CIMDS structure and operating procedures
The CIMDS is led by two co-chairs, one from the Government of Quebec and the other from the Government of Canada, who are appointed by CIMDS members for a period of two and a half years and authorized by their respective organizations to sit in the role. The two co-chairs are assisted by a secretary. Typically, the CIMDS holds a plenary meeting three times a year. The meetings are an opportunity to present the progress made by the different work groups and to discuss the committee's direction and areas of work. The two co-chairs are responsible for reporting CIMDS work group progress to the co-chairs of the Navigation Coordination Committee (Comité concertation Navigation).