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Stability and resilience through COVID-19

Delivering on short, medium, and long term outcomes so we can emerge on our front foot and ready to lead in a globalized, connected world.

The issue

The COVID-19 pandemic is a considerable global challenge that is and will continue to impact all Canadians, one way or another. Our way of life has been fundamentally disrupted.

We understand the stress and continued uncertainty looking towards the next few weeks and months, for both the physical and economic health of our community. We know that all Canadians – everyday citizens, business owners, and our elected representatives – can meet this challenge. In order to ensure this, we ask policymakers to consider the following outcomes.

Delivering on these outcomes will keep us safe, ensure our Canadian economy continues to function, and allow us to emerge from this outbreak on our front foot and ready to lead in a globalized, connected world.

Policy recommendations

Stability and resilience

On March 17, 2020, the Calgary Chamber submitted short, medium, and long term recommendations to all levels of government.

Our proposed plan

Chamber in action

Municipal advocacy

Letter to City Council

On April 2, 2020, the Calgary Chamber of Commerce submitted the following letter to Mayor and Council on property tax relief for businesses struggling due to COVID-19.

Our asks

Provincial advocacy

Letter to Economic Recovery Council

Calgary and Edmonton Chambers recommend bold action for long-term sustainable jobs to Premier’s Economic Recovery Council.

Our joint letter

Federal advocacy

Letter to Minister Morneau

On April 9, 2020, the Calgary Chamber of Commerce submitted this letter to Finance Minister Bill Morneau on support for Albertan and all Canadian businesses in the upcoming federal budget.

Read our letter

Supports for business

Letter on CEWS and CECRA

On May 6, 2020, we requested extension and changes to the CEWS and CECRA programs. Both are critical to the re-opening of our economy.

Our proposal

Alberta's relaunch strategy

Re-opening: top questions and concerns from business

On May 7, 2020, we shared the top re-opening questions and concerns from Calgary and Edmonton businesses with the provincial government.

Top concerns

The latest updates

Chamber on COVID-19

By working together, governments deliver critical support for Alberta's municipalities

We welcome today’s $1.1 billion in support & continue to urge a reimagining of the municipal-provincial relationship and a National Urban Strategy for Canada

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Major moves in innovation position Calgary and Alberta for future growth

The momentum we have gained this week in the innovation space via announcements made by provincial, municipal, and private sector will be critical to advancing our potential.

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Opinion: We need a compassionate recovery to address the hurt we don’t see

This op-ed was originally published by the Calgary Herald on July 21, 2020.

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We believe that vibrant business lead to vibrant communities.

We advocate for policies that enable them to start, scale, and compete.