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Canadian Colleges for a Resilient Recovery

A ground breaking pan-Canadian college initiative to bridge the skills gap for a Resilient Recovery

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Canadian Colleges for a Resilient Recovery (C2R2) is a coalition of leading colleges, cégeps, institutes and polytechnics from across Canada.

By working together, colleges can help lead the transition to a clean economy. With a vision to build back better from the COVID-19 crisis, colleges are positioned to quickly develop thousands of training and research opportunities to help Canadians access good jobs, support the transition to the low carbon economy, and foster inclusion, diversity, and equity.

The coalition is working together to support the rapid development and deployment of new curriculum and research initiatives to support resilience in our towns and cities across Canada.

A truly resilient recovery is inclusive and equitable. Central to the coalition’s focus is creating inclusive opportunities, supporting equity and continuing to support truth and reconciliation with First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples.

CICan and C2R2 have formed a special affiliation with a shared commitment to environmental sustainability and resilient recovery. Through shared membership and collaboration, CICan and C2R2 can jointly promote and position the sector as key players in Canada’s resilient economic recovery that will benefit all.  

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By 2030, Canada could create more than five million quality job-years of employment by greening the power grid, electrifying transport and upgrading our homes and workplaces to be more comfortable and flood resilient.

The Task Force for A Resilient Recovery
Build Back Better: A Roadmap to the Canada We Want

Areas of impact


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Holland College

Training workers for the low carbon economy

Applied Research

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Mohawk College

Supporting business and industry through innovation

Demonstration Projects

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Saskatchewan Polytechnic

Showcasing and testing new technologies for a low carbon Canada

Canadian Colleges for a Resilient Recovery brings together colleges, institutions, cégeps and polytechnics from across Canada to together create an action plan that targets training Canadians for work in the low carbon economy.

Partners with leading sustainability programs were brought together during the summer of 2020 to collectively react and respond to the impacts of COVID-19. The support and enthusiasm expressed by all partners has enabled immediate and collective action to realize the mission of the coalition—to support a truly resilient recovery in Canada by creating new opportunities for training, applied research and demonstration projects that upskill workers, support businesses, and showcase innovation across Canada.

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