BUILD BACK POWER - STRATEGIC PLAN 2023
13 February 2023
The Council’s political work is carried out through the ongoing work of our valued members and chapters, with coordination, support, and leadership from the staff and board of directors. [...] We are accountable to the groups we work with and to the frontline activists and communities we support. [...] This is how we understand our unique role as an organization now and in the future: • We take action to protect the things we all share in common – like the climate, water, and public services – from privatization and powerful corporations, and expand the influence of people and communities. [...] COUNCIL OF CANADIANS STRATEGIC PLAN 2023 7 TRENDS AND CONTEXT Since 1985, the Council has challenged the agenda and policies of corporate Canada that put shareholders’ and CEOs’ interests before those of people and communities. [...] Today, we are witnessing the rise of hate-groups and the ultra-right, widening inequality, the spread of disinformation—all of which divide people across Canada and the world, and strengthen the position of the already-powerful.