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Canadian Colleges for a Resilient Recovery (C2R2): Canada’s economy and workers have the potential to lead the world in the transition to a clean, sustainable future. C2R2 is a coalition of leading colleges, cégeps, institutes and polytechnics from across Canada that are collaborating to address that potential, in part by creating Quick Train Canada.

By working together, colleges can help lead the transition to this clean economy. Canadian 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.

Quick Train Canada: Fully funded, high-impact, easy-access and flexible training courses are a significant output of the C2R2 coalition. The purpose of Quick Train is to provide Canadian workers and employers with options to update skills quickly through multi-week, virtual and in-person learning that is designed to boost job security and participation as the economy transitions to more sustainable practices.

Partners from Canada's Post-secondary Education Leaders

Fourteen founding education partners across Canada each bring unique strengths and areas of focus to the C2R2 coalition. Partners contribute to Quick Train Canada with microcredential education that updates skills and upgrades participant futures today.

Algonquin is committed to the advancement and innovation of sustainable forestry. It recognizes that reforestation is one of the most important economic sectors to develop for a low-carbon world.

British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) is a well-respected leader in sustainability, leading the future of construction sciences and helping to meet the coming market for low carbon buildings while supporting and developing talent for the clean tech industry.

The Macpès teaching and research forest at the Cégep de Rimouski serves as a living laboratory for applied research and teaching sustainable forestry management. Affiliated with the Cégep de Rimouski, Innovation Maritime (IMAR) and SEREX each have the mission to contribute to the development of sustainable practices to support technology transfer to the maritime sector and the forest products processing industry respectively.

The National Center for Electrochemistry and Environmental Technologies (CNETE), Shawinigan is a leader in environmental solutions in various sectors such as agri-food, industrial bioprocess, mining, battery materials, biofuels, process water filtration, green chemistry and pharmaceuticals.

Holland College is recognized for providing comprehensive technical training to support their province and the country—particularly in the areas of wind turbine technology and food product development.

Humber College is a Program Delivery Partner for Quick Train Canada.

Mohawk is a well recognized leader in sustainability and climate change. Mohawk is home to one of Canada’s largest Zero Carbon buildings and was one of the first colleges in Canada to achieve the AASHE Gold certification for its efforts in sustainability in and outside of the classroom.

Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) leads boldly in both applied energy sustainability and ocean technology across all 20 locations in Nova Scotia. By inspiring innovation and entrepreneurship, NSCC is transforming Nova Scotia one learner at a time.

Okanagan College has demonstrated leadership in building sustainable facilities and programs that support development of a green economy. Its expertise and leadership in providing strong programs to advance and support underrepresented groups is nationally recognized.

Red River College Polytechnic (RRC Polytech) is Manitoba’s largest institute of applied learning and research. RRC Polytech's initiatives provide industry partners with applied research, technical services, and training in areas that align with our expertise and regional socio-economic demand. The College prioritizes sustainable growth, with ongoing work in electric vehicle technology, reduction of food insecurity through culinary innovation, and cold climate efficient building technology. 

Saskatchewan Polytech is a recognized leader in sustainable resource optimization utilizing artificial intelligence, remote sensing and data analytics to develop the agriculture, mining, and forestry industry sectors.

Seneca continues to promote and embed sustainability and Indigenous teachings in our culture and infrastructure. Academically, sustainable development goals, with a focus on the circular economy, are featured prominently in applied research projects, curricula and industry partnerships.   

The Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) is an international leader in multi-disciplinary applied research and innovation. Through its six fully-operational research centres, SAIT is supporting and accelerating emerging technologies and innovations in low carbon solutions in energy and electrification based clean-technologies, green-buildings-net-zero systems, carbon management through environmental-technologies, drone-aerial intelligence systems, advanced manufacturing and materials, and digitalization.

As Canada's first university north of 60, YukonU understands the impacts of climate change in northern Canada. Our commitment to northern-relevant research and teaching is creating a more resilient, sustainable North.