of the Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators (CCMTA)
can be traced back to 1940, when the four Western provinces met
to consider issues of common interest relating to road transport.
In the early fifties, the group was joined by Ontario and the Yukon
Territory. The Canada-wide expansion of the organization took place
in 1956, some two years after the enactment of the Motor Vehicle
Transport Act by Parliament, in response to an already felt need
for uniformity due to increasing movement and traffic.
In 1975 a constitution
was signed by representatives of all provinces and territories and
a small permanent Secretariat was established. The federal government
has participated as a full member of CCMTA since 1977. The organization
was incorporated in 1987 under its present name and constitution.
CCMTA is a non-profit
organization comprising representatives of the provincial, territorial
and federal governments of Canada which, through the collective
consultative process, makes decisions on administration and operational
matters dealing with licensing, registration and control of motor
vehicle transportation and highway safety. It also comprises associates whose expertise and opinions are sought in the development
of strategies and programs.
In support of
the Council, the Secretariat acts as a neutral and independent coordinating
and support body. In addition, the Secretariat manages a communications
network, called the Interprovincial Record Exchange system, which
is used by the governments for better business efficiencies in the
areas of driver licensing and vehicle registration. The Secretariat
uses the network to provide data access services to third parties
on behalf of governments.
STRATEGIC PLAN 2011-2013
The safest and most efficient movement of people and goods by road
in the world.
CCMTA will be widely recognized for collaborative leadership in road safety and motor vehicle administration.
To champion improved road safety and harmonized driver and motor vehicle related licensing and regulation through a national forum for the development and exchange of public policy and best practices.
Knowledge: Collection, development, promotion and dissemination of research, standards and best practices
Information:Management and ongoing enhancement of the data exchange network.
Collaboration:Provision of a framework for networking, collaboration and harmonization of policies and practices across jurisdictions
CCMTA adheres to the following values as guiding principles for its daily business conduct and activities:
- Work in a collaborative and participatory manner with all stakeholders and customers, promoting and supporting a team environment
- Conduct activities in the best interest of the public
- Provide responsive, quality and value-added services
- Communicate openly and honestly
- Respect all those involved and value their contributions
CCMTA is accountable to and makes recommendations to the Council of Deputy Ministers Responsible for Transportation and Highway Safety. The Council of Ministers has the responsibility for program/project implementation decisions with CCMTA being responsible for carrying out its direction.
Strategic Goals and Objectives
1. Enhance the profile of CCMTA in providing collaborative leadership towards Road Safety Strategy (RSS) 2015.
- Raise the profile of RSS 2015 at the Council of Deputy Ministers, Council of Ministers and Council of the Federation
- Lead the development of road safety strategies
- Embed a “safe systems” approach in the development of RSS 2015 strategies
- Enhance linkages with police, health and infrastructure partners, NGO’s, industry and intergovernmental
- Foster effective communications with the public, stakeholders and partners (industry and jurisdictions) on the current state of road safety and issues and strategies for improvement
2. Work jointly to develop, amend and consistently apply standards and best practices, while recognizing the ability of jurisdictions to adapt measures to their context.
- Ensure consistent application of agreements concluded
- Ensure regular updates of agreed upon standards and procedures
- Provide a guide for application and interpretation
- Improve linkages with law enforcement agencies to improve communication and uniformity in enforcement
- Develop and implement strategies and guidance for the effective participation of stakeholders at the appropriate time
- Pursue harmonization or reciprocity agreements
- Establish partnerships, dialogue and communication on common issues with other organizations
3. Promote consistency of motor vehicle administration by working towards uniformity of the one driver, one licence, one record concept.
- Maintain and support the group for CDLA reporting through D&V to the Board twice a year
- Monitor jurisdictional entry - report card
- Encourage jurisdictions to do IRE enhancements
- Encourage each jurisdiction to become a signatory to CDLA
- Report status to Council of Deputy Ministers annually
4. Increase the quality, quantity and accessibility of business intelligence.
- Populate an on-line searchable data base on key subjects and data
- Develop an intelligence newsletter providing updates on new research and information from the jurisdictions
- Create and maintain an inventory of research in progress by jurisdictions
- Create linkages with other organizations on relevant research topics
- Provide more complete, timely and harmonious collision data
- Develop an awareness strategy for the above initiatives
5. Adapt the organization to support flexibility, fast response and strong leadership on issues.
- Evaluate the organization (current state) against refreshed core functions and strategic goals (desired state)
- Ensure organizational sustainability through business development and revenue generating initiatives
- Improve priority setting across the organizatioN
provinces/territories are responsible for all matters relating to
road safety, driver licensing, vehicle registration and taxation
and commercial vehicle regulations and enforcement. The federal
government is responsible for road safety, new vehicle standards,
transportation of dangerous good and plays a complimentary role
in motor transport administration.
a member of the general public, should you have inquiries regarding
the above please contact the appropriate province/territory listed
CCMTA is not responsible should any part or all of the information
provided change, nor is it responsible for the content of external
sites and links.