Making life better

Making life better

Making life better

Making life better

The Business Council of Alberta, has a simple but radical idea: making life better.

This means business playing its part in solving our biggest challenges to create the right conditions where Albertans, the economy and the environment can thrive without leaving anyone behind.

What We’re Working On

Doing What's Right

Alberta business is focused on the right things, with a strong commitment to environment, society and good governance (ESG) innovation and leadership, as a means to achieving shared prosperity

A Model Business Climate

Alberta is the place that enables opportunity and innovation, creates jobs, and attracts people and investment

The Future, On Purpose

An Alberta economy that is adaptive, resilient and thriving, enabling better lives for current and future generations

Who We Are

We’re made up of leaders who care about this province and its people. Like you, we care about the world we’re leaving to our children and we feel the urgency to act now.

Our Founders

A group of over 40 respected leaders from across Alberta have come together to form the initial Council, inspired by five founders:

Hal Kvisle, Chairman, Finning International; Chairman, ARC Resources; Corporate Director, Cenovus Energy.

Mac Van Wielingen, President and Founder, Viewpoint Group

Ron Mannix, Chairman Emeritus, Coril Holdings Ltd.

Nancy Southern, Chair and CEO ATCO Group

Dawn Farrell, President and CEO, TransAlta Corporation

Adam Legge is the founding President of the Business Council of Alberta.

Our Approach

Adaptation. Collaboration. Preservation.

We don’t have all the answers and we know if we are to be successful, we need many others to help find the best course of action, and to bring a true representation of Alberta’s industry, geography, people and interests. Above all, we know we need to lead by example and be part of the solutions.

Our Members


Top Alberta companies in every sector


Over 200,000 working Albertans


Tens of billions annually in our economy

ARC Financial Corp.
Brian Boulanger, President


ARC Resources
Myron Stadnyk, President & Chief Executive Officer


ATCO Group
Nancy Southern, Chair & Chief Executive Officer


Big Rock Brewery
Wayne Arsenault, President & Chief Executive Officer 


Boardwalk REIT
Sam Kolias, Chair & Chief Executive Officer


Canada Asia Synergy Group
Doug Horner, Chairperson


Canadian Natural Resources
Tim McKay, President


Canadian Western Bank
Chris Fowler, President & Chief Executive Officer


Cenovus Energy Inc.
Alex Pourbaix, President & Chief Executive Officer


Coril Holdings Ltd.
Ron Mannix, Chairman Emeritus


Enbridge Inc.
Al Monaco, President & Chief Executive Officer


Doug Suttles, Chief Executive Officer


Finning Canada
Kevin Parkes, President


Finning International / ARC Resources 
Hal Kvisle, Board Chair / Board Chair


Hokanson Capital Inc.
Jordan Hokanson, President & Chief Executive Officer


Jayman Built
Jay Westman, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer


Ledcor Group
Tom Lassu, President, Ledcor Industries Inc.


MATCO Investments
Ron Mathison, Chairman


Mawer Investment Management
Craig Senyk, President & Vice Chairman


Melcor Developments
Tim Melton, Executive Chairman


Modern Resources
Chris Slubicki, President, Chief Executive Officer & Director


Nutrien Inc.
Chuck Magro, President & Chief Executive Officer


Parkland Fuel Corporation
Bob Espey, President & Chief Executive Officer


PCL Constructors Inc
Dave Filipchuk, President & Chief Executive Officer


Pembina Pipeline Corporation
Mick Dilger, President & Chief Executive Officer


Pureweb Inc.
Chen Fong, Co-Founder


Perpetual Energy Inc.
Sue Riddell-Rose, President & Chief Executive Officer


Questerre Energy Corporation
Michael Binnion, President & Chief Executive Officer


Rocor Holdings Ltd.
Harold Roozen, President & Chief Executive Officer


Sequeira Partners
Aroon Sequeira, Chairman


Shaw Communications
Brad Shaw, Chief Executive Officer


Stone Creek Resorts
Guy Turcotte, Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer


Suncor Energy Inc.
Mark Little, President & Chief Executive Officer


TC Energy
Russ Girling, President & Chief Executive Officer


The51 Ventures Inc.
Judy Fairburn, Co-Founder


TransAlta Corporation
Dawn Farrell


Trimac Transportation Services
Jeff McCaig, Chairman


UFA Co-operative Ltd.
Scott Bolton, Chief Executive Officer (Interim)


Viewpoint Group / ARC Financial
Mac Van Wielengen, President and Founder / Founder


Clive Beddoe, Chairman


Zinc Ventures
Brad Zumwalt, President


Jim Davidson, Corporate Director


The Latest

02 July 2019

MacKinnon Report on Alberta Finances Sets Course For Long-Term Fiscal Balance and Innovation

CALGARY – The Provincial Government released its MacKinnon Panel Report on Alberta’s Finances today. The recommendations outlined in the report set out a long-term trajectory that will improve lives for Albertans and send a strong positive economic message that will improve business confidence in the province.

02 July 2019

Tax cut will mean thousands of new jobs says Business Council of Alberta

CALGARY – There’s a reason for additional optimism on Canada Day with the prospect that additional Albertans may soon be working. The Job Creation Tax Cut that comes into effect today, in combination with the predictable reductions coming over the next 3 years, has high potential to result in new projects and investments, and more Albertans working, according to 40 of Alberta’s largest investors and job creators who make up the Business Council of Alberta.

27 June 2019

New Business Council Aims to Build a More Prosperous Alberta

ALBERTA – Today Alberta’s top business leaders are launching a new non-partisan, non-profit organization – the Business Council of Alberta – to boldly meet the challenges facing our province and build a better Alberta within a more dynamic Canada.

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