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  • Our Mission:<br />CGLR connects actors across the region to one another, informs decision-makers and the public about the region’s interests, promotes the region’s prosperity and sustainability, and cultivates a strong regional voice.

    Our Mission:
    CGLR connects actors across the region to one another, informs decision-makers and the public about the region’s interests, promotes the region’s prosperity and sustainability, and cultivates a strong regional voice.

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  • Economic Impact Assessment of Declining Water Levels Project:<br/>Less than 1% of the waters of the Great Lakes is renewed annually by precipitation , surface water runoff, and inflow from groundwater sources

    Economic Impact Assessment of Declining Water Levels Project:
    Less than 1% of the waters of the Great Lakes is renewed annually by precipitation , surface water runoff, and inflow from groundwater sources

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  • The Great Lakes provide drinking water to over 40 million households in the U.S. and Canada. Learn more facts in our new brochure.

    The Great Lakes provide drinking water to over 40 million households in the U.S. and Canada. Learn more facts in our new brochure.

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  • Mutual Skills Recognition for Regional Workforce Development Project:<br/>Home to 105 million people, the region supplies 46 million jobs or nearly 30% of the combined U.S. & Canadian workforce.

    Mutual Skills Recognition for Regional Workforce Development Project:
    Home to 105 million people, the region supplies 46 million jobs or nearly 30% of the combined U.S. & Canadian workforce.

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  • Support for Cross-border Trade by SMEs Project:<br/>Each year, the Great Lakes- St. Lawrence Region contributes roughly USD $232 billion to Canada-U.S. trade

    Support for Cross-border Trade by SMEs Project:
    Each year, the Great Lakes- St. Lawrence Region contributes roughly USD $232 billion to Canada-U.S. trade

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What’s happening at CGLR

Matthew Mendelsohn talks about Great Lakes issues on CBC

May 24, 2013 | CGLRAdmin Via The CBC. CGLR Founding Board Member Matthew Mendelsohn introduces CGLR and our work during CBC's program on low water levels in the Great Lakes. Read More

Our First AGM in Milwaukee

July 9, 2013 | CGLRAdmin CGLR held its first Annual General Meeting in Milwaukee at 9:30-11:30am CDT on September 11, 2013 during Great Lakes Week. Reports from the Board and Acting Executive Director were presented, and we also discussed updates on CGLR’s early projects, its working groups, and we asked for member feedback on CGLR's next projects. Read More

Mark Fisher Joins Council of the Great Lakes Region as New CEO

February 20, 2014 | CGLRAdmin TORONTO AND CLEVELAND – The Council of the Great Lakes Region (CGLR) today announced the appointment of Mark Fisher as its first Chief Executive Officer. Read More

Projects

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CGLR’s projects address regional concerns and strive to encourage regional collaboration, provide evidence to be used in regional decision-making, and offer concrete and practical solutions.

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Sponsorships & Membership

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CGLR belongs to its members. Its work and the directions it takes are a function of the active participation and support of the region’s organizations.

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