**This event is for CRKN members only**
Please join us for this virtual session on Tuesday, July 19 from 3:00-4:30 p.m. ET. Register on Zoom to receive the meeting link and add it to your calendar.
As CRKN’s programs and portfolio continue to expand to meet the evolving needs of our members, we are pleased to offer this informal virtual session on government relations and advocacy at CRKN. The contribution CRKN makes on behalf of its members to the Canadian knowledge ecosystem and in increasing access to knowledge is significant and worthy of increased government support. In addition to influencing the policies and decision making that affects open scholarship in Canada, we are also advocating for increased funding for the heritage services and infrastructure that supports the Canadiana collections.
As we move into the government advocacy landscape, the Board of Directors has contracted Cumberland Strategies as CRKN’s government relations firm. This session is an opportunity for members to hear directly from CRKN management, the Board, and Cumberland Strategies and ask questions about strategy, goals, and approaches.
This session will include:
- Welcome, introductions, and context – Clare Appavoo, Executive Director
- Enhancing CRKN’s strategy with government relations – Melissa Just, Vice-Chair CRKN Board of Directors, and Dean, University Library, University of Saskatchewan
- Mobilizing government relations strategy and campaign for CRKN – Cumberland Strategies
- Next steps and priorities – Clare Appavoo, Executive Director
- Member discussion and Q&A
We hope you will join us for this session to learn about our advocacy plans and so that we can hear from you on your priorities as we plan our next steps. We will make the recording of this event available for those members who are unable to attend. We look forward to working together with you as we build a strong government relations strategy that will enable exciting future growth for CRKN.