Post-Secondary Institutions Stepping Up Amidst COVID-19

Amidst COVID-19, individual post-secondary education institutions have stepped up for the betterment of not only their students, but also all Canadians. If you are wondering how, you can learn from our education association members below.

“These have been challenging times for all Canadians, and post-secondary institutions are no exceptions. This has not stopped them from supporting their communities and their many industry partners. From offering free training to local SMEs needing to rethink their business model on the fly, or employing applied research facilities, 3D printers, and other resources, to finding innovative ways to meet demand for medical equipment and keep Canadians safe, the contributions of our colleges and institutes in these trying times are nothing short of inspiring. They remain, as always, invaluable partners that help fuel innovation and contribute to stronger, resilient communities.” 

Denise Amyot, President and CEO, Colleges Institutes Canada

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“Canada’s polytechnics have been responding to COVID-19 with their typical ingenuity. As classrooms were transitioning to online delivery, institutions were also finding new ways they could help both students and their communities. Healthcare students nearing graduation joined the workforce early, extensive donations of protective clothing and life-saving equipment were made, and institutions stepped up to provide emergency financial aid to students trying to finish their terms. The speed and scope of the response has been awe-inspiring.”

Sarah Watts-Rynard, CEO, Polytechnics Canada

Click here to learn how Canada’s polytechnics are responding to the COVID-19 crisis.


“Canada’s universities are on the front lines of mitigating risks and finding solutions to the COVID-19 pandemic. While universities continue to prioritize the health, safety and wellbeing of their students, faculty, staff and broader communities, they are ramping up research in the national interest and leveraging assets in support of Canada’s public health response. From medical students helping frontline health care workers, to engineers working to develop prototypes for essential medical equipment, to researchers donating personal protective gear from their labs, the university community is springing into action to support Canada’s critical needs in this time of crisis.”

Paul Davidson, President and CEO, Universities Canada

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*Please note that our members quotes were shared in alphabetical order of their organization.