As a not-for-profit, the Institute is often called upon by government, public/private sector companies and academia to provide expert advice and input to policy and program development. The Institute has also acted as an expert industry representative for the Canadian government at international events. Also offered is a Visiting Professor and Peer Review Program (VPPP) that allows for job shadowing at all levels of the organizations, internships, co-op placements, peer review of papers, etc. The VPPP is designed for professionals who are beginning their careers and are seeking to gain more experience, or mid-level professionals who find themselves with newly added job responsibilities. Complied below is a list of collaborators.