Partnerships and Collaborations
“The importance of partnership is ampliﬁed in times of economic restraint. To continue to host world-class events such as Winterlude, the NCC must adopt new approaches, and share the roles of planning and delivery with other organizations. In everything we do, we now look for opportunities to work with the public, municipalities, other stakeholders, and private and federal partners whose mandates intersect with ours.” Marie Lemay, CEO
Municipal Partners in Canada’s Capital Region
Jurisdiction in Canada’s Capital Region is shared by the NCC and several municipalities, the largest of which are Ottawa and Gatineau. As one of the largest owners and managers of land in Canada’s Capital Region, the NCC collaborates with the region’s municipalities on many issues, from public programming to planning to property and land stewardship.
Local Aboriginal Communities
The NCC collaborates with Aboriginal communities in Canada’s Capital Region, such as:
- Pikwàkanagàn First Nation, which is located on the shores of the Bonnechere River and Golden Lake
- Kitigan Zibi Anishinabe First Nation, which is located just outside the municipality of Maniwaki.
A Selection of Key Collaborations and Partnerships
The CCCO includes representatives from Canada’s national, provincial and territorial capitals. Its goal is to foster an exchange of ideas among participants from different parts of the country. The CCCO provides opportunities for representatives — and capitals — to share their skills and to combine efforts to promote the capitals, both culturally and economically.
Canada’s Capital in the 21st Century involves the NCC, other federal agencies, the City of Ottawa, the Ville de Gatineau and the private sector. It focuses on implementing the Plan for Canada’s Capital and proposes strategies, projects and actions to transform the Capital vision into reality. The Canada’s Capital in the 21st Century focuses on six themes: symbolism in the Capital, the visitor experience, the Capital’s rivers, the Capital’s natural environment, federal government office accommodation, and the rural Capital.
The Capitals Alliance provides a global forum for senior planners and urban designers in capital cities around the world. Through Capitals Alliance, planners exchange ideas and solutions with international colleagues on the unique challenges facing national capitals.
Choosing our Future is a joint planning initiative of the City of Ottawa, the Ville de Gatineau and the NCC. This multi-year project was developed to help Canada’s Capital Region identify and prepare for the challenges of the 21st century. These challenges include climate change, new population dynamics, a shifting global economy, resource scarcities and price fluctuations, alternative energy systems, and new technologies.
Ottawa Tourism is a private, not-for-profit, membership-based organization that promotes tourism to Ottawa and the region.
Outaouais Tourism is a private, not-for-profit organization that encourages tourism to Gatineau, the Outaouais and the region.
Other Partners and Collaborators
In addition to these key partners, the NCC also collaborates with other Government of Canada organizations, as well as with national and international organizations and associations.