Advocacy

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As Abbotsford grows the activities of the Chamber have been shifting to match the needs of members and the business community as a whole.

More and more time and effort is being spent on advocacy.  The Chamber is represented in unprecedented numbers of committees, boards, review panels and advisory committees.  The Chamber utilizes an extensive network of volunteers to bolster staff to ensure we are adequately represented locally and regionally.

The Chamber has produced a number of position papers over the last number of years on a variety of issues pertinent to trade and commerce in Abbotsford.  In addition, we have sponsored or cosponsored numerous resolutions to the floor of the BC and Canadian Chambers of Commerce Annual General Meeting with great success.

The Chamber has positioned itself to be "top of mind" when questions of the Abbotsford community are being garnered by:

  • City of Abbotsford
  • Metro Vancouver
  • Federal Government
  • Provincial Government
  • Fraser Valley Regional District
  • Crown Corporations
  • Local MLA's and MP's
  • Sectoral Organizations


The Chamber is active with the following committees:

  • Abbotsford Transportation Task Force
  • Agriculture Advisory Committee
  • Economic Development Commission
  • Environmental Advisory Committee
  • Friends of UFV
  • Lower Mainland Transportation Panel
  • Restorative Justice Committee
  • Sister City Committee
  • Social Development Advisory Committee
  • Taxi Bylaw Review
  • Tourism Abbotsford
  • Volunteer Abbotsford


Most recently the Chamber participated on the following initiatives: 

  • Abbotsford Regional Hospital and Cancer Centre
  • Campus 2020
  • City Council Stipend Review
  • Development Cost Charge Review
  • Mt. Lehman, Clearbrook, and McCallum Road Interchanges
  • Official Community Plan
  • Plan A and Capital Legacy
  • Sign Bylaw Re-write
  • Translink Governance Review

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