Strategic Plan

What is 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.

What is 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.

What is 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.

2021 - 2025 Strategic Plan

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, has launched a 2021-2025 Strategic Plan that will interactively engage capital city residents on current critical issues.

Please click here to obtain the 2021 - 2025 strategic plan.

Upcoming open sessions include dialogues on unique capital city roles in rebuilding visitor economies after COVID, Reconciliation, placemaking, and Remembrance. The strategic plan also establishes priorities for networking, sustainability, education and celebration, shared history, heritage, culture, identity, democratic systems, traditions and values.

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.

“A strategic plan is a tool for action – a blueprint illustrating how we can take a planning document and turn it into inclusive, accessible initiatives that educate the public and membership on the symbolic and substantive role of Capitals, and provide experiential value for members,” noted President Marianne Alto.

CCCO’s 2021 Executive Committee, elected at its most recent virtual annual general meeting, includes:

  • President: Marianne Alto, Councillor, City of Victoria, BC
  • Vice-President: Daniel Feeny, Director of Marketing and Sponsorship, National Capital Commission, Ottawa, ON
  • Treasurer: Monique Goffinet-Millet, Chief Executive Officer, Saskatchewan Provincial Capital Commission, Regina, SK
  • Secretary: Laurel Lea, Tourism Officer, City of Charlottetown, PE
  • Past-President: Sandy Hickman, Councillor, City of St. John’s, NL

For more information please contact:

Marianne Alto, President, at

Raymond Carrière, Secretariat, at: