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 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.

College Plan20-25

The first draft of NIC's draft College Plan20-25 is now available for questions, comments and suggestions.

To provide your feedback, please take part in NIC's Online Survey.

The draft draws on the information and ideas generated through the planning process, as well as input from the College Plan20-25 Committee (and four Subcommittees), Board of Governors (October 2019 Annual Retreat), Community Regional Forums (November 2019) and Senior Leadership Team (SLT).

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

  • Articulates a comprehensive set of College Values Commitments;
  • Identifies four broad strategic priorities that focus on major elements of the College Mission and Vision;
  • Integrates our Values Commitments; and
  • Details 20 major College-wide goals that will provide direction for annual College and department-wide planning and operations.

The draft of College Plan20-25 will be reviewed and discussed during the months of January, February and March 2020.

College Plan20-25 replaces Plan2020, which expires in March 2020. It builds on the successes of the previous plan 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.