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

Boardwalk REIT
Sam Kolias, Chair & Chief Executive Officer

Canada Asia Synergy Group
Doug Horner, Chairperson

Corporate Director
Jim Davidson

Finning Canada
Kevin Parkes, President

Jayman Built
Jay Westman, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

MATCO Investments
Ron Mathison, Chairman

Nutrien Inc. 
Chuck Magro, President & Chief Executive Officer

Pembina Pipeline Corporation
Mick Dilger, President & Chief Executive Officer

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

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

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

TransAlta Corporation
Dawn Farrell, President & Chief Executive Officer

Scott Bolton, Chief Executive Officer (Interim)

ARC Resources
Myron Stadnyk, President & Chief Executive Officer

Big Rock Brewery
Wayne Arsenault, President & Chief Executive Officer 

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

Creative Destruction Lab / The51
Judy Fairburn, Fellow / Co-Founder

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

Ledcor Group
Tom Lassu, President, Ledcor Industries Inc.

Melcor Developments
Tim Melton, Director

Parkland Fuel Corporation
Bob Espey, President & Chief Executive Officer

Pureweb Inc.
Chen Fong, Co-Founder

Sequeira Partners
Aroon Sequeira, Chairman

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

Trimac Transportation Services
Jeff McCaig, Chairman

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

ATCO Group
Nancy Southern, Chair & Chief Executive Officer

Canadian Western Bank
Chris Fowler, President & Chief Executive Officer

Coril Holdings Ltd.
Ron Mannix, Chairman Emeritus

Enbridge Inc.
Al Monaco, President & Chief Executive Officer

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

Mawer Investment Management
Craig Senyk, President & Vice Chairman

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

PCL Constructors Inc.
Dave Filipchuk, President & Chief Executive Officer 

Questerre Energy Corporation
Michael Binnion, President & Chief Executive Officer

Shaw Communications
Brad Shaw, Chief Executive Officer

TC Energy
Russ Girling, President & Chief Executive Officer

Clive Beddoe, Chairman

Zinc Ventures
Brad Zumwalt, President

The Latest

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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