The CCC Board of Directors has finalized a new name in the fall of 2022: the “Community of Creative Citizens”. This new name was selected in an effort to emphasize the positive outlook and constructive advice provided by CCC members and outside experts.
“Community” was chosen to highlight the collaborative goals of CCC – only by working together can we find solutions to the challenges facing our province. We believe in the empowerment of communities, to be more engaged in the decision-making process in all the major disciplines, including economic development, education, health and long-term care, energy, and more.
“Creative” denotes an emphasis on ideas, innovation, and problem-solving. We cannot stick only to “business as usual” as we try to effect improvements – we need bold ideas and an openness to solutions from people in all walks of life.
“Citizens” remains as before, to show that CCC encompasses and welcomes all New Brunswickers, whatever their region, language, or political stances.
President of the Board Daryl Branscombe said of the name change, “We are endeavoring to create a paradigm shift of the way we do business. Governments can’t do it alone. Public consultation must be the third leg of the stool.”
The new name is the first step as CCC kicks off its first-ever capital campaign, in an effort to build upon the work the group has already accomplished over the past several years. More information about CCC can be found at http://cccnb.ca