About Canadians for a Modern Industrial Strategy

Canadians for a Modern Industrial Strategy (CMIS) brings together the knowledge and opinions of people from labour, business and the community who believe our economic success and social well-being depend on adopting a proactive industrial strategy that: 

  • Recognizes governments have an essential co-ordinating and enabling role to play in the economy.
  • Is a true partnership involving government, labour, business, community, academic institutions and other stakeholders.
  • Reduces inequality by creating good jobs and putting people and nature at the heart of the economy.
  • Goes beyond the sterile debate between “high tech” and “smokestack” industries and provides the tools different sectors need to be a vibrant part of a modern economy.
  • Puts long-term needs ahead of short-term considerations.

Our activities include:

  • Providing a forum for discussion of what should be part of a modern industrial strategy.
  • Conducting research and analysis of public policy issues related to a modern industrial strategy.
  • Providing access to research and information.
  • Advocacy with government and in public forums for adoption of a modern industrial strategy.

CMIS is a partner organization of the Canadian Labour Institute for Social and Economic Fairness (CLI)