Colleges and Institutes Canada

Amplifying our message for all to hear

We enhance the impact of our advocacy efforts by implementing strategic communications initiatives that target national, regional, and online media outlets. Over the year, CICan was featured in prominent outlets like the Globe and Mail, the Ottawa Citizen, the Canadian Press, Maclean’s, the Hill Times, the PIE News, Pédagogie collégiale, Education for Employment magazine and … Continued

Embracing the power of our actions

Our advocacy efforts over the past year were laser-focused on ensuring the government understood our members’ critical role in Canadian innovation. CICan, through active collaboration with the college community, the support of national business associations and student groups, and through deep engagement with government, was able to advance the compelling case from investment in college … Continued

Harnessing the power of a collective voice

CICan has long understood the strength of collaboration and that effective advocacy often requires a collective voice. Over the past year, we leveraged several opportunities to create a stronger, more influential voice. In fall 2022, after a two-year pause, we hosted our flagship “CICan on the Hill” advocacy event. The event focused on sharing perspectives … Continued

Securing a seat at the table

CICan is constantly looking for new and effective ways to ensure our members have a prominent presence and influence in the halls of power. One of the ways we accomplish this is by advocating for our members’ participation in the House of Commons Standing Committees. Over the past year, various members from CICan’s advisory committees … Continued

Raising awareness and amplifying the impact of our members

As the national voice for colleges and institutes across the country, we place the utmost importance on raising awareness and amplifying the impact of our members. Our commitment is to ensure policymakers, stakeholders, and the public recognize our members’ invaluable strengths and contributions and see colleges and institutes as vital to the greater public good. … Continued


We are proud to be the national voice of Canada’s colleges and institutes and have worked tirelessly over the past year to ensure their priorities are heard and understood by Canadians and key decision makers.