How to get involved
Acting Locally & Nationally
CJPME is a diverse and dynamic community of Canadians inspired by a love for Canada and a concern for the welfare of all peoples of the Middle East. CJPME has multiple branches which manage local events and opportunities. The individuals in these chapters also contribute to national-level resources and initiatives according to their strengths and preferences.
While the local chapters and the national structure have different responsibilities, the work at both levels is oriented around its various focus areas:
- Community Outreach
- Media and Communications Work
- Vocational Connections
- Policy Work
- Events and Campaigns
CJPME provides mechanisms to enable effective coordination within and across the organization. Here, CJPME leaders are pictured at dinner following a leadership conference hosted by CJPME in Kingston in 2008.
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CJPME has several active branches and tens of thousands of adherents across Canada. CJPME seeks to create meaningful ways for individuals to be involved, both at the local level, and simultaneously within the national structure. CJPME also wants to provide these opportunities within a fully bilingual organization.
Relationship among CJPME Teams
The org chart depicted here (and below) shows the interaction between the membership, the board, the executive, and the local and virtual teams. Local teams are based around metropolitan areas, and have a local leader and local activities driven largely through the efforts of the local team. CJPME also has virtual teams (e.g. our policy team, our communications team, our media team, etc.) which can involve people across Canada in the same functional team. Our team of VPs – both local and “functional” – along with our officers form the executive of the organization.
CJPME’s Geographic and Functional Team Model
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