Friday, June 24, 2022

CICan’s new three-year International Strategy

 Ottawa, June 16, 2022 – As Canadian colleges and institutes emerge from the global pandemic, Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) is pleased to share a brand-new vision for its approach to international education and development. CICan’s new three-year International Strategy works to futureproof the Canadian college and institute network through internationalization and global engagement.

Developed following extensive consultation with both member institutions and partners from outside the college and institute sector, the new International Strategy officially began implementation in April and complements CICan’s existing 2019-2024 Strategic Plan: Strengthening the System.

The strategy will support CICan members as they pursue new opportunities in international education across three pillars: futureproofing Canada; bringing the world to Canada; taking Canada to the world. It will enhance outbound student mobility and help Canadian students develop highly sought-after global skills, diversify student recruitment, build the capacity of members to implement their internationalization strategies, and strengthen international cooperation with new models for business development.

The Strategy is aligned with CICan’s commitment the Sustainable Development Goals. In particular, it supports colleges and institutes as they continue to champion inclusive and equitable access to Quality Education, Gender Equality, Decent Work and Economic Growth, Reduced Inequalities, and Climate Action.

The strategy also provides new and revised frameworks for collaboration between institutions in Canada and abroad to help achieve stronger Partnerships for the Goals.

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