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. 

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. 

Advocacy Corner - Latest Activities

PSPC information sessions focusing on ProServices

Do you own a consulting firm? Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) is organizing information sessions focusing on ProServices with a panel of subject matter experts and supply specialists.

Come join the discussion with our panel of experts to find out about joining the list of preapproved suppliers.
For details on the information sessions:
Ask an expert: ProServices - English session: March 18, 2021 at 12 p.m. (EST)
Demandez à un expert: ProServices - French session: March 25, 2021 at 12 p.m. (EST)

Electronic Procurement Solution (EPS) Registration 

The Government is moving federal procurement online and changing the way government and suppliers interact to buy and sell goods and services. Management consultants are strongly advised to learn more about the changes and to register as a supplier via the Public Works Government Services Canada website

Advocacy Resources

  • - 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