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Government Advocacy

Advocacy (1)

As the Voice of Business, the Mission Regional Chamber of Commerce works towards making the region a competitive place to do business. That is why advocacy is core to our mandate.

Working with the municipality and through partnerships with Economic Development, the Chamber is able to ensure that business concerns are heard.

In collaboration with local Chambers and as a member of the BC Chamber of Commerce and the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, we work with regional, provincial and federal policy-makers to continuously improve the business environment.


BC Chamber Policy Development

The BC Chamber's grassroots policy-development process is second-to-none in British Columbia. Every year, the membership, Chambers of Commerce and Boards of Trade develops policies that reflect the on-the-ground needs of B.C. businesses. Through this process, our membership endorses approximately 50 new policies every year at the Annual General Meeting

Canadian Chamber Policy Development

Every year, member chambers of commerce and boards of trade, along with the Canadian Chamber of Commerce’s policy committees, are invited to submit resolutions of a national scope to the Canadian Chamber policy process. This process culminates in a democratic vote on the floor of their annual general meeting. Following approval at the AGM, we, along with our members, can move forward in our advocacy efforts based on the resolutions contained within the Policy Resolutions Books. Each resolution, once approved, has an effective lifespan of three years.

Recent accomplishments for the MISSION CHAMBER have included:

New Policies in development at the Mission Chamber:

Join our Government Affairs Committee

Are you interested in helping us shape public policy? Are you an expert in your field, with a passion for strengthening the local business community?

Send an email to with the following information:

Name & Title
Company Name
Contact info (Phone & Email)

Please take the time to answer the following questions in your submission:

  1. Are you currently a Mission Regional Chamber of Commerce Member?
  2. Why are you interested in joining this committee?
  3. What unique expertise would you bring to the committee table?
  4. How do you hope to benefit from committee membership?
  5. How did you hear about our committee?
  6. What other organizations are you currently affiliated with?


  • All committee members must be Members of the Mission Regional Chamber of Commerce in good standing.
  • All committee members must sign a Code of Conduct agreement as well as appropriate confidentiality agreements.
  • Regular attendance and participation is expected for all MRCC Committees

 Committee Work Timeline

  1. Monthly Meeting - 3rd Tuesday at 2pm
  2. Sept/Oct - Review expiring policies
  3. Nov/Dec - Survey Members about policy to bring to next AGM
  4. Jan/Feb - Develop Policy
  5. Mar - Send policy to BC Chamber
  6. June - Send policy to Canadian Chamber

*For the time being, we will continue holding our meetings online via Zoom and following the public health orders.