Our Model


A Big Idea

The vision we are advancing addresses the many gaps currently present in Canada’s existing governance model.

Our elected representatives have become unresponsive, having concluded they can govern without the “inconvenience” of consulting with their constituents.

This must change. It is the civic duty, the responsibility of all of us, the citizens, to ensure it does.

“The administration of government, like a guardianship, ought to be directed to the good of those who confer, not of those who receive the trust.” – Cicero

While respecting accomplishments the existing system has delivered over the past 155 years, the Three Pillars Model aims to roll out a full system upgrade, effectively inverting the power pyramid to place citizens in their rightful position, at the top.


The Community Accountability and Transparency Councils, form the network of citizens working to improve their cities and towns.

Individuals representing their communities will form the core of the councils with the aim of engaging with our elected representatives and the general public.

A critical function of CATCs is to lay the ground work for the next pillar, Civis Assemblies.

Civis Assemblies

With CATCs councils established across the country the second pillar of reform is to introduce Civis Assemblies.

Civis Assemblies provides the environment where policies and mandates can be debated.

In general, the purpose is to have a direct influence on public decision making.

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System Reform

With CATCs and Civis Assemblies established in communities across the country, the final pillar, System Reform, represents the beginning of true accountability by our elected representatives.

Governance by the people, for the people.

“What really matters from the point of view of social capital and civic engagement is not merely nominal membership, but active and involved membership.” – Robert D. Putnam