CCA develops public policy positions through resolutions to annual meetings from the Board or from annual meeting delegates; as a result of public policy issues raised by member organizations; and, policy consensus on issues included in the association's pre-budget submission to the federal Minister of Finance. The Government Affairs & Public Policy unit coordinates and supports the association's work in this area.
How CCA develops policy positions
CCA develops policy positions through:
The Board of Directors plays a key role in the formation of public policy. The Board reviews public policy issues at each meeting and initiates appropriate action where required.
- Resolutions to the annual meeting approved by the delegates.
- Resolutions to, and approved by, the Board of Directors.
- Issues raised by member organizations on which the Board surveys members to develop and adopt a position.
Each CCA member organization designates an organizational contact who has responsibility for coordinating work with the GAP unit on public policy issues raised by CCA, the organization itself, or members of the organization.
CCA'S policy resolutions and positions up to 2002 can be found in the Compendium of CCA Public Policy Positions. Compendium of Public Policy Positions - Summary.pdf
Since 2002, positions have been made in separate briefs and presentations to the Federal Government and can be found under Government Submissions.
Canadian Wheat Board
- Following a resolution at the 2006 Annual General Meeting, a letter was sent to Minister Strahl indicating CCA's support for strengthening the Canadian Wheat Board, group marketing agencies, and co-operatives. It urges the government to let those farmers who benefit from the CWB decide its future by ensuring that any decision to change the CWB require the consent of its directors. Click here to read letter.
Election 2011: Co-operative enterprises build a better Canada (PDF)
Co-op Elder Care in Canada: A Call to Action. Report of the National Task Force on Co-op Elder Care, May 2008