Government Relations Committee
The Government Relations Committee (GRC) is a Standing Committee of CAFCE that reports to the Board of Directors. The Committee is comprised of the CAFCE President or a CAFCE 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 CAFCE 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 CAFCE member in good standing and the individual should ideally have an interest in legislation or politics and political acumen.
The CAFCE 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 CAFCE 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 CAFCE should present in its lobbying initiatives to the federal government and oversee the CAFCE Board’s advocacy initiatives with the federal government
- Collaborate with the CAFCE Board and other CAFCE Committees in presenting well researched positions to relevant contacts in the federal government
- Assist in establishing CAFCE’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)