Linking Canada's Capitals
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About Us

Linking Canada's Capitals

Our Mandate

The CCCO is a uniquely positioned organization that works to create celebration, education, connection and pride across Canada through the diverse story of each Capital City.

This national level network of capital cities will serve Canada’s residents through relationships and initiatives highlighting the symbolic and substantive role of the Capitals.

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Our Mission

The CCCO is a network for Canada’s capital cities and capital commissions, with the following mission:

  • to support and focus on messaging the unique and symbolic significance of Canada’s capital cities and promote this to our residents.
  • to network Canada through exchange experience and information, and share learning and best practices and to build links, relationships and collaboration across capital cities.
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Our Vision

Outreach or citizenship programs are those that connect, celebrate, educate and inform residents around our shared history and heritage, culture and identity, democratic tradition and values.

They also foster collective pride and facilitate the achievement of people’s aspirations as residents.

■ The CCCO will be a relevant and effective forum for members to collaborate and strengthen outreach initiatives, across the country.

■ Our residents will have a stronger connection to, and pride in our shared:

  • history and heritage
  • culture and identity
  • democratic systems, tradition and values.

Our Members

The CCCO includes participants from the federal, provincial, territorial and municipal sectors and the private sector. These participants are representatives from each capital who want to work together to promote the historic, cultural, economic and symbolic heritage of the capitals of Canada.

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Our Strategic Plan
(2022 - 2026)

The Canadian Capital Cities Organization (CCCO), including representatives of capital cities from coast to coast to coast, national and provincial capital commissions, and Legislative Assemblies, launched in 2020 a 2021-2025 Strategic Plan to interactively engage capital city residents on current critical issues.

CCCO’s strategic plan is a roadmap for action highlighting how CCCO will achieve key objectives and goals, promoting the unique and symbolic significance of Canada’s capital cities, and providing an interactive network among Canadian capitals sharing learning and best practices, building links, relationships and collaboration.

The plan was updated to 2022-2026 in March 2022 and revised the 2022 Annual General Meeting.

Please click here to obtain the 2022 – 2026 strategic plan.

CCCO’s 2024-2025 Executive Committee, elected at the 2023 AGM is:

  • President: Laurel Lea, Tourism Officer, City of Charlottetown, PE
  • Vice-President: Monique Goffinet Miller, Regina, SK
  • Treasurer: Erin McDonald, MBA Studen, Edmonton, AB
  • Secretary: Krista Loughton, Councillor, City of Victoria, BC
  • Member-at-Large: Sandy Hickman, Councillor, City of St. John’s, NL
  • Past-President: Marianne Alto, Mayor of the City of Victoria, BC

For more information please contact:

Raymond Carrière, Secretariat, at: secretariat@ccco-occ.ca

Board of Directors and Members

Sandy Hickman

Councillor

City of St. John’s, NL

Norman Beck

Councillor

City of Charlottetown, PE

Laurel Lea

Tourism Manager

City of Charlottetown, PE

Cathy Deagle Gammon

Deputy Mayor

Halifax Regional Municipality, NS

Pam Lovelace

Councillor

Halifax Regional Municipality, NS

Kathryn Morse

Councillor

Halifax Regional Municipality, NS

Kate Rogers

Mayor

City of Fredericton, NB

Representative

To be determined

Ville de Gatineau, QC

Laura Dudas

Councillor

City of Ottawa, ON

Alain Miguelez

Vice-President,
Capital Planning

National Capital Commission

Kelly McRae

A/Senior Manager, Partnerships and Engagement

National Capital Commission

Cindy Gilroy

Councillor

City of Winnipeg, MB

Jenna Schroeder, RPP, MCIP

Provincial Capital Commission

Government of Saskatchewan

Cheryl Stadnichuk

Councillor

City of Regina, SK

Terina Nelson

Councillor

City of Regina, SK

Monique Goffinet Miller

Regina SK

Janet Schwegel

Director of Parliamentary Programs

Legislative Assembly of Alberta

Erin Camponi

Manager, Visitor Services

Legislative Assembly of Alberta

Erin McDonald

Edmonton, Alberta

MBA Student
Australian Business Institute

Marianne Alto

Mayor

City of Victoria, BC

Marg Gardiner

Councillor

City of Victoria, BC

Krista Loughton

Councillor

City of Victoria, BC

Laura Cabott

Mayor

City of Whitehorse, YT

Executive Committee

Laurel Lea

President

Tourism Officer
City of Charlottetown, PEI

Marianne Alto

Past President

Mayor
City of Victoria, BC

Sandy Hickman

Member-at-Large

Councillor
City of St. John’s, NL

Monique Goffinet-Miller

Vice-President

Regina, SK

Erin McDonald

Treasurer

Edmonton, AB

Krista Loughton

Secretary

City of Victoria, BC

Administrative Support

Raymond Carriere

Secretariat