Toronto, ON, 2 décembre 2020- Consider Canada City Alliance (CCCA) félicite le gouvernement du Canada pour sa considération continue de la pandémie du COVID-19 et des prochaines étapes. La mise à jour économique de l'automne témoigne un soutien encourageant, notamment pour :
CCCA fait la promotion de la proposition de valeur incroyable du Canada auprès des investisseurs mondiaux. L'organisation met de l'avant la riche économie du Canada, la facilité d'y faire des affaires, ses divers secteurs d’intérêt tels que l’agriculture, l’énergie, les TIC, l’intelligence artificielle, les services financiers et les sciences de la vie, ainsi que les personnes talentueuses qui stimulent l’innovation et entretiennent des liens avec le monde.
«Nous continuons de préconiser des politiques qui nous rendent compétitifs à l'échelle mondiale et qui nous aident à tirer pleinement parti des opportunités», déclare Malcolm Bruce, président de CCCA et PDG d'Edmonton Global. «Suite à la COVID-19, il sera essentiel de maintenir un esprit d'ouverture. Nous devons également le mettre en pratique en investissant dans nos aéroports, nos ports et nos chaînes d'approvisionnement qui nous aident à amener les gens et les produits sur le marché. »
En tant que principal défenseur des questions de développement économique des municipalités canadiennes, CCCA continuera de solliciter davantage de soutien financier et administratif auprès du gouvernement fédéral alors que les villes canadiennes tracent leur voie vers une reprise économique, reprise pour laquelle l'expertise régionale locale des membres de CCCA jouera un rôle fondamental.
« Par l'annonce de la création d'une septième ADR, le gouvernement a signalé l'importance que le développement économique régional jouera dans une économie post-pandémie», déclare Niloo Boroun, directrice exécutive de CCCA. «Nous avons hâte de travailler avec les fonctionnaires pour identifier de nouvelles voies de financement opérationnel durable pour nos membres alors qu'ils continuent de contribuer à la croissance et à la reprise de l'économie canadienne. Nous sommes encouragés par le ton de cette mise à jour économique et nous nous réjouissons d'entretenir une conversation continue et fructueuse avec le gouvernement fédéral alors que les villes du Canada continuent de jouer un rôle essentiel en accueillant les investissements directs étrangers et en créant de nouveaux emplois.»
À propos de Consider Canada City Alliance (CCCA)
CCCA réunit 12 des plus grandes régions municipales du Canada (Halifax, Québec, Montréal, Ottawa, Toronto, Waterloo, Hamilton, London, Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton et Vancouver). Les zones économiques des membres de CCCA représentent 58,3% de la population du Canada, constituent 59% du PIB du Canada et ont représenté 70% de la croissance du PIB du Canada en 2019. En tant que front uni, Consider Canada City Alliance aide les entreprises internationales à déterminer les meilleures stratégies d'expansion et travaille continuellement à améliorer la capacité du Canada à attirer de nouveaux investissements et de nouvelles opportunités commerciales. En 2019 seulement, les membres de CCCA ont conclu 341 projets d'investissement qui ont créé 23000 emplois d'une valeur d'investissement de 4,9 milliards de dollars.
Toronto, ON-December 2, 2020- The Consider Canada City Alliance (CCCA) applauds the Government of Canada for its continued attention to the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. The Fall Economic Statement (FES) in particular shows encouraging support for:
The CCCA collectively promotes Canada’s incredible value proposition directly to global investors. It champions Canada’s rich economy, ease of doing business, diverse sectors such as agriculture, energy, ICT, AI, financial services, life sciences and talented people who are driving innovation and maintaining connections with the world.
“We continue to advocate for policies that make us globally competitive and help us fully leverage opportunities,” says Malcolm Bruce, Chair of the Consider Canada City Alliance and CEO of Edmonton Global. “Coming out of COVID-19, maintaining a spirt of openness is going to be critical. We need to do it in practice too by investing in our airports, ports, and supply chains that help us get people and products to market.”
As the chief advocate for Canadian municipal economic development issues, the CCCA will continue to urge the government for more financial and administrative support as Canada’s cities face a road to recovery-a road that sees local regional expertise of our members as a cornerstone to that effort.
“The government has signaled via the creation of a seventh RDA, the importance regional economic development will play in a post-pandemic economy,” says Niloo Boroun, Executive Director of the CCCA. “We look forward to working alongside officials to identify new avenues of sustainable operational funding for our members as they continue to contribute to the growth and recovery of the Canadian economy. We remain encouraged by the tone set in the FES and look forward to a continued and fruitful dialogue with the Federal Government as Canada’s cities continue the critical role of welcoming direct investment and job creation.”
About the Consider Canada City Alliance
The twelve members of Consider Canada City Alliance (CCCA) include the city regions of Halifax, Quebec City, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Waterloo, London, Hamilton, Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver. The economic zones of the members of the CCCA represent 58.3% of Canada’s population, produce 59% of Canada’s GDP and accounted for 70% of Canada’s GDP growth in 2019. As a united front, the Consider Canada City Alliance helps international companies determine the best strategies for business expansion and continually works to improve Canada’s ability to attract new investment and trade opportunities. In 2019 alone, CCCA members closed 341 investment projects which created 23,000 jobs with an investment value of $4.9B.
Today, the Consider Canada City Alliance (CCCA) announced the appointment of Niloo Boroun as its new Executive Director. Ms. Boroun has already assumed the role and will be based out of Toronto.
“I am honoured to be leading the Consider Canada City Alliance and look forward to working along side our vibrant membership as we promote our cities and regions to an international audience,” said Ms. Boroun. “The rich partnerships between the CCCA, the Prime Minister’s Office, various ministries within the federal government and a close working relationship with Invest in Canada is deeply encouraging and has already produced a number of strategic initiatives for 2020.”
Among her years of work in both the public and private sector, Ms. Boroun notably has held roles in the Office of the Premier (Ontario) as a Senior Policy Advisor to the Premier, a Senior Policy Advisor and Public Appointments to the Minister of Research and Innovation (Ontario) and as Manager, and Acting Director, of Investment Services and Global Markets for Toronto Global (formally Invest Toronto). Ms. Boroun is also the Principal and Founder of the private sector based LCG Consulting. In this role, Ms. Boroun has undertaken project work for a wide range of clients across Canada and international markets such as Asia, North and South America and designs, implements and mobilizes international delegation strategies- focused in the tech sector.
“On behalf of our Board of Directors from across Canada, I warmly welcome Niloo to our team and look forward to achieving great things together,” said CCCA Board Chair Malcolm Bruce. “We are thrilled that an individual of her calibre is now part of the CCCA. We go into our Winter meetings later this month with a clear direction forward to gain even more foreign direct investment wins for Canada’s leading cities and regions.”
The Consider Canada City Alliance (CCCA) unites 12 of Canada’s largest municipal regions—Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Winnipeg, London, Hamilton, Waterloo, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec City and Halifax—to build a sustainable and globally competitive national economy built upon the collective strength of each member's ecosystem.
As an established network of Investment Promotion Agencies from coast to coast, the CCCA works with national and international networks of partners to make Canada the preferred location for foreign investment and trade.
Cities welcome the opportunity to partner with new organization to support investment attraction
OTTAWA – March 12, 2018 – The Consider Canada City Alliance (CCCA) and its members, thirteen of Canada’s largest and most innovative cities, applaud the Federal government’s commitment to move Canada forward in the global competition to attract investment. Today, the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of International Trade, launched Invest in Canada, a new federal organization dedicated to attracting global investment and simplifying the process for global businesses to make Canada their new home, creating jobs that come with their investments.
As part of its launch, Minister Champagne introduced Mitch Garber as its inaugural chairperson of the board and Ian McKay as its inaugural chief executive officer (CEO). McKay, who has extensive investment and trade experience nationally and internationally, was the CEO of the Vancouver Economic Commission and chair of the CCCA.
“For the CCCA and its members, today’s announcement creates a significant opportunity to more closely align our activity to that of the federal government,” said Hubert Bolduc, interim CCCA Chair and President and CEO of Montreal International. “On behalf of the CCCA, I would like to offer my congratulations to Mitch Garber and Ian McKay on their new appointments, having worked with both, I am confident that Invest in Canada and the CCCA will work together to provide responsive investor services that will make Canada a premier competitor for FDI dollars.”
“In today’s rapidly changing geopolitical environment, the Canada brand has never been stronger,” said CCCA spokesperson Blair Patacairk. “We look forward to working with Invest in Canada to develop tools and resources that recognize and build upon the strengths of the partners selling Canada as an investment location and advance our global leadership position for economic growth and prosperity.”
About the Consider Canada City Alliance
The thirteen members of Consider Canada City Alliance (CCCA) include the city regions of Halifax, Quebec City, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Waterloo, Hamilton, London, Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver. The economic zones of the members of the CCCA represent 59.6% of Canada’s population, produce 65.1% of its GDP and accounted for 83.4% of Canada’s GDP growth in the five years ending last quarter. As a united front, the Consider Canada City Alliance helps international companies determine the best strategies for business expansion and continually improve Canada’s ability to attract new investment and trade opportunities.
November 27 2017- December 1, 2017
The CCCA is working with Invest in Canada on an Investment Mission to Europe in November of 2017 as part of the “Global Business Leaders Series: Focus on Canada” organized by Invest in Canada. The series features investment missions to select countries throughout the world to highlight the advantages of investing in Canada and to showcase specific opportunities. With support from the Canadian Embassies in France, the Kingdom of the Netherlands and Switzerland the event will feature seminars on investing in Canada, Business-to-Business (B2B) meetings between European companies and CCCA member cities, and networking opportunities. This mission will highlight the benefits to their global supply chains of European companies investing in Canada in light of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) signed between Canada and the European Union and Canada’s comprehensive set of trade and investment agreements around the world including the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
The Canadian Consulate in Rio de Janeiro working with the CCCA organized a Virtual Investment Seminar with gaming companies in the Rio de Janeiro region. The mission involved 16 companies from the Rio de Janeiro region and 6 CCCA member cities. It was executed using Skype. The Consulate gave an overview of the FDI opportunity and the gaming sector in Canada. Each city then had an opportunity to address the Brazilian companies, outlining their value proposition and answering questions. The Consulate had provided profiles of the pre-qualified Brazilian companies in advance, including their foreign investment goals and time frames. Follow up after the session was done by the Consulate and individual cities working together.
The initiative was considered a success by all parties with the intent to extend the model in the future to other sectors and cities.
Vancouver, BC/Ville de Québec, QC, FEB 23, 2017 – Collaborating as members of the Consider Canada City Alliance (CCCA), thirteen of Canada’s large cities met in Ottawa to continue building the urban contribution to Canada’s economic success. In addition to discussing recent shifts in the geo-political situation and consulting key federal stakeholders regarding new initiatives in the federal Fall Economic Statement, the CCCA welcomed Hamilton as its newest member and elected Ian McKay, the CEO of the Vancouver Economic Commission, as Chair, and Hubert Bolduc of Montreal International as Vice-Chair.