CICan releases Indigenous Education Protocol for Colleges and Institutes

December 5, 2014

Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) has launched its “Indigenous Education Protocol for Colleges and Institutes.” The Protocol highlights 7 principles that CICan has identified as being essential to meeting Indigenous peoples’ learning needs and to support self-determination and socio-economic development of Indigenous communities. “The Indigenous Protocol highlights opportunities for Canada’s postsecondary institutes to meaningfully collaborate with First Nation communities. Enhancing relationships between First Nation communities and postsecondary providers will likely generate an environment of mutuality designed to encourage success among Aboriginal learners,” said Ken Tourand, Chair of CICan’s Indigenous Education Committee and President of the Nicola Valley Institute of Technology. CICan has invited all of the 137 colleges, institutes, polytechnics, and CEGEPs it represents to sign the protocol; approximately 25 signed at Wednesday’s launch. CICan News Release | CBC News