Partner Organizations

BHER works alongside a network of informed participants in Canada’s post-secondary sector.

Colleges and Institutes Canada

Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) is the voice of Canada’s publicly-supported colleges, institutes, cegeps and polytechnics, and an international leader in education for employment with ongoing programs in over 25 countries. CICan’s members add over $190B to Canada’s economy each year and contribute to inclusive economic growth by working with industry and community partners to offer more than 10,000 programs to learners in urban, rural, remote, and northern communities. Learn more at


Polytechnics Canada

Polytechnics Canada is the voice of 13 leading research-intensive, publicly funded polytechnics, colleges and institutes of technology. Polytechnics Canada is dedicated to helping colleges and industry create jobs for tomorrow. Learn more at




U15 Group of Research Universities

The U15 represents 15 of Canada’s leading research universities. Combined, U15 members undertake about $8.5B worth of research annually and are home to more than 615,000 students.  U15 institutions perform about $713M in business funded research, which represents 80% of the national total. U15 researchers are also awarded about 80% of competitive federal research grants. Learn more at

Universities Canada

Universities Canada is the voice of Canada’s universities, advancing an agenda for higher education, research and innovation in Canada and abroad. Learn more at