Strategic Direction

Part of CMC-Canada's national strategy is to assertively lobby the federal government to recognize the Certified Management Consultant (CMC) designation as a desired qualification in bidding on consulting opportunities. CMC-Canada provides its members with information on changes to legislation and other government initiatives as they occur. Also, CMC-Canada is frequently asked to provide feedback to Canadian government committees on issues related to both procurement of professional services, and the management consulting profession.

April 18, 2023

NEW: In defence of the management consulting profession. In a new Letter to the Editor published in The Globe and Mail, Donna Ringrose, Executive Director of CMC-Canada, addresses the important role management consultants play in the Public Sector and the proposed cuts to consulting in the 2023 Federal Budget.

"It’s unproductive to expect that slashing budgets for consultants would not lead to worse outcomes in project development and delivery," says Ringrose. Read More


February 9, 2023 

The House of Commons Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates proceedings have recently raised questions about the propriety of the government’s procurement process, the government’s use of consultants generally, and whether consultants seeking government contracts are concerned with protecting the public’s interest. We believe the questions raised by these proceedings may undermine the public’s confidence in consultants, including Certified Management Consultants (CMCs), which is an issue of grave concern for us. Read More.


National Advocacy Committee (NAC)

The NAC has taken an active role in defining and driving its agenda to promote the CMC designation through a ‘position paper approach’ to advocacy. This approach involves creating clear and concise policy statements, with recommendations that are approved by the regional and national bodies. This then gives a powerful voice for Institutes to approach their target audiences with clear and consistent positions. 

NEW: CMC Advocacy Forum, Resources for Members

CMC-Canada's new Advocacy Forum provides resources to CMC-Canada members to support their Advocacy efforts on two fronts:

  • Advocating with  Consulting Clients to appreciate and expect their Consultants to hold a CMC
  • Advocating with Prospective Members to join the Association and earn the CMC designation

Login to your member account and access the Forum today!

Advocacy Corner - Latest Activities

Government of Canada’s Online Tendering Service is now on CanadaBuys

This fall, Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) took an important step forward in modernizing procurement by moving to a cloud-based platform. CanadaBuys has now replaced Buyandsell as the official source for tender and award notices for the Government of Canada and the broader Canadian public sector.
This means all new tender opportunities are posted on CanadaBuys, and the tender search function is no longer active on Buyandsell. Over the coming months, content and features on Buyandsell will be migrated to CanadaBuys in stages.
If you haven’t already done so, please register your business for a free SAP Ariba account, and complete a company profile to view full tender details and bid on tender opportunities posted on CanadaBuys.

The CanadaBuys Service Desk is available for technical support when registering for an account.

Advocacy Resources

  • CanadaBuys - Find information, tools, and help to complete the steps associated with doing business with the Government of Canada.
  • The Hill Times Online: The Hill Times is an independently-owned newsweekly based in Ottawa. It's an influential must-read for the savvy, political and government insider.

Past Position Papers

  • Position Paper 1 - On the Value of the CMC Designation
  • Position Paper 2 - The Effective Use of Price as a Criterion in Proposal Assessment for Management Consulting Services