Strategic Plan

North Island College is planning for its future. The College is examining its values, priorities and goals through an inclusive strategic planning process.

The creation of a new Strategic Plan provides an important opportunity for community members to contribute to a high-level plan that sets North Island College’s major directions for serving the people and communities in our service region for the next five years.

College Plan20-25

NIC's draft College Plan20-25 dated May 5, 2020 is now available.

The draft College Plan20-25 sets out new/revised College Mission and Vision statements, based on feedback, that:

  • articulates and integrates a comprehensive set of values-based Commitments;
  • identifies four broad strategic priorities that focus on major elements of the College Mission and Vision; and
  • details 20 major College-wide goals that will provide direction for annual College and department-wide planning and operations.

The May 5, 2020 draft of College Plan20-25 will be discussed at the College Plan20-25 Committee Meeting (held by video conference) on May 13, with subsequent revisions going to the Senior Leadership Team and Board of Governors for review in May and June. A final strategic plan is scheduled to go to the Board of Governors for approval on June 25, 2020.

College Plan20-25 builds on the successes of Plan2020 as well as planning and implementation happening across NIC divisions, departments and campuses. Its role is to define our commitments, identify our path, and document how we plan to get there.

For more information on the Strategic Planning Process call 250-334-5280 or email

Key Documents


As part of the plan’s development, NIC is consulting with students, employees and community members on our values, vision, priorities and goals over the next five years. As part of NIC’s commitment to transparency in the strategic planning process, information presented to and learned from the community, is included below.

ThoughtExchange on NIC Values

From April 1 to 12, 2019, NIC launched an employee-wide online forum on our organizational values, to more than 400 employees.

College Plan20-25 Survey

NIC launched its first-ever strategic planning survey from Aug. 20 to Oct. 15, 2019. More than 1,500 students, employees and community members provided feedback on NIC’s mission, vision, values and strategic priorities.

Regional Community Forum Presentations

Community members from Mixalakwila, Alberni-Clayoquot, the Comox Valley and Campbell River-Strathcona regions came together at one of four regional community forums November 4 to 7, 2019.

Participants provided valuable feedback, rich discussion and regional perspectives on the opportunities, challenges and goals important for NIC to consider in the development of our next strategic plan.

Forum presentations and on overview of the feedback are below.