GPOP CONFERENCE 2023 ┃April 22-23 ┃ Montreal, QC 

The Governance and President’s Office Professionals Annual Conference is almost here!  

Our annual gathering takes place alongside the CICan annual conference. Enjoy networking with your peers across the country, learn best practices, and treat yourself to professional development that will amplify your career!

Highlights include:

  • Keynote Speaker: Simon Trevarthen, Chief Innovation and Open Assets Officer, Fanshawe College
    • “One Step From Greatness: Time To Re-energize You, As A Leader, Innovator &
                             Organizational Influencer Maestro!” 
  • GPOP Awards
  • Members Panel (NEW THIS YEAR)
  • Networking Reception (generously sponsored by Prime Management Group Inc. (PMG) who specializes in national executive searches and recruitment of top talent in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors.)
  • Roundtable Discussions
  • and much more!

Join us at the Palais des congrès de Montréal for what is shaping up to be one of GPOP’s best conferences yet!


To register for the GPOP conference click here: 

For hotel and travel information click here: 

Message from CICan President

To members of GPOP/PGBOG,

Every year at the CICan Annual Conference, I have the immense pleasure of addressing GPOP/PGBOG members during your pre-conference networking session.

Given the continuing concerns over COVID-19 and in keeping with the recommendations of public health officials and provincial Ministers to avoid large gatherings and limit non-essential travel, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 CICan Connection Conference and related pre-conference activities that were scheduled to take place in Montreal, May 1st-5th.  Our primary concern has been, and will always remain, the health and well-being of our community – CICan members, partners, sponsors, exhibitors and other stakeholders and partners.

Although I am truly disappointed that I will not be able to extend in person my sincerest congratulations on your 25th Anniversary, please rest assured that CICan recognizes and truly values the important role that you and your network play in contributing to the success of President’s offices and to the effective governance of your institutions.

Thank you and we hope to see you at our 2021 CICan Connection Conference in Calgary!

In this extraordinary period we are going through, I would like to leave you with a positive quotation that an association of event organizers published recently: ‘’Meeting together is an essential part of the human experience and will continue long after this virus has been eradicated.’’

Warm regards,

Denise Amyot


Présidente‑directrice générale

Colleges and Institutes Canada