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Policy & Advocacy

Policy Committees

Chamber policy and advocacy activities are guided by business leaders and grassroot members that assists us in identifying important issues and challenges we need to address with policy makers.


Policy & Advocacy Input & Orientation Session


This fall, the Red Deer and District Chamber of Commerce worked to assess and implement change to our Policy and Advocacy process. Through this process, we established a new strategy to move forward with Policy and Advocacy, and we are now ready to share this with you, our members.

You may choose one of the following dates to attend an orientation session at the Chamber office:

Wednesday, January 11th, 2023  12:00pm – 1:00pm

Friday, January 13th, 2023  12:00pm – 1:00pm


During this session, we will present our strategy moving forward in Policy and Advocacy, and then you as members will have a chance ask questions and provide feedback. Lunch will be provided at both sessions for those in attendance.


The Red Deer & District Chamber of Commerce advocates on behalf of our members to positively influence decisions made at all levels of government.

Advocacy begins with our members through face to face communication, surveys, and other policy engagement opportunities. We identify the issues that restrain business growth and work to create solutions to bring forward to government. We also work to bring awareness to issues facing the local business community.

We work closely with our partners at the Alberta Chambers of Commerce and the Canadian Chamber of Commerce to advocate on issues provincial or national in scope.

We will be communicating new member engagement opportunities in fall of 2022.


Federal Issues

For a comprehensive list of the positions advocated by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce visit their website here.

Real Estate Investment Trusts have the potential to increase liquidity of farmland and create a robust rental market while maintaining arable land for agricultural purposes.

Provincial Issues

We work closely with our provincial counterparts to advocate on the issues impacting our members. For a full list of positions advocated by the Alberta Chambers visit their website here. Some highlights include:

The option of private worker coverage

Allow for the creation of agriculture REITs

Alberta Chamber of Commerce Policy Book - 2022


Regional Issues

Letter to the City of Red Deer Re: Proposed 2023-2024 Budget

Response from the City of Red Deer Re: 2023-2024 Budget

Letter to the City of Red Deer Re: Land Use Bylaw Amendment Riverlands (Capstone) Redevelopment Plan