Community Engagement to Inspire College of New Caledonia’s Next Strategic Plan

The College of New Caledonia (CNC) invites residents of north-central British Columbia to provide their ideas and inspiration as the organization charts its future.

Today, CNC launched the public engagement process for its next strategic plan. CNC - The Next 50 Years seeks viewpoints and potential opportunities, focusing first on the years 2021 to 2026. A survey is open at, with print copies available on request.

“Through CNC’s 50th anniversary, we heard many stories about CNC’s significant impact on people and community and how the college has helped generations achieve a brighter future,” said CNC Board Chair Gil Malfair. “This strategic planning process is a unique opportunity for all members of the CNC community to provide their vision for CNC over the next 50 years.”

When CNC opened in 1969, faculty, staff and students worked with manual typewriters, carbon paper, notebooks and chalkboards. Today, CNC integrates computers and digital technologies so students are prepared for the digital economy and rapid technological change that impacts every aspect of current and future lives.

“It’s important CNC plans for the future even as we manage the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said CNC President Dr. Dennis Johnson. “The communities we serve have experienced many challenges through our first 50 years, and I’m sure we will face many more in the next 50, but CNC will continue to be a beacon of opportunity and innovation. I welcome everyone’s contributions to help make this consultation and the next strategic plan successful.”

CNC will provide regular updates about the strategic planning process and subsequent steps at the website and via the college’s social media accounts.

Original article from College of New Caledonia