Call for Expression of Interest #1

Call for Expression of Interest (EOI) #1: Data Collection – Government Relations – Advocacy Training and Campaign – Member engagement and communication

Theme: Impacts of Return-to-Office (RTO) on equity groups within the federal government

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The Canadian Association of Professional Employees (CAPE), through a member resolution passed in December 2022, was given the mandate to ‘initiate a vigorous campaign [See Annex, p 6 for details] – rooted in engagement with its equity deserving members – to explore ways to minimize the impacts of return-to-office policies in undermining union and employer policies around equity.’

Due to its limited capacity, CAPE is looking to hire an external firm with advocacy, communications, government relations, stakeholder engagement, data research and analysis and project management capabilities and expertise. The firm will support CAPE in operationalizing the resolution by designing and carrying out the various related activities, and project manage the implementation of the resolution, in collaboration with CAPE, from start to finish.  The firm needs to have the ability to offer some of its support in French. Furthermore, the firm will be responsible for ensuring the content destined for publication and dissemination (members or the public) is offered in both official languages, at an equal level of quality.

A budget of $200,000 has been planned to carry out this resolution, with around 75% of it set aside to cover the portion of the project managed by the firm. 

How to express interest
Firms interested in being considered for this project must send CAPE an email at with the subject line “EOI #1: Equity Resolution” by no later than Thursday, February 9, by COB (EST).

The email should contain general information about the firm and provide enough general information for a quick assessment of the firm’s suitability for handling this project, in reference to the information provided herein.

Only shortlisted firms will be invited to submit a technical and financial proposal at a later date.

Questions can be submitted to:
Katia Theriault
Director of Communications and Public Affairs or 613-236-9181 ext. 225