Policy Forum

Helping businesses in Edmonton by advocating on behalf of our members to positively influence decisions made by all levels of government.

Policy Forum is the main policy approval body of the Edmonton Chamber. All policies developed by our volunteer committees and task forces receive a final review by Policy Forum. In addition to the finished policy, Policy Forum receives the background information and research on the submitted policy. Any proposed resolutions are presented by the committee or task force chair for ratification. After deliberation and approval by Policy Forum, those approved become official policies and positions of the Edmonton Chamber.

Following a successful approval, each policy position is assigned a lobbying plan and thoroughly communicated to appropriate government representatives. The process is facilitated by the Edmonton Chamber policy team with the expert advisement of Policy Forum.

All official policies are available for and welcome public viewing. Review our municipal, provincial and federal policies. If you would like more information about our Policy Forum or to discuss Edmonton Chamber policy positions in greater detail, contact Brent Francis, Director, Advocacy and Outreach, by emailing

Our current Policy Forum members are: 

Bryan DeNeve, Chair: Vice Chair, ECC Board

Dawn Harsch: Chair, ECC Board

Craig Thorkelsson: Treasurer, ECC Board

Sandy Jacobson: Director, ECC Board

Scott McEachern: Director, ECC Board

Jenelle Trenchuk-Saik: Director, ECC Board

Janet Riopel: ECC President and CEO, Ex-Officio

Vacant: Chair, Energy and Environment Committee (EEC)

Vacant: Chair, Finance and Taxation Committee (FTC)

Tim Morrison: Chair, Municipal Affairs Committee (MAC)

Ian Morrison: Chair, Trade and Market Access Committee (TMC)

Doug Piquette: Chair, Workforce Development Committee (WDC)

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