Government Relations Committee
Co-Chairs: Anne-Marie Fannon (University of Waterloo) and Kristine Dawson (Conestoga College)
The Government Relations Committee (GRC) is a Standing Committee of CEWIL Canada that reports to the Board of Directors. The Committee is comprised of the CEWIL Canada President or a CEWIL Canada Board Appointee, either the Director at Large Colleges or Director at Large Universities, at least 1 member representing colleges and at least 1 member from each of the main CEWIL Canada regions: ACE BC/Yukon; The Prairies (Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba); EWO (Ontario); ACDEC Quebec; and CAFCE Atlantic. Additional members may be selected based on project needs. In order to be a member of the GRC, the individual’s institution must be a CEWIL Canada member in good standing and the individual should ideally have an interest in legislation or politics and political acumen.
The CEWIL Canada President or Board Appointee will serve as Committee Chair.
Members of this committee will fulfill at minimum a two year mandate. Individuals expressing an interest must submit to the CEWIL Canada Board a letter of introduction indicating their interest and qualifications to represent co-operative education in Canada along with a current resume or biography.
- Determine priority issues CEWIL Canada should present in its lobbying initiatives to the federal government and oversee the CEWIL Canada Board’s advocacy initiatives with the federal government
- Collaborate with the CEWIL Canada Board and other CEWIL Canada Committees in presenting well researched positions to relevant contacts in the federal government
- Assist in establishing CEWIL Canada’s role in developing national policy as it relates to the federal government’s initiatives on post-secondary co-operative education and work integrated learning (WIL)