CICan’s pre-budget submission recommends increased funding for applied research

September 17, 2014

In its 2015 pre-budget submission to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance, Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) is asking for increased funding for applied research and entrepreneurship at the college level, for more incentives to maximize skills training and labour market participation for all Canadians, and for the creation of a college program for equipment and infrastructure development. “Thanks to cutting-edge research and training, colleges are key to driving Canada’s economy forward. Investment in college innovation is critical so that students and employers have the tools needed to make Canada work,” said CICan President Denise Amyot. To enable applied research at colleges, CICan recommends increasing the budget of the Tri-Council College and Community Innovation program and creating dedicated funding for internships and international research opportunities for students in college programs. CICan News Release