Registration - In-house Organization

Colleges and Institutes Canada / Collèges et instituts Canada / Denise Amyot, President and Chief Executive Officer

Registration Information
In-house Organization name: Colleges and Institutes Canada / Collèges et instituts Canada
Previous in-house organization names
Responsible Officer Name: Denise Amyot, President and Chief Executive Officer 
Responsible Officer Change History
Initial registration start date: 2008-01-17
Registration status: Active
Registration Number: 873013-16499
Associated Communications

Total Number of Communication Reports: 591

Monthly communication reports in the last 6 months: 40

Version 1 of 48 (2008-01-17 to 2008-08-29)

Version 1 of 48 (2008-01-17 to 2008-08-29) was submitted prior to the Lobbying Act coming into force on July 2, 2008. Due to different information requirements at that time, the registration is presented in the following format.

A. Organization Information

Organization: Association of Canadian Community Colleges
1223 Michael Street North
Suite 200
Ottawa, ON  K1J 7T2
Canada
Telephone number: 613-746-6492
Fax number: 613-746-6721  
Responsible officer name and position during the period of this registration: James Knight, President  
 
Description of the organization's activities: ACCC is the national and international voice of Canada's post-secondary colleges, institutes of technology, university-colleges and cégeps. A membership-based organization, ACCC acts as a forum and advocate for 150 institutions, representing their interests to government and industry.
Organization's membership or classes of membership: Membership is open to Canadian publicly-funded community colleges, institutes of technology, university-colleges and cégeps. An associate membership category is open to orgainzations with an interest in technical and vocational education and the development capacity of colleges.
 
Was the organization funded in whole or in part by any domestic or foreign government institution in the last completed financial year? No
 

B. Lobbyists Employed by the Organization

Name: Terry Anne Boyles
Position title: Vice-President, Member Services and Public Policy
Public offices held: No
 
Name: Anne Brazeau-Monnet
Position title: Senior Government Relations Officer
Public offices held: No
 
Name: Paul Brennan
Position title: Vice-President, Partnership Programs
Public offices held: No
 
Name: Nejat Gorica
Position title: Vice-President, Business Development and Technical Corporation
Public offices held: No
 
Name: James Knight
Position title: President
Public offices held: Yes
 

C. Lobbying Activity Information

Federal departments or organizations which have been or will be communicated with during the course of the undertaking: Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC), Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA), Canada Labour Relations Board (CLRB), Canadian Heritage (PCH), Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Correctional Service of Canada (CSC), Environment Canada, Finance Canada (FIN), Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO), Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAITC), Health Canada (HC), Human Resources Development Canada (HRDC), Industry Canada, Members of the House of Commons, National Research Council (NRC), Natural Resources Canada (NRCan), Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), Prime Minister's Office (PMO), Public Service Commission of Canada (PSC), Revenue Canada (RC), Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), Statistics Canada (StatCan), Strategic Aerospace and Defence Initiative (SADI), Transport Canada (TC), Treasury Board Of Canada Secretariat (TBS), Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD)
Communication techniques that have been used or are expected to be used in the course of the undertaking:
Grass-roots communication, Informal communications, Meetings, Presentations, Telephone calls, Written communications, whether in hard copy or electronic format
 
Subject Matter: Areas of Concern: Aboriginal Affairs, Agriculture/Rural and Remote Communities, Applied Research, Commercialization and Technology Diffusion, Education, Employment and Training, Energy, Environment, Immigration, Industry, Intellectual Property, International Development,, PSE Funding, Science and Technology, Small Business, Taxation and Finance
 
Subject Matter: Retrospective: Aboriginal access to post-secondary education and training; enhanced access to post-secondary education and training for disadvantaged groups; enhanced role of colleges/institutes in applied research, commercialization and technology/knowledge transfer; copyright reform in the digital environment; integration of essential skills in the workplace; increasing level of government support for Immigration Programs and Services within Canada and overseas; increased financial support for infrastructure and deferred maintenance in colleges and institutes; government support for a dedicated post-secondary education funding envelope; sectoral liaison/studies (sector councils); government approach to addressing the challenges facing rural and remote communities; Canada Student Loan Program Reform and enhanced student financial assistance (grants for the first two years of study; alleviating student debt; student mobility both in Canada and overseas; renewable energy; a Pan-Canadian Workforce Development Agenda to address skills gaps; technical assistance and human resources development in developing countries (CIDA); full Goods and Services Tax (GST) rebate for post-secondary institutions; copyright reform in the digital environment; increased tax training benefits for employers and employees; appearances before Government Committees and National Roundtables on issues relevant to colleges and institutes.
Subject Matter: Prospective: Continue seeking awareness and action, advocating interests of membership in response to any federal legislation or areas of national concern (aboriginal education and training; training opportunities for disadvantaged groups; pan-Canadian Workforce Development Agenda; college/institute applied research commercialization and technology/knowledge transfer; copyright reform, allied health; environmental issues; immigration; dedicated post-secondary education funding envelope; renewable energy; student mobility both in Canada and overseas; technical assistance and human resources development overseas; student financial assistance and student debt; challenges facing young adults; essential skills; workplace skills gaps; college/institute statistics; tax training benefits for employers and employees; rural and remote community challenges; Science & Technology Agenda; Federal Budget; Standing Committees) impacting upon activities of colleges, institutes of technology, cégeps, university colleges and the 900 communities they serve.
 
Details Regarding the Identified Subject Matter
Categories Description
Policy or Program Aboriginal access to post-secondary education and training
Policy or Program Acquisition and renewal of facilities and equipment in colleges and institutes
Grant, Contribution or Other Financial Benefit Agriculture Canada - Rural Secretariat: Rural Knowledge Cluster Project
Grant, Contribution or Other Financial Benefit Canada Council on Learning: Association of Canadian Community Colleges Advisory Committee (ACCC) Advisory Committee on College and Institute Statistics
Grant, Contribution or Other Financial Benefit Canada Council on Learning: Health and Learning Knowledge Centre - The Young Adults Work Group
Policy or Program Canada Student Loan Program
Grant, Contribution or Other Financial Benefit Canadian International Development Agency: Brazil Centros Federais de Educacao Tecnologica (CEFET) Strengthening 1000 Women
Grant, Contribution or Other Financial Benefit Canadian International Development Agency: Canadian College Partnership Program
Grant, Contribution or Other Financial Benefit Canadian International Development Agency: Chile Project
Grant, Contribution or Other Financial Benefit Canadian International Development Agency: Decentralized Management of Skills Training in Ukraine
Grant, Contribution or Other Financial Benefit Canadian International Development Agency: Egypt Business Development Services Support Program
Policy or Program Dedicated Post-Secondary Education Funding
Policy or Program Developing college/institute partnerships with both private and public sectors to ensure environmental sustainablitiy
Policy or Program Federal Science and Technology Agenda
Grant, Contribution or Other Financial Benefit Health Canada: Simulation Enhanced Learning and Clinical Competence
Grant, Contribution or Other Financial Benefit Heritage Canada: Pan-Canadian Student Mobility
Grant, Contribution or Other Financial Benefit Human Resources and Social Development: Canadian Immigration Integration Project
Grant, Contribution or Other Financial Benefit Human Resources and Social Development: Creating an Essential Skills Knowledge Exchange and Innovation Network for Educators and the Workplace
Grant, Contribution or Other Financial Benefit Human Resources and Social Development: Essential Skills and Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMEs): Community Colleges and Chambers of Commerce
Grant, Contribution or Other Financial Benefit Human Resources and Social Development: Integrating Immigrant Students into the Canadian Labour market
Grant, Contribution or Other Financial Benefit Human Resources and Social Development: Integration of Essential Skills in the Workplace Based Human Resources Practices
Grant, Contribution or Other Financial Benefit Human Resources and Social Development: Sectoral Liaison Unit
Grant, Contribution or Other Financial Benefit Human Resources and Social Development: the Pan-Canadian Study of College Students, the College Experience and Determinants of First Year Outcomes
Policy or Program Immigration Programs and Services within Canada and overseas
Policy or Program Increased tax training benefits for employers and employees
Grant, Contribution or Other Financial Benefit Industry Canada: Student Connections
Policy or Program Infrastructure and Deferred Maintenance
Policy or Program International Student Mobility
Policy or Program NSERC College and Community Innovation Program (new program for college applied research)
Policy or Program Pan-Canadian Workforce Development Agenda
Policy or Program Renewable Energy Skills Table
Bill or Resolution Request for amendment to the Copyright Act to ensure an appropriate balance between the rights of copyright owners with the unique needs of the educational community.
Policy or Program Student Connections Program
Policy or Program Student Debt
Policy or Program Training Opportunities for Disadvantaged Groups

Subject matters added through a communication report:
Apprenticeship 2008-08-26, 2008-08-27
Essential Skills 2008-08-26, 2008-08-27
Sector Councils 2008-08-26, 2008-08-27
Skills Shortages 2008-08-27
Government institutions added through a communication report: Human Resources and Social Development Canada (HRSDC) View