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

Build

Top Alberta companies in every sector

Employ

Over 200,000 working Albertans

Invest

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

 

Encana
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

 

WestJet
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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