CMC-Canada's national strategy includes assertively lobbying 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.
November 8, 2023 - CMC-Canada's Executive Director Donna Ringrose and Battle River-Crowfoot Member of Parliament Damien C. Kurek met for a productive discussion aimed at bolstering the influence of Certified Management Consultants in federal procurement and ensuring that government contracts for management consulting services prioritize those with the advanced expertise, ethical foundations, and training this distinguished designation embodies.
November 1, 2023 - CMC-Canada has published an open letter from National Board Chair Sophie Lemieux, MBA, Adm.A., C.M.C. to Hon. Anita Anand, President of the Treasury Board. It was written in response to the recently announced measures to reduce federal government departmental spending, likely to impact management consultants.
August 21, 2023 - CMC-Canada's Executive Director Donna Ringrose met with Richmond Hill Member of Parliament Majid Jowhari this week for a great discussion on how the Certified Management Consultant (CMC) designation can benefit government procurement policies.
August 4, 2023 - CMC-Canada's recommendations for the 2024-25 Federal Budget included:
1. Increase in annual funding to expand the existing Management Advisory Services Program into regional streams through Canada’s seven Regional Development Agencies.
2. Include the Certified Management Consultant (CMC) designation as a required or recommended criteria in government procurement and Request for Proposal processes.
April 18, 2023 - 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.
9 février 2023 -Les travaux du Comité permanent des opérations gouvernementales et des prévisions budgétaires de la Chambre des communes ont récemment soulevé des questions sur le bien-fondé du processus d'approvisionnement du gouvernement, sur l'utilisation des consultants par le gouvernement en général et sur la question de savoir si les consultants qui cherchent à obtenir des contrats gouvernementaux se soucient de protéger l'intérêt du public. Nous croyons que les questions soulevées par ces discussions peuvent miner la confiance du public envers les consultants, y compris les conseillers en management certifiés (CMC), ce qui est une question qui nous préoccupe grandement.
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.