co-presidents (former college administrators Nicole Rouillier and Gilbert Héroux) and a national advisory committee. The program was launched in December and since then, 15 mentors have signed on and stand ready to offer personalized support … Continued

Promoting healthy habits by going beyond salt

This last year saw us wrapping up the Beyond Salt project. This two-year pan-Canadian initiative brought colleges and institutes together to develop, test and validate new teaching material on sodium reduction. The project concluded with the launch of open sodium-reduction teaching materials and lessons plan, that are available to all our members, as well as … Continued

Planning for Canada

Even though the pandemic had a huge impact on the Canadian immigration process, our Planning for Canada project continued its activities to help new immigrants prepare for their arrival in these tumultuous times. The program pivoted to exclusively online delivery of services in April 2020 from its offices in India and the Philippines. The entire … Continued

Recognizing excellence

Even though our annual conference was canceled in 2020, we still took some time to recognize our members, as well as exceptional individuals making a difference within their college or institute. Our awards of excellence were announced in May 2020, and since recipients could not be honoured in person, we created an online showcase to … Continued

Making education more accessible for students

This year, we handed out a second round of bursaries as part of the Paul and Gerri Charette Bursary Program, which was launched in 2019. What’s more, in recognition of the particular challenges students have faced this year, we were able to double the amount of the bursaries awarded thanks to a very generous new contribution … Continued

Building internal capacity

With so many new projects, this was a year of significant growth for us as an association and many new positions had to be created. In total, our staff increased by 45% over the past fiscal year. As our team continued to grow, we launched several important internal projects to build capacity and better serve … Continued

Helping Canada progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals

Our work on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) continued this year, receiving a new and expanded presence on our website, and via our many projects. To help our members support sustainable development, we launched the SDG Toolkit for Canadian Colleges and Institutes in September. This practical guide was made available to all post-secondary institutions as an … Continued

Supporting our international partners

Despite the challenges caused by the pandemic, we continued working with our many international partners this year. Announced in 2019, our Education for Employment (EFE) Program – Al-Najah Tunisia program truly got off the ground this year as partnerships were established between member institutions and our local partners. We also successfully wrapped up EFE projects in … Continued

Launching careers for the future

In addition to the Supportive Care Assistant program launched with the Building Capacity in Long Term Care project, our Career Launcher initiative continued to grow this year thanks to new subsidies for returning internship programs (Clean Tech, Digital Tech and Natural Ressources), as well as the creation of our new ImpAct Internships program. Funded by … Continued

Supporting under-represented and disadvantaged groups

Announced in 2019, the Unlocking Inclusive Pre-Apprenticeship Pathways continued this year in partnership with the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum to identify and adapt pre-apprenticeship training programs to meet the needs of under-represented and disadvantaged groups. This is especially important in the context of COVID-19, which exposed further skills gaps in the labour market. We also launched a new … Continued