The Whistler Chamber has a track record of moving the dial on local, provincial and national issues. Whether it’s lobbying for business support programs or speaking up on National immigration reform, and labour initiatives, the Chamber champions your interests.
Curious about our priority areas of focus for our local advocacy work? It’s all here in “Moving Whistler Forward”.
Your Voice Matters – Have Your Say!
Advocacy in Action Member Input Sessions
What is an Advocacy in Action Session?
As your Chamber, one of our key roles is to advocate on behalf of the Whistler business community. Our power packed Advocacy in Action Sessions are designed for you, our Members, to let us know where to take action. We want to stay up-to-date with developing concerns of our business community during COVID-19, and be better prepared to advocate for you and your business. This is an opportunity to speak frankly and let the chamber know how we can make your business better.
These in-person sessions are an opportunity to speak frankly and let your Chamber know how we can make business better for you.
Join us, and learn how your voice does make a difference!
A Message from our network partner
Fiona Famulak, President & CEO of the BC Chamber of Commerce
All Candidates Meeting Recording
Use Your Vote to Shape Your Community this Municipal Election
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The Whistler Chamber hosted the first Advocacy in Action roundtable discussion of 2022 on February 17th. The meeting, which was held virtually, was well attended by representatives from a diverse set of Whistler businesses.
Reports & Resources
BC Chamber of Commerce Releases 2023-2024 Policies & Positions Manual
Local Chambers of Commerce and Boards of Trade are attuned to the issues that are important to their communities. This year’s manual includes new policies that address taxation, Indigenous reconciliation, housing, public safety, infrastructure, and workforce issues.
2022 Municipal Election Survey Key Findings
To better gauge what action business owners want to see from elected officials ahead of the Municipal Election, The Whistler Chamber conducted a survey of the business community in August – September 2022.
2019 Commercial Lease Report
The report provides a snapshot of ranges of commercial lease rates and operating costs throughout the Resort Municipality of Whistler as of June 2019.
Recruitment and Retention Toolkit – A toolkit for leveraging Whistler’s employment brand
Economic Growth Information Sheet
Supporting Economic Growth in Tight Labour Markets & Putting Canadians First
Employment Resources – Cheat Sheet
Your Voice Matters!
Our Advocacy Committee is composed of Board Members and Members of the larger business community who work with the Executive Director to set issue priorities. The committee mandate is to support the organization in developing timely advocacy positions that help elevate Whistler’s business. As a member of both the BC and Canadian Chambers of Commerce, policy recommendations developed by the Whistler Chamber Advocacy Committee are introduced into the larger network’s policy process. The Whistler Chamber has a successful track record of having important policies adopted at the provincial and national level. Our most recent policy win saw our policy paper on enhancing the Working Holiday Visas program accepted by the BC and Canadian Chambers of Commerce in 2015.
If there is an issue you think the Whistler Chamber Advocacy Committee should consider, please contact us here.
How we advocate for you
There is power in the network. The Whistler Chamber is a member of both the British Columbia and the Canadian Chamber of Commerce. Our policy resolutions are considered at the provincial and national level and Whistler’s voice is a much respected one in the national network. Through regular touch points with our members and a robust annual schedule with our advocacy committee we keep our finger on the pulse.
If you have any questions around our advocacy process or any issues you wish to elevate contact us here.
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