Shaping the Future
STRATEGIC INNOVATION PLAN 2022-25

STRATEGIC INNOVATION PLAN 2022-25

President and board chair message

For over 50 years, VCC has been a leader in innovative, experiential post-secondary learning in British Columbia. We are extremely proud of this legacy, and we look forward making an even greater impact in the decades to come.

This Strategic Innovation Plan was developed to meet evolving student and sectoral needs by forming a learning environment that will serve our community and our province well into the future. Empowered by financial sustainability and renewability, this plan provides a bold, new vision for campus and program development and is intended to be reviewed and updated annually while remaining true to VCC’s history and values.

At VCC, we also believe that true progress cannot be made without also furthering equity, accessibility, and reconciliation. These values have strongly informed this plan and will continue to guide our way in the decades to come.

Thank you for joining us as we shape VCC’s future together.

Sincerely,

Signature of Peter Nunoda president of Vancouver Community College
Ajay Patel
President and CEO
Vancouver Community College
Signature of Peter Nunoda president of Vancouver Community College
Jocelyn (Joey) Hartman
Chair
VCC Board of Governors

We acknowledge that Vancouver Community College (VCC) is located on the traditional unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) peoples who have been stewards of this land from time immemorial.

Elder Deanna George

Elder's welcome

Deanna George (Synlha'liya)

Indigenization

VCC has embarked on a journey towards decolonization, indigenization, and reconciliation that is rooted in a thoughtful understanding of history, an acknowledgement of past and persisting racism, and a commitment to improve educational and career outcomes for Indigenous people in B.C.

Shaping the Future

Over the coming decade, technological, economic, and social changes will arise faster than ever before. At VCC, we will be ready. This Strategic Innovation Plan will serve as a blueprint and guide as we embrace the opportunity to re-shape our campuses, programs, business models, and partnerships to best meet the evolving needs of B.C. students and industry.

VCC's Values

Our values represent a unique combination of student success, community well-being, and social progress, and provide both the inspiration and the foundation for this Strategic Innovation Plan.

Reconciliation & Diversity

We respect and celebrate our differences, and are committed to the work of decolonization, accessibility, and inclusivity for all.

Excellence

We are committed to the highest educational quality, student support, and college operations that are responsive, innovative, and relevant.

Student Success

We create an accessible environment where students build the skills, develop the attributes and gain the experience in the classroom, industry and community needed for success now and in the future.

Stewardship

We are responsible for overseeing the resources that are entrusted to us and are focused on working in the best interests of the college community as a whole.

Strategic Innovation Priorities

The five priorities in this Strategic Innovation Plan represent VCC's ambitions as a leading post-secondary institution in B.C. while also establishing tangible, shared goals for program evolution, campus development, fiscal sustainability, and social responsibility.

A Legacy of Learning

VCC has been at the forefront of post-secondary education in B.C. since the very beginning. Explore our official timeline to learn more about VCC's rich history and envision our path to a promising future.