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Update: Strategic Plan 2016-2021

"A lot of thought and effort went into the creation and implementation of Camosun’s 2016-2021 Strategic Plan. It is important as the new President of Camosun College to acknowledge the work and leadership of Sherri Bell in creating a vision, mission, values and four corner posts that have guided the college through a course that no-one could have dreamed up. As we develop a new strategic plan, the Camosun College Board of Governors has approved the continued use of the 2016-2021 Strategic Plan. The new strategic plan will be our guide for the next five years, so it is critical that the work is as robust as possible."

Dr. Lane Trotter, President
Camosun College
February 2022

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2023-2028 Strategic Plan

Take a look at the Draft of the 2023-2028 Strategic Plan.

What's important to our community

Camosun has collected hundreds of thoughts from employees and students on what is most important to them. To see the details, please review the ThoughtExchange data from employees and students.

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Engagement Summary and Top Strategic Priorities - Strategic Plan
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Our Vision

Inspiring life-changing learning.

Camosun's vision defines an optimal future for the college. It gives us guidance and inspiration about what we will focus on achieving. It builds on our hope of what we can become. Ours is simple. It encompasses the community college's role in transformative education and highlights the mutual partnership of the learner and facilitator while speaking to a process in which learning in all its forms challenges the status quo, both institutionally and personally.

Our Mission

We build a better future for our community with relevant, innovative and applied education.

Our mission statement defines our purpose and outlines what we do, who we do it for, and how we accomplish this.

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Our Values

  • Lifelong learning
  • Positive and supportive student experiences
  • An inclusive community
  • An environment of respect and safety for all
  • Our relationships with one another
  • Indigenization

College values reflect a common core of understanding and a guideline for how we relate to students. They are a positive reflection of what is at our core and are seen in our practice or in how we do things.

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The Student Experience

Students are the centre of everything we do, from the decisions we make to the programs and services we offer. Students are why we are here and supporting them in their path to success is the reason the college exists.


Goal: Ensure we have an environment in which students learn to learn; are engaged in community; and acquire skills and knowledge that effectively supports them in building their future.

Goal: Develop a strong, college-wide service philosophy and culture that puts students at the centre of everything we do.

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Supporting People in an Engaged Community

Our students, the broader community, and the people who work here all matter and have a role in contributing to our collective success.


Goal: Recognize and celebrate diversity within the college community.

Goal: Build on the support for the Indigenous peoples and communities in BC.

Goal: Build internationalization opportunities for the college.

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Creativity & Innovation

Camosun will be guided by a mandate to create and innovate; to question how we currently operate; to develop programs and services that look to the future. We strive to expand our vibrant learning and working environment to help us address upcoming challenges and opportunities.


Goal: Actively engage the college community in recognizing and building on innovation and creativity.

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Sustainability for the Environment & Society

Camosun plays a key role in developing an engaged, civic-minded, educated society. We do this through economic development, jobs and skills training, cultural and social involvement, and an awareness of our impact on the environment


Goal: Provide leadership and support on key social, environmental, and economic issues impacting the college.