“The foundation of a collaborative learning community is collaboration – working together for common goals, partnership, shared leadership, co-evolving and co-learning – rather than competition and power given to only a few.” It’s not new, but it’s more timely than ever – collaborative learning. When students graduate they will most likely be working in collaborative settings where they will work collaboratively to solve problems, and to set and meet goals, whether they are working in commercial or non-profit organizations. This learning model is particularly relevant to Canada’s pluralistic society, as it helps to cultivate a sense of shared purpose, respect for differences, accountability, openness and trust, among other important traits.