Policy and Advocacy

Business advocacy is at the heart of the Manitoba Chambers of Commerce. It is about empowering our members and working with them to achieve outcomes that benefit them regardless of their size, sector and region. It is about building a world-renowned business environment and a more competitive Manitoba.

As Manitoba’s Business Advocate, the Chambers is an access point for relevant, timely information for our members, as well as public and private stakeholders.

We are a respected voice among government decision-makers and our solutions-based advocacy sets us apart.

How We Determine Our Advocacy Agenda

The Chambers researches and develops policy positions that serve to enhance the province’s business competitiveness, and to ensure that Manitoba is an attractive place to invest, conduct business and attract skilled talent.

The policy team  - staff and committee - help shape the issues for which we advocate through a policy resolution process. At our Annual General Meeting (AGM),  members gather to debate and define the resolutions that inform advocacy efforts for the coming year(s). Out of this process, comes a compendium of resolutions, which form the basis of our advocacy work.


Resolutions for the AGM should be submitted to the Chambers Office using the standard format of:

  • Preamble (giving some background)
  • Resolutions (stated in clear language what you want to see happen)
  • Argument (the rationale for the resolution)

Please use a 12 pt font in either Ariel or Helvetica Font, double spaced and unless there is a compelling reason for more information, please confine the resolution to approximately 600-700 words.  We will be in touch with you for further research or information as we review the resolutions.


Karen Viveiros, Director of Communications & Policy

Legacy Sponsors

manitoba pork
Johnston Group
Canadian National Railway

Partners and Affiliations

Chambers of Commerce Group Insurance Plan
canadian chamber
Winnipeg Free Press
Chambers Executives of Manitoba
CentrePort Canada