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A strategic partnership to reshape education

At the International Canadian Academy, our mission is to develop a model of school that enables learners to foster the lifelong competencies they need to thrive in their life.

Our franchising model is based on the most effective Canadian and International practices. We provide our franchisees with all the materials, support and professional learning they need to operate transformative institutions.

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Andre Nudelman, chairman of ICA

With decades of global experience in paving the way for quality education programs, Andre Nudelman, chairman of ICA and Entrepreneur in Residence at Stanford Graduate School of Education, is the former co-owner and President of Maple Bear Schools Latin America, with headquarters in Canada and over 500 schools worldwide. 

Andre is also the chairman of Digital Media Academy, an EduTech company founded at Stanford in 1999. His extensive range of activities also includes Interactive Health International, a simulation online system for medical education; and TeacherWit, a global platform for teachers to share experiences and improve their practices.

The International Canadian Academy is the result of this successful experience, combined with a forward-thinking vision to reshape education.

From their Vancouver Headquarters,  the ICA team is building trustful and constructive collaborations with ICA partners, experts, schools and educators to lead the worldwide shift in Education that all learners need. Before developing ICA with Andre Nudelman, Stéphane had a rich experience in the field of education as he worked with teachers and students from Kindergarten to University.

This experience covers four continents, including Africa, where he conducted research for which he obtained a Ph.D. He then lectured at two universities in France until he moved to China where he started a new career as an international school educator. Stéphane has also participated in the creation of the UNODC Education for Justice programme in Vienna and made some presentations at Education Conferences in Europe. 

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Dr. Stéphane Vermeulin, Executive Manager

Digital Media Academy

Nous sommes à un moment charnière de l'histoire.

Chez International Comprehensive, nous pensons que l'éducation est essentielle pour rendre le monde meilleur. Préparer les élèves et les éducateurs du monde entier à réussir dans tous les aspects de leur vie signifie que nous devons opérer un changement d'orientation dans les écoles vers le développement de compétences tout au long de la vie.

Non seulement le monde change rapidement, mais il est également devenu plus interconnecté et imprévisible, la pandémie de Covid-19 étant l'illustration la plus évidente et la plus récente de cette tendance. Les compétences tout au long de la vie constituent le meilleur atout pour s'adapter à toute situation et imaginer des solutions originales, durables, créatives, innovantes, bienveillantes et équitables.

Chez International Comprehensive, nous sommes une équipe internationale d'individus passionnés qui partagent des valeurs fondamentales qui guident réellement nos comportements, nos pensées et nos actions au quotidien. Nous vivons littéralement les valeurs fondamentales d'authenticité, de curiosité, de créativité, de confiance, d'intégrité, de compassion, d'innovation, de leadership, de diversité, d'équité et de croissance, car elles représentent le fondement de notre organisation.

Notre équipe est enthousiaste et pleinement engagée à travailler avec nos partenaires pour répondre aux besoins de tous les apprenants, familles et écoles du monde entier.

Nous serions ravis de vous accueillir dans notre communauté d'apprenants!

ICA Elementary and Secondary Programs include 30+ DMA courses that can be done in class by any teacher in a fun and engaging way. It offers a unique opportunity to acquire innovative skills and improve English proficiency at the same time.
All ICA schools automatically receive the Digital Media Academy Certification.

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As a brand new, yet experienced education company, ICA offers a unique education model, based on the International Comprehensive (IC) framework.  IC's competency-driven learning framework focuses on the lifelong growth of every learner to pursue their aspiration accomplished through an inquiry-based approach.

All ICA schools are authorized by IC to use the IC framework, pedagogy resources and they can benefit from a rich catalogue of professional learning courses and workshops to ensure the continuous improvement of ICA educators.

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Richmond School District, Canada
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ICA works  in partnership with Richmond International Education and the Richmond School District, which has 20,000 students in 38 elementary schools, 10 secondary schools and other educational settings. Their expertise in all academic areas, English Learning, global education and teacher training contributes to strengthen the ICA program.

Richmond experts contribute to building and enhancing ICA's curriculum and actively participate in Quality Assurance and Professional Learning for ICA Schools educators.


Professional Learning courses and workshops can be organized online, on-site and in one of Richmond’s 48 schools and learning centres.

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ICA franchising provides schools with the highest quality program, fully developed to potentialize each student, teacher and school.

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