About Us

Who are we?

The Consortium of English-language CEGEPs, Colleges and Universities of Quebec (Consortium des cégeps, collèges et universités d’expression anglaise du Québec) is an alliance of nine post-secondary institutions in Quebec representing over 140,000 students: Bishop’s UniversityChamplain Regional CollegeConcordia UniversityDawson CollegeHeritage CollegeJohn Abbott CollegeMarianopolis CollegeMcGill University and Vanier College.

This initiative was made possible by funding from the Secrétariat aux relations avec les Québécois d’expression anglaise and the support of Bishop’s University.


Planning for the Future

On December 3, the Consortium will join forces with the Provincial Employment Roundtable, the Regional Development Network, and le Secrétariat pour les relations avec les Québécois d’expression anglaise.

“Planning for the Future: Building Networks for Labour Market Resilience” presents the future of employment strategies aimed at improving the employability of English-speaking Québecers.

Register to join us on Friday, December 3 from 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm!

Our team

Consortium Committee

Celine Cooper
Managing Director
Diane Gauvin
Director General of Dawson College
Christian Corno
Director General of Marianopolis College
Michael Goldbloom
Principal of Bishop’s University and
Steering Committee Co-Chair
Odette Côté
Director General of Champlain Regional College
Graham Carr
President and Vice-Chancellor,
Concordia University
Miles Turnbull
Vice-Principal Academic and Research of Bishop’s University, Steering Committee Member
Robert Cassidy
Academic Dean of Dawson College and steering committee member
John Halpin
Director General of John Abbott College
Gordon McIvor
Director General of Heritage College
John McMahon
Director General of Vanier College and Steering Committee Co-Chair
Suzanne Fortier​
Principal of McGill University

Why a Consortium?

Quebec is facing a “brain-drain” challenge. Anglophone and English-speaking post-secondary graduates, including those who have grown up in Quebec and speak French, are more likely than their Francophone counterparts to leave their home province and move to other parts of Canada or elsewhere to seek employment.

The establishment of the Consortium of English-language CEGEPs, Colleges and Universities of Quebec, an alliance of nine institutions representing over 140,000 post-secondary students, was spurred by the need to research and address the disproportionately high out-migration levels of English-speaking graduates from our province.

We take pride in the fact that graduates from our English-language CEGEPs, colleges and universities are equipped with the education, skills and knowledge to succeed all over the world. At the same time, each of our institutions is part of a rich community ecosystem. We share a longstanding commitment to building a strong, resilient and healthy Quebec.

The Consortium is pleased to have secured seed funding from the Secrétariat aux relations avec les Québécois d’expression anglaise and the support of Bishop’s University to explore why so many of our English-speaking graduates choose to leave Quebec in search of employment, and to seek innovative incentives to encourage graduates to stay in the province.

Mandate, mission, vision

2019 – 2022


To strengthen research and institutional capacity related to the retention, employment and success of English-speaking graduates from post-secondary institutions in Quebec.


To leverage our resources in support of the retention, employment and success of graduates from our English-language CEGEPs, colleges and universities in Quebec.


The Consortium is an innovative, collaborative leadership structure for Quebec’s English-language CEGEPs, Colleges and Universities. We are committed to advancing our longstanding contributions to Quebec by building pathways to rewarding career opportunities for post-secondary graduates here in our province.

Consortium of English-language CEGEPs, Colleges and Universities of Quebec
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We invite you to bookmark this page and check back in early 2021. If you’d like to receive correspondence from the Consortium in the future, please send us your name and email.