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Colleges and Institutes Canada
Collèges et instituts Canada (CICan)

UNEVOC Centre (National Body) since 2012

Colleges and Institutes Canada is the national, voluntary membership organization representing colleges and institutes in Canada and internationally. Colleges and Institutes Canada is the home of the pan-Canadian UNEVOC centre and is the voice of Canada’s 137 public post-secondary institutes of applied learning and applied research. Colleges and Institutes Canada is also a member, and the current chair, of the World Federation of Colleges and Polytechnics (WFCP).

Colleges and Institutes Canada's Secretariat in Ottawa represents 135 members with the federal government and industry and is ISO certified. It also organizes conferences and workshops for college staff, students and board members to facilitate networking and participation in national and international programs, services and awards.


Mission

Colleges and Institutes Canada will champion and support the learning provided by member institutions.


Objectives

Colleges and Institutes Canada will be the most respected voice in post-secondary education

Strategic Goals:

Colleges and Institutes Canada will

• Advocate for Members

• Promote the excellence of members as the prime providers of advanced skills and applied research for social and economic development.

• Optimize relationships with the federal government.

• Develop an advocacy plan in consultation with members and their regional associations to influence policy and seek resources.

• Mobilize members around shared objectives.

• Foster national and international partnerships to benefit members.

Colleges and Institutes Canada will

• Engage and Support Members

• Be a catalyst for innovation and collaboration to enhance the success of members and their students.

• Recognize and serve the diversity of member institutions (metropolitan, rural, anglophone, francophone, aboriginal, polytechnic, institute, college, cégep, university college and baccalaureate) by organizing forums to define common interests and strategies.

• Convene members around exemplary practices.

• Showcase and share members' innovative capacities and achievements.

• Respond to the diversity of members by recognizing and supporting their unique realities.

• Facilitate accessible pathways for students to pursue studies domestically and internationally, and promote enhanced credential recognition.

• Expand opportunities for members to connect faculty, staff and students with national and international communities.

• Strengthen member capacity through national and international partnerships.


Regular tasks

The International Partnerships Division, with over 700 projects in 105 countries over the past 30 years, affords opportunities for colleges and institutes to establish institutional linkages, to offer students learning opportunities aboard, to recruit foreign students, and to build the capacity of sister institutions in developing countries. Members are engaged through the policy, design, implementation and evaluation stages.

With private and public sector partners, the Canadian Partnerships Division designs and initiatives to support the advanced skills agenda. It engages members in collaboration with employer organizations on entrepreneurship development, advancing the economic integration of newcomers and facilitating innovation in learning.

The International Partnerships Division is also responsible for supporting members to send students abroad in the recently announced Canadian government, Outbound Student Mobility project. The Association, through its members will endeavor to send in excess of 4700 to study abroad over a 4-year period beginning in 2020.

The Public Affairs Division is responsible for advocacy, communications, media relations and leadership development. It showcases member expertise through awards of excellence, the annual conference, symposia and publications and sustains engagement in areas of common interest including rural, remote and northern colleges, metropolitan colleges, aboriginal learners, immigrants and applied research. The division liaises with federal officials, stakeholders and sister organizations.


Focus and interest

Work area

Which of the following fields is the UNEVOC Centre working on?
  
Sharing knowledge about TVET
 
 
Primary focus
  
Developing knowledge
 
 
Primary focus
  
Developing and building capacities
 
 
Primary focus
  

Beneficiaries

Who are the beneficiaries of the UNEVOC Centre's work?
  
Teachers
 
 
Primary focus
  
Researchers
 
 
Primary focus
  
Policy makers
 
 
Primary focus
  
Private sector
 
 
Primary focus
  


Engagement interest

What is the highest level of engagement the Centre is interested in in the following fields?
   
Greening of TVET institutions and skills
 
 
 
Interested to lead
   
Migration
 
 
 
Interested to lead
   
OER and Online Learning
 
 
  Interested to contribute
   
Equity of access in TVET
 
 
 
Interested to lead
   
Gender equality in TVET
 
 
 
Interested to lead
   
Fostering entrepreneurship
 
 
 
Interested to lead
   
Industry 4.0 / Smart production
 
 
 
Interested to lead
   

Activity interest

Which types of activities is the UNEVOC Centre most interested in?
  
Capacity development projects
 
 
Highly interested
  
Policy oriented projects
 
  Moderately interested
  
Knowledge development
 
 
Highly interested
  
Workshops and conferences
 
  Moderately interested
  


Regional collaboration interest

What are the UNEVOC Centre's collaboration interests?
  
Within my cluster
 
 
Highly interested
  
With Africa
 
 
Highly interested
  
With the Arab States
 
 
Highly interested
  
With Asia and the Pacific
 
 
Highly interested
  
With Europe, CIS and North America
 
 
Highly interested
  
With Latin America and the Caribbean
 
 
Highly interested
  




Contact

Collèges et instituts Canada (CICan)
701-1 Rideau Street
K1N 8S7 Ottawa
Ontario, Canada
Canada

http://www.collegesinstitutes.ca/

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Head of UNEVOC Centre
Marie-Josée Fortin
Director International Partnership Programs
International Partnership Division



UNEVOC Coordinator
Manager, Asia and the Middle East Darrin Caron
Represent CICan and its members in the Middle East and Asia
International Partnerships

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