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Advocacy

The Whistler Chamber has a track record of moving the dial on local, provincial and national issues. Whether it’s lobbying for COVID-19 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”.

Recent Advocacy

All Candidates Meeting Recording

Use Your Vote to  Shape Your Community this Municipal Election

Reports & Resources

 

green-arrow  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.

Download Key Findings Summary

green-arrow  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.

2019 Commercial Lease Report

green-arrow Recruitment and Retention Toolkit – A toolkit for leveraging Whistler’s employment brand

Download

green-arrow  Economic Growth Information Sheet

Supporting Economic Growth in Tight Labour Markets & Putting Canadians First
View document

green-arrow  Employment Resources – Cheat Sheet

View Document

Your Voice Matters!

 

green-arrow  Advocacy committee

Our Advocacy Committee is composed of Board Members and Members of the larger business community who work with the CEO 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.

 

Contact Us

Whistler Chamber of Commerce, 201 – 4230 Gateway Drive, Whistler, BC
PH: (604) 932-5922 FX: (604) 932-3755

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