Connection Activities

As part of the Conference program there are several Connection Activities that will appeal to different groups of attendees. These activities provide an opportunity to further engage with colleagues with similar backgrounds or interests.


Sunday, April 24

International Pre-Conference Forum

09:00 – 15:00 (no lunch)

(Registration Required with a fee)

The 2022 International Pre-Conference Day aims to bring together international education leaders from around the world to work in partnership, share knowledge and push the boundaries of the technical vocational education and training sector (TVET). This year, our pre-conference day will explore student mobility, gender equality within the TVET sector and celebrate the accomplishments of CICan member institutions who have helped achieve results over 13 years of Education for Employment projects.

Monday, April 25

Presidents Leadership Network Session

10:00 – 12:00

(Registration Required) – Closed Session for CICan Members ONLY

Optional Lunch

12:00 – 12:45

(in person only – additional fee)

Join The Conversation with Your Peers from Across the Country!

This session is an opportunity for Presidents and Directors General from across the country to come together, meet new colleagues, network and discuss strategic issues that are critical to strengthen the college and institute system. Join this interactive networking session, organized in collaboration with CICan Coordinating Committee of the Presidents’ Leadership Network (PLN), to hear guest speakers’ and your peers’ perspectives on hot topics and issues of interest and share yours.

International Connection Activity # 1

10:00 – 11:45

(No registration required)
Information coming soon.

Tuesday, April 26

Navigating Anew in Indigenous, Rural, Remote and Northern Communities Forum

15:30 – 17:30

(No fee, but Registration Required)

Supporting Indigenous, rural, remote, and northern communities throughout the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic has required new innovative approaches to ensure the sustainability and prosperity of these communities.

This forum aims at stimulating broad discussion and reflection on how colleges and institutes can keep improving the response to changing realities and contribute to the economic recovery in key areas such as: advancing truth and reconciliation, developing the workforce of today and tomorrow, meeting diverse needs of learners, creating inclusive learning environments, and responding to labour market needs.

The forum will include an Indigenous lens and will bring together delegates who serve Indigenous, rural, remote, and northern communities to interact with each other through a combination of keynote, plenary and concurrent presentations, and call for action sessions.

Governors Networking Session (E)

15:30 – 17:30

(Registration Required) – Closed Session for CICan Members ONLY

“How can boards support the sustainable development of their college or institution?”

This session offers an opportunity for Governors (members of cégep, college and institute boards) from across the country to network and discuss issues of common interest.

This year, an interactive panel on the role of boards in Sustainable Development in college and institutes will be followed by an opportunity to share challenges, learnings, and best practices from across the country. Best practices and key learnings will be documented during these interactive discussions and shared back to participants.

International Connection Activity # 2 (SI)

15:30 – 17:30

(No registration required)
Information coming soon.

Wednesday, April 27

International Connection Activity # 3 (SI)

08:00 – 09:30

(No registration required)
Information coming soon.