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.
Highlights of Recent Developments
Each of Canada’s capital cities has a number of recent initiatives underway.
Canada 2017 Projects
In 2011, the CCCO received a grant from Canadian Heritage to conduct “a wide-ranging consultative process with residents of Canadian capital cities, provinces and territories… to gain insight from a sizeable number of Canadians on how to make Canada’s 150th anniversary a memorable celebration that will re-energise the sense of belonging that was so palpable in 1967.” The CCCO conducted these consultations in 2012, and documented and submitted the findings. Please refer to the resulting report for a summary of findings: