Pre-Congress Activities

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



PIN-WFCP Leadership Summit (EN)

April 20 – 22

The PIN-WFCP Leadership Summit is an opportunity for senior post secondary management attending the congress to engage in strategic thinking and share experiences about today’s key leadership issues. The theme for this year’s summit is “Leadership for Transformation”.
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International Youth Camp (EN)

April 21 – 25

Students will share in a journey of hope, leadership and change and will experience a unique program that will further identify their role as important choice makers and change makers. The program will include activities, discussions, and site visits on topics related to biodiversity, urban water management, Indigenous philosophy, sustainable consumption, climate action and leadership character.

The camp starts on Friday, April 21 and concludes with the departure of participants on Wednesday, April 26, 2023.

To participate an application must be submitted to CICan by the student’s college or institute.

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Futureproofing rural, remote, and northern communities Forum (B/SI)

April 21-22

The collective intelligence of colleges and institutes

Join your international and Canadian colleagues and stakeholders for an evening welcome reception, followed by a full day of engaging discussion around the unique approaches and opportunities within rural, remote and Northern institutions.

Topic areas to be discussed may include:

  • Transportation, infrastructure, broadband internet
  • Climate change; Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), net-zero
  • Attracting talent, immigration, outmigration
  • Wage gap, employment gap, inflation, recession

Registration includes admission to the evening welcome reception.

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Getting to Gender Equality in TVET (SI)

Sunday, April 23 | 8:30 – 10:45

This panel will bring together representatives from international organizations to discuss the future of gender equality in TVET.