As the year progressed, many conversations turned to the challenges ahead, and in particular the need to bolster a strong economic recovery. This was the focus of much of the federal government’s Fall economic update and subsequent budget. For us, it has always been clear that colleges and institutes are ideally placed to support Canadians and help their communities respond, post-pandemic. As such, they have a critical role to play in Canada’s economic recovery. To ensure their role is well-understood, we published a white paper in November titled The role of colleges and institutes in Canada’s resilient recovery.