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College Update - January 26, 2015 PDF Print Email

by Dr. Ivan Yackel, President and Chief Executive Officer

Carlton Trail College


Board Matters

 In an attempt to build closer ties with some of the major employees in our region, our Board is holding three of its regular meetings this year at work sites in the area.  The October meeting was held at the Prairie Agricultural Machinery Institute in Humboldt, the November meeting at Bourgault Industries in St. Brieux and the April meeting will take place at Schulte Industries in Englefeld.  At its October meeting, the Board received a letter of resignation from Trustee Martin Chicilo and thanked him for his three years of service to the College as he begins his new position with Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada.

 Fiscal Restraints

 With oil prices at record lows, our College, along with all major third party stakeholders, has been asked to do its part in controlling discretionary spending during the last quarter of the government fiscal year.  To that end, we will be freezing staffing for all permanent and/or administrative or operational positions, eliminating any out-of province travel, and curtailing all discretionary expense spending until the end of March.  It is our sincere hope that these actions will position the College to prudently manage its finances over the short term and enable us to strategically operate within the parameters of the 2015-2016 budget allocation expected in late March.

 Recent Mail Outs

 The 2015 Winter/Spring Program Guide was sent out to all mailboxes across our region earlier this month. The guide, captioned “think BIG”, provides a “table of possibilities” and comprehensive descriptions of the many and varied offerings available through Carlton Trail College as well as a form that allows entrants an opportunity to win an Apple iPad Mini!

 Marketing Initiatives

 The City of Humboldt, in partnership with Carlton Trail College, has erected a large LED sign at the east entrance to the city, across from the Uniplex.  The College’s contribution to the initial purchase of the sign will provide for up to six hours of College advertising per day over the next ten years.

 The College is also in the process of building a new web site.  Working with a web-developer who was selected through a lengthy and thorough “request for proposals” process, a committee of staff members, led by our Marketing Facilitator, is currently engaged in the development with a goal of having the new web site up and running by the fall.

Humboldt Campus Student Association

 In its second year of operation, the student association is working to enhance the student experience on the Humboldt Campus.  Participation in monthly fund-raisers, a healthy snacks program and several planned, informal social activities off campus, are providing opportunities for our students to both socialize and contribute to the well-being of our College and their community.


Policy 1.22 - Corporate Social Responsibility PDF Print Email


Section:  Board of Trustees

Number:  1.22


Approved:  December 16, 2014

Subject:  Corporate Social Responsibility



Carlton Trail College defines Corporate Social Responsibility as follows:

  • Conducting business in a socially responsible and ethical manner;
  • Protecting the environment and the safety of people;
  • Supporting human rights; and
  • Engaging, learning from, respecting and supporting the communities and cultures with which we work.


The Board will ensure that all matters of Corporate Social Responsibility are considered and supported in our governance and operations and are consistent with the College stakeholders’ best interests. 


All College employees and contractors will adopt the Corporate Social Responsibility considerations described in this policy in their day-to-day work activities.  College leaders will act as role models by incorporating these considerations into decision-making and ensuring that appropriate organizational structures are in place to effectively identify, monitor, and manage Corporate Social Responsibility issues and performance.


This Policy is built on the following areas that reflect existing and emerging standards of Corporate Social Responsibility:


Business Ethics and Transparency

The Board is committed to maintaining the highest standards of integrity and governance practices in order to maintain excellence in its daily operations, and to promote confidence in our governance system.


The Board will conduct its business in an open, honest, and ethical manner.


The Board recognizes the importance of protecting all of our human, financial, physical, informational, social, environmental, and reputational assets.


Environmental Health and Safety

Carlton Trail College is committed to protecting the health and safety of all individuals affected by our activities, including our students, employees, contractors and the public.  The College will provide a safe and healthy working environment, and will not compromise the health and safety of any individual.  Our goal is to have no accidents and mitigate impacts on the environment by working with our stakeholders, peers and others to promote responsible environmental practices and continuous improvement.


Carlton Trail College is committed to environmental protection and stewardship.


Carlton Trail College recognizes that pollution prevention and resource conservation are key to a sustainable environment, and will effectively integrate these concepts into its decision-making.


All employees are responsible and accountable for contributing to a safe working environment, for fostering safe working attitudes, and for operating in an environmentally responsible manner.


Stakeholder Relations

Carlton Trail College will engage stakeholders clearly, honestly, and respectfully.


Employee Relations

Carlton Trail College will ensure that employees are treated fairly and with dignity and consideration for their goals and aspirations and that diversity in the workplace is embraced.


Carlton Trial College will apply fair labour practices, while respecting current legislation and collective bargaining agreements.


Carlton Trail College is committed to providing equal opportunity in all aspects of employment and will not engage in or tolerate unlawful workplace conduct, including discrimination, intimidation, or harassment.


Human Rights

Carlton Trail College will always strive to build trust, deliver mutual advantage and demonstrate respect for human dignity and rights in all relationships it enters into, including respect for cultures, customs and values of individuals and groups.


Community Development

Carlton Trail College stresses collaborative, consultative, partnership approaches in its work with the various communities that it serves within our region.


College Update - September 24, 2014 PDF Print Email

College Update – September 24, 2014

by Dr. Ivan Yackel, President and Chief Executive Officer

Carlton Trail College

 1.       Board Matters

 In April, our College received the welcome news that two additional members were being appointed to our Board. The existing five-member board, consisting of Glen Hepp, Chair; Luz Marina Dominguez, Vice Chair; and Governors Denis Bergerman, Martin Chicilo and Leon Winkel, was happy to welcome Roland Hamlin from Manitou Beach and Sommer MacLeod from Wadena. The addition of Mr. Hamlin and Ms. MacLeod brought our Board complement up to the full seven provided for in legislation. Regrettably, a new employment position for Martin Chicilo has forced him to resign from the Board and once again the Ministry has been asked to appoint a new member to fill this vacancy.  Carlton Trail College sincerely thanks trustee Chicilo for his service to the College over the past three years.

2.       Student Enrolments

 The classrooms and hallways are bustling with students as classes get underway across our region. Preliminary numbers show that enrolment is up, offerings have been increased and we have solid registrations for 2015 already in place.

3.       Ice Bucket Challenge

 At the opening day Start Up Meeting for all College staff, a successful Ice Bucket Challenge saw all four of the College’s senior staff “volunteer” to get cold and wet for a good cause. The event raised $1,630.00 for ALS research and subsequently challenged senior leaders throughout the Provincial College system to undertake similar fundraising for this very worthwhile cause.

4.       Pacific Institute

 Carlton Trail College has made a concerted effort to embed Pacific Institute training in the lives of students, staff and Board members. All staff and instructors have received a minimum of two days of training, our Board will be trained in October, and all students will experience this practical, hands-on approach to goal setting and continuous improvement as part of every class offered through the College.

5.       New Minister visits Carlton Trail College

 The Honorable Kevin Doherty, Minister of Advanced Education and Minister responsible for Saskatchewan Telecommunications, visited our College on September 8, 2014. The Minister met with the Board Chair and senior staff before touring the new Humboldt Campus. Minister Doherty is very familiar with this College region, having grown up on the family farm at Rose Valley and having played hockey for the Humboldt Broncos in his youth.

6.       Upcoming Mail Outs

 A flyer providing a concise overview of our current offerings has recently arrived in your mailbox. The comprehensive Program Guide for 2015-2016 will be heading to print later this fall.

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