POLICY AND ADVOCACY

Business advocacy is at the heart of the Manitoba Chambers of Commerce (MCC). It is about empowering our members and working with them to achieve outcomes that benefit them, regardless of their size, sector, or 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 MCC 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 in, conduct business in, and attract skilled talent to.

The policy team — staff and committee — helps 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 (state in clear language what you want to see happen)
  • Argument (the rationale for the resolution)

Please use a 12pt font in either Arial or Helvetica, 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.

View our Policy Resolution Handbook.

 

CONTACT:

Karen Viveiros
Director of Communications & Policy
204-948-0103
kviveiros@mbchamber.mb.ca