All activities of the Consortium are conducted with volunteers from the constituent member societies and organizations. A six-member steering committee provides the planning and leadership for the CCR and reports to the Consortium at regularly scheduled bi-monthly meetings of the member representatives.

Activities include, but are not limited to:

  1. Meeting bi-monthly for networking purposes and to discuss relevant research issues
  2. Circulating minutes following each meeting
  3. Addressing funding issues, whether by convening meetings with funding agency representatives, developing letter writing campaigns and/or developing funding-related “asks” to submit to government
  4. Hosting a regular annual breakfast with the Presidents of Canada’s funding agencies to discuss research priorities
  5. Requesting the opportunity to listen to the budget release on Parliament Hill
  6. Responding to the federal budget
  7. Submitting briefs to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance
  8. Setting up meetings with MPs to discuss the CCR’s “asks” as per our submission to the Finance Committee
  9. Developing summary documents of our “asks”
  10. Keeping our website current with relevant information