Canadian Capitals Cities Organization

LINKING CANADA'S CAPITALS

Working Together to Improve Canada's Capital Cities

Canada’s capital cities play a unique role in Canadian society, with over 10 million people in 14 capitals. The capitals have diverse populations, climates, geographies, histories and cultures, but they share a common responsibility as the seat of government and the symbol of collective identity and citizen aspirations.

How does a capital city stay relevant and distinctive in the modern age? For more than a decade, a collaborative organization has been working quietly to help Canada’s 14 provincial, territorial and federal capital cities define and express their identities. Founded in 1995, the Canadian Capitals Cities Organization (CCCO) serves as a network for beneficial cooperation.

La force d'un réseau commun pour améliorer nos villes capitales au Canada

Plus de 10 millions de personnes habitent au sein des 14 capitales du Canada qui jouent ainsi un rôle unique dans la société canadienne. Ces villes représentent des différences de populations, de climats, de géographies, d'histoires et de cultures, mais toutes partagent une responsabilité commune en tant que sièges des gouvernements provinciaux, territoriaux, ou fédéral. Elles sont aussi le symbole de l'identité canadienne et vecteurs des aspirations collectives des citoyens.

Comment de nos jours une ville capitale peut tirer son épingle du jeux? Depuis plus de 10 ans, l'Organisation des capitals canadiennes (OCC) oeuvre de manière collaborative et continue pour aider les 14 capitales provinciales, territoriales et fédérale du Canada à définir et à exprimer leur identité. Fondée en 1995, cette organisation constitue un véritable réseau bénéfique de coopération.

Highlights of Recent Developments

Each of Canada’s capital cities has a number of recent initiatives underway.

What is our Mission?

The CCCO is a network for Canada’s capital cities and capital commissions to:

Promote and support the unique and symbolic significance of Canada’s capital cities to our citizens.

Exchange experience and information, and share learning and best practices to support and improve outreach and other “citizenship” programs, activities and initiatives in the capitals.

Build links, relationships and collaboration across capital cities.

Outreach or citizenship programs are those that connect, celebrate, educate and inform citizens around our shared history and heritage, culture and identity, democratic tradition and values. They also foster collective pride and facilitate the achievement of citizen aspirations.

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CONNECTING CANADIANS AND CELEBRATING CANADA IN 2017