Denise Amyot

President and CEOColleges and Institutes Canada

Denise Amyot was appointed President and CEO of Colleges and Institutes Canada in 2013. She is the voice of Canada’s colleges, institutes, cegeps and polytechnics, and an international leader in education for employment in over 25 countries.
She is the former President and CEO of the Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation, a Federal Crown Corporation.
Ms. Amyot has worked as Assistant Deputy Minister at the federal level in her last three roles. She was involved 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 Defense, Natural Resources Canada, Indigenous and Northern Affairs, and many others. She also worked as an administrator for the Department of Education of the Northwest Territories (NWT) and taught in Ontario, Quebec, and the NWT. Furthermore, Ms. Amyot is the past Chair of the World Federation of Colleges and Polytechnics and Chair of the Advisory Committee of the Institute of Science, Society and Policy (ISSP), and was on the Ontario Trillium Foundation Board for six years. She is a board member of the Forum for International Trade Training (FITT), the Canadian Centre for Science and Policy, and has been appointed by the Government of Canada on the Future of Skills Council of Canada.
Ms. Amyot has received several leadership awards and is a sought-after speaker both nationally and internationally.