About CCCE


The Canadian Council of Chief Executives (CCCE) is a not-for-profit, non-partisan organization composed of the CEOs of Canada’s leading enterprises. The CCCE engages in an active program of research, consultation and advocacy on issues of national importance to the economic and social fabric of Canada. Member CEOs and entrepreneurs represent all sectors of the Canadian economy. The companies they lead collectively administer $7.5 trillion in assets, have annual revenues in excess of $1.1 trillion, and are responsible for the vast majority of Canada’s exports, business investment, private-sector research and development, and employer-sponsored education and training. For a list of our members, click here.

Operations and Priorities

The principal source of the Council’s strength flows from the personal commitment and engagement of individual chief executives. The Council has been recognized for its ability to forge consensus on complex issues. Emphasis is placed on achieving the best outcome for the country as a whole. Advocacy of individual company or sectoral concerns is not within the Council’s mandate.

Day-to-day leadership of the Council is provided by the President and Chief Executive Officer, working in concert with the Council’s Chair and with the Board of Directors. The current Chair is Paul Desmarais Jr., Chairman and Co-Chief Executive Officer of Power Corporation of Canada.

The Council’s President and Chief Executive Officer is The Honourable John P. Manley. He is the Council’s chief of policy and strategy. An Ottawa-based staff reports to the President and CEO, provides policy research and supports the Council’s committees and initiatives.