COMP is a member of the Canadian Consortium for Research (CCR). The CCR was established in 1976 and consists of organizations that represent researchers in all disciplines across Canada. While the majority of these researchers are based in universities, the constituent organizations have numerous members in government laboratories and in private sector research centres. With more than 50,000 researchers and 500,000 students represented in these member groups, the CCR is the largest umbrella organization in Canada whose primary concerns are the funding of research in all sectors and support for post-secondary education.
All activities of the Consortium are conducted with volunteers from the constituent member societies and organizations. A six-member steering committee provides the planning and leadership for the CCR and reports to the Consortium at regularly scheduled bi-monthly meetings of the member representatives.