Who We Are

Building the future of Alberta—together. The Business Council of Alberta is a non-partisan, for-purpose organization dedicated to building a better Alberta within a more dynamic Canada.

Alberta always been a place of opportunity and optimism, of innovation and ingenuity, of resilience and resolve. We love our province and all those who call it home, and we want to leave it better than we found it, so we are boldly carving a prosperous future for Albertans—to make life better.

Our Work

We are not just a think tank; we are an action tank. We focus on the long-term solutions to the greatest challenges that face Albertans. Our goal is to increase shared prosperity—the opportunity, security, and belonging of all Albertans. Our work focuses on two key areas:

Jobs & Opportunity

We believe our success as a province hinges on the participation and prosperity of all. Prosperity begins with a good job, and future opportunity. To achieve this, we must grow the economy, create jobs now, and equip Albertans to do them better than anyone else on earth.

Competitive & Sustainable Economy

Sustainability requires that we meet the food, fuel, and fibre needs of the world today, and for decades to come, while also setting up our province and the world even better for future generations to meet their own needs. This means building Alberta as the province of challenge-driven innovation and industry, and one that is truly an economic and ESG leader.

About the Council

We believe that when business does well, we all do well. And with that in mind, a small group of visionary business leaders took bold steps to form the Business Council of Alberta in 2019.

The Council was formed to harness the experience and talent of business leaders and entrepreneurs to build a better Alberta in a more dynamic Canada—to create shared prosperity, to protect our environment, to help shape and build community, to build successful and thriving businesses that contribute to the world’s greatest needs, and to create jobs that enable every Albertan to live the life to which they aspire.

Our Commitment

We commit to protecting the things that are important to Albertans: jobs, nature, community, belonging, and innovation. We will ensure our efforts lead to a vibrant business sector that can contribute to increasing the long-term shared prosperity of Albertans and enabling their best life possible. We will meaningfully engage diverse voices and champion a just, equitable, and healthy society.

Our Approach

To be successful in providing the right solutions to make life better for Albertans, we must

  • Adapt to ensure that our business environment remains competitive, innovative, and prepared for change;
  • Collaborate with and bring together leaders of all perspectives to solve some of our biggest challenges; and
  • Preserve and enhance our best assets for our future, including our people and our natural environment.

Our People




Annual Reports

2021 Annual Report

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2020 Annual Report

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2019 Annual Report

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In the spirit of truth, reconciliation, and respect, we honour and acknowledge the lands upon which we live and work as guests, including the traditional territories of the First Nations in Treaties 6, 7, and 8 and the citizens of the Metis Nation of Alberta. We thank the First Peoples of this land, which we now call Alberta, for their generations of stewardship of the land, and we seek to walk together in the spirit of truth and reconciliation to build a shared future for all in Alberta.

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