Representing the interests of business
As the Voice of Business, The Chamber must ensure we speak for a majority of our members. Whether an issue is brought forward by a member, our board, a politician or the community at large, we seek consensus and to be well informed in developing credible policy positions.
Policies established by The Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce are based on consultation with membership during an annual policy forum, recommendations of the board of directors and the direction outlined by the incoming chair of The Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce.
In accordance with the bylaws of The Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce, a majority of two-thirds of the votes cast by board members is necessary to approve each policy position. These policies will be brought to the attention of appropriate government officials and other bodies to whom the recommendations are directed. The method of presentation of each item will be determined by a number of factors, including subsequent events and legislation which may affect the subject matter, additional information that may become available, the timing of a presentation, etc.
Each resolution, once approved by the board, has an effective lifespan of three years unless otherwise stated. After three years, the board of directors can decide whether or not the policy should remain as a current policy position of The Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce.
Throughout the year, members will be updated and advised of the action(s) taken on each of these positions by way of summaries and reports in Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce publications.
Read Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce policies.