Denise Amyot

President & CEO
Colleges and Institutes Canada

(CICan, formerly the Association of Canadian Community Colleges)

Denise Amyot is the President and CEO of Colleges and Institutes Canada. The Association is the national and international voice of Canada’s publicly funded colleges, institutes and polytechnics, serving 1.5 million learners of all ages and backgrounds at campuses in 1,000 urban, rural and remote communities.

Denise Amyot was most recently the President and CEO of the Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation providing leadership in three national museums to foster scientific and technological literacy throughout the country.

She has worked in policy and programs in social, scientific, economic and cultural areas both in National Headquarters and in regions in several federal departments including Human Resources Development Canada, National Defence, Natural Resources Canada, Indian and Northern Affairs, Canadian Heritage, and the two central agencies: the Public Service Commission and the Canada Public Service Agency (now Treasury Board).

Currently, she is Chair of the World Federation of Colleges and Polytechnics and the Chair of the Advisory Committee of the Institute of Science, Society and Policy (ISSP) and on the Human Resources Policy Committee of the Chamber of Commerce and on the Advisory Council of the Schulich Centre for Excellence in Public Management, Western University and on the Canada-India CEO Forum. She has recently been appointed on the Ottawa Innovation Centre Board of Directors.