As the advocate for regional business, the Greater Parkland Regional Chamber of Commerce (GPRC) is your local resource, championing ideas, harnessing energy and collectively moving forward sensible solutions for our business community. We have the capacity to advocate the interest and concerns of our members. By us actively engaging in advocacy, we are able to raise ‘our’ collective profile among policymakers; we are working to be laser focused on issues consistent with our chambers mission and transparency in communicating those issue to both government and our membership. Lobbying and advocacy are a core activity of our Chamber.
Letters to Premier Kenney
The GPRC has been sending letters to Premier Jason Kenney regarding the most recent lockdown measures and how they affect small business. All community Chambers in Alberta were encouraged to show support for small businesses through letters to Premier Kenney. Our letters in support of your business are below.
Letters of Support to Elected Officials
The GPRC writes letters of support to elected officials and our municipalities for various advocacy affairs. You may find the Chamber's archived letters below.
June 17, 2021
July 15, 2021
June 15, 2021
March 9, 2021
October 26, 2020
Letters for Broadband Infrastructure
The GPRC recognizes the importance of strong internet connections, both publicly and for our business community, and we have been advocating to elected officials on this important matter. Below are documents showcasing our efforts in promoting the social and economical benefits of Broadband for our region. On July 15, 2021, Telus announced their investment of $43 million to help support and build this essential service in our region.
Federal Role in Housing Roundtable
Have an Issue You'd Like the GPRC to Advocate For?
The Greater Parkland Regional Chamber of Commerce Business Advocacy Committee plays a role of advocacy on behalf of its business members in the community. As well, the Chamber works with business and government to develop and implement policies designed to ensure Greater Parkland Regional Chamber provides an atmosphere that is conducive to business and sustainable community growth. The objective of the Business Advocacy Committee is to work with and on behalf of the Chamber Board and its members to identify issues or barriers to growth for the members and develop strategies through which to address and resolve identified issues or barriers.
Click the button below to complete our advocacy form.