Linking Canada's Capitals

2023 Winter Meeting Summary

Thank you to the National Capital Commission, Ville de Gatineau and the City of Ottawa
for hosting the 2023 Winter Conference
Laurel Lea Winter Meeting 2023
Laurel Lea

CCCO President greeting delegates

Tobi Nussbaum Winter Meeting 2023
Tobi Nussbaum

NCC CEO welcoming delegates to National Capital Region

See below for link to presentations

Opening Keynote Address

Claudette Commanda Winter Meeting 2023

Claudette Commanda

Chief Executive Officer, First Nations Confederacy of Cultural Education Centres and Chancellor University of Ottawa.

Planning the Core of Canada’s Capital

NCC Speakers Winter Meeting 2023

Patrick Bunting, Senior Planner, National Capital Commission
Monica Belliveau, Planner, National Capital Commission

As a first time delegate, I didn’t know what to expect. It was so inspiring to meet in our Nation’s Capital: the presentations, panel, discussions and visits made for a most informative conference.

New pressures on Heritage in Cities

Photo Bull Winter Meeting 2023

Natalie Bull

Executive Director, National Trust of Canada.

Urban Destination Stewardship and Transformative Tourism

Photo Chungath Winter Meeting 2023

Gracen Chungath

Senior Vice-President, Destination Development, Destination Canada.

Visit to Rideau Hall, Residence of the Governor General of Canada

Photo Visit Rideau Hall Winter Meeting 2023

Welcome reception at the Maison du Citoyen

Photo Belisle Winter Meeting 2023

I was pleased to host the delegation at City Hall. The Winter Meeting program was relevant and rewarding for our teams, both in terms of the quality of the speakers and the discussions. This forum, which brings together the capital cities, enables the sharing of best practices and help to nurture relations between us.

Municipal cultural planning as a tool for economic and social development in cities

Michael Tunney Kate Littlejohn Ben Dick - 2023 Winter Meeting

Michael Tunney, President – Creative City Network of Canada (Manager, Cultural Planning, City of Mississauga, Ontario) joined by Creative City Network of Canada (CCNC) Director of Communications, Kate Littlejohn and Board Member, Ben Dick (City of Ottawa)

Panel discussion on Cultural Policy Planning

Photo Panel Winter Meeting 2023

Daniel Feeny, CCCO Vice-President moderates panel of Michael Tunney, (CNCC President) Josée Bellemare, Directrice des arts, de la culture et des lettres, Ville de Gatineau, QC and Ben Macintosh, City of Toronto.

Parks Canada National Urban Parks Program

Photo Padolsky Winter Meeting 2023

Miriam Padolsky

Director, Urban Parks and Ecological Corridors, Parks Canada

Opportunities for learning from “real-life” experiences, projects and initiatives from fellow Capital Cities and sharing best practices are most valuable.

Visit to Parliament Hill

Photo Visit Parliament Winter Meeting 2023

National Program of Historical Commemoration, Parks Canada

Photo Designation Winter Meeting 2023

Melissa St-Onge, Manager Heritage Designations Programs

Dr. Alexandra Mosquin, Manager Historical Services

Parks Canada

An incredible experience bringing Capital Cities together to learn from each other, so we can do better our respective communities.

Capital Cities Exchange

Participating delegates presented recent achievements, challenges, innovations from their city or organization.

Resilient St. John’s Climate Action

Photo Hickman Winter Meeting 2023

Councillor Sandy Hickman
City of St. John’s NL

Victoria’s Witness Reconciliation Program

Photo Loughton Winter Meeting 2023

Councillor Krista Loughton
City of Victoria BC

2023 Wascana Centre Master Plan Review and Renewal

Photo Schroeder Winter Meeting 2023

Jenna Schroeder
Executive Director, Provincial Capital Commission, Saskatchewan

Fredericton: Community inclusion
in the Capital

Photo Rogers Winter Meeting 2023

Mayor Kate Rogers
City of Fredericton NB

Legislative Assembly of Alberta: Unlocking Education – Virtual Learning Made Possible

Photo McDonald Winter Meeting 2023

Erin McDonald
Manager Visitor Services, Legislative Assembly of Alberta

Regina, Saskatchewan: Building a healthy accessible city

Terina Nelson Winter Meeting 2023

Councillor Terina Nelson
City of Regina SK

Winnipeg, Manitoba: Innovations and new initiatives

Photo Schreyer Winter Meeting 2023

Councillor Jason Schreyer
City of Winnipeg, MB

Closing Keynote Address: Cities for the Global Good

Photo Shimpky Winter Meeting 2023

Links to Presentations

Thank you to speakers, panelists and delegates for their most informative presentations and their contribution to an excellent networking exchange!