News and Events

Free Online Speaker Series

As part of our commitment to our Mission statement, the CCCO is hosting a quarterly speaker series to offer members, and the public interested in our organization, the opportunity to learn about the symbolic and substantive role of the Capitals.

There is no cost or fee to attend, you simply need to register at

Stay tuned for future Speaker Series:

  • November 23rd: The Capital City’s Role in Remembrance
  • Winter / Spring 2022 (date TBD): Placemaking

Our second event was held on June 15:

Thank you to our panelists:

Christina Clarke | CEO of the Songhees Development Corporation – Victoria, BC

Mike Gau | Director Development Services - City of Whitehorse, YT

Brendon Smithson | North American Indigenous Games Host Society - Halifax, NS

The presentations offered pathways to reconciliation through the lens of economic development, events, and collaborative administration with First Nations Governments.

The recording of the presentation is available by clicking on this link.

The first event was held on April 13:

Creating a visitor economy after covid Thank you to our panelists:

Catherine Callary, VP of Destination Development, Tourism Ottawa, ON

Paul Nursey, Chief Executive Officer, Destination Greater Victoria, BC

Wayne Long, Events Development Officer, City of Charlottetown, PE

The panelists provided us with insight on the challenges facing the tourism industry and our capital cities during the COVID pandemic.  Their presentations provided means of recovering from COVID exhaustion, the importance of partnerships along with the opportunities of sport tourism and the economic benefits of promoting tourism in your own hometown.

You can obtain the recording of the presentation by clicking on this link.

CCCO Newsletter

Capital News is the quarterly CCCO Newsletter to earn about initiatives and activities from your Canadian Capitals.

Articles feature news and  information from the Capital Cities, the Provincial and Territorial Legislative Assemblies, Provincial and National Capital Commissions.  Future editions will also provide tourism destination information.

Here are links to previous editions:

  • April 2021
  • The next edition is planned for Fall 2021

You can subscribe by sending an email to


CCCO activates 2021-2025 Strategic Plan

February 24, 2021

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.

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 Partnerships, 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:

Raymond Carrière, Secretariat, at:, or Marianne Alto, President, at

About the CCCO:

The Canadian Capital Cities Organization ( ) 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.