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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

Mark the dates on your Agenda:

  • April 13: Creating a visitor economy after Covid (information below)
  • June 15 (tbc): Reconciliation
  • September (date tbd): Placemaking
  • November (date tbd): The Capital City’s Role in Remembrance

Program information:

CCCO - Online Speaker Series - Registration Info

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 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:

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.