CJPME is a pan-Canadian organization which maintains a grassroots strength through active local chapters. CJPME also gives local members an opportunity to contribute to national initiatives through functional/virtual teams.
CJPME’s Vision for a National Organization
CJPME is growing a single, unified organization of local and national communities, characterized by some of the following:
- A single identity
- A single vision, mission statement, objectives and values
- A clear hierarchy, to stimulate ownership and accountability
- A consistent organizational messaging (through policy documents, press statements, live statements to the press, etc.) with a consistent tone
- Consistent processes (a common way of developing and implementing initiatives)
- Frameworks which allow people with less formal credentials to contribute substantively to our causes (e.g. action alerts, letters, media centres, BDS centres, etc.)
- Processes which enable local capabilities and effectiveness
CJPME encourages volunteers to be involved both in its structure of local (geographic) teams as described in the “Geographic Teams” page; and skills-based (virtual) teams as described in the “Functional Teams” page.
CJPME President Tom Woodley makes a point about local leadership during CJPME’s May, 2010 leadership retreat in Picton, ON.