The Delta Chamber of Commerce advocates on behalf of business in Delta at all levels of government. Through associations with the BC Chamber of Commerce and the Canadian Chamber of Commerce we can ensure the voices of our Members and the community at large are heard.
Should you have questions about any of our advocacy issues please contact the Executive Director at 604-946-4232 or ExecDir@deltachamber.ca.
Improved High-Speed Internet Access Annacis Island & Tilbury Industrial Park
The Delta Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with the City of Delta negotiated an agreement with Telus to bring fibre optics into Delta business parks.
Annacis Island Traffic Issues
The Delta Chamber of Commerce worked with the City of Delta and Delta Police Department to make both short term and long-term changes to the traffic on Annacis Island to improve difficult traffics issues on the island.
Business & Community Advocacy
2019-06-07 | Letter to Mayor & Council re "Highest and Best Use" Property Assessments
2019-05-28 | Letter to Council re Bayside Village Mall Proposed New Pylon Signage
2019-05-17 | Letter of Support of Vancouver Fraser Port Authority Roberts Bank Terminal 2
2019-04-26| Letter of support for PICS & Deltassist
2019-03-12 | Letter to Mayor & Council re Southlands Variance - Four Winds
2018-12-24 | Delta Chamber statement re George Massey Tunnel Replacement
Delta Chamber Committee Work
The Delta Chamber of Commerce has a standing committee that focuses on transportation issues in Delta, including but not limited to:
- Tunnel traffic congestion and replacement solutions
- Short Sea Shipping
- Traffic Issues
- Mobility Pricing for Roads (Links):
Crime in Industrial Areas
The Delta Chamber has partnered with the Delta Police Department to discuss crime in the industrial areas and potential solutions. Areas of focus are:
- Tilbury Industrial Park
- Annacis Industrial Park
Cannabis in the Workplace
The Delta Chamber of Commerce has been working with the Delta Police Department and Worksafe BC to gather information on the implementation of the Cannabis Legalization (October 17, 2018) and the impact on businesses. All businesses will need to implement policies regarding Cannabis in the Workplace.
The BC Chamber of Commerce recently hosted a webinar for businesses on cannabis in the workplace. CLICK HERE to view a recording.
Researchers from the University of Colorado at Denver, John Hopkins University, Harvard Medical School, Children's Hospital Boston, University of Kansas and more released a report entitled "Lessons Learned from Marijuana Legalization in Four U.S. States and D.C." - CLICK HERE to read.
In April 2018, the Delta Chamber of Commerce held a luncheon on the legalization of cannabis and how it could potentially impact group benefit plans. Please see below for the presentations.
The Progressive Contractors Association of Canada has recently released two tool kits to assist employers:
WorkSafe BC released a list of resources for businesses regarding policies and procedures, strategies and more:
- Workplace impairment: A primer on preparing for cannabis legalization
- Workplace Strategies: Risk of Impairment from Cannabis
- Construction Industry of British Columbia Substance Abuse Testing & Treatment
- Program Policy, developed jointly by Construction Labour Relations Association of BC and the Bargaining Council of BC Building Trades Unions
Women in Business
The Delta Chamber of Commerce is working with the Honourable Carla Qualtrough to understand how women entrepreneurs in Delta can access funds that were announced in the Federal budget of February 2018.
Women entrepreneurs: By far, the largest net new impact on Canada’s entrepreneurial class is the $1.65 billion in new financing being made available to women business owners, to be delivered over three years through the Business Development Bank of Canada and Export Development Canada.
The government is also making $105 million available over five years to reduce barriers that have traditionally made it harder for women to launch their own business. Those who do business with the federal government will also notice changes. The budget promises that 15 per cent of small- and medium-sized businesses that provide goods or services to the federal government will be women-owned, quickly growing their potential for additional revenue.
On July 4, 2018 the Delta Chamber of Commerce meeting with the Honourable Carla Qualtrough regarding Federal funding of women in business. Please view the links below:
- Presentation Deck from The Honourable Carla Qualtrough, MP for Delta
- BDC Women's Entrepreneur Tech Fund
- Business Women in International Trade (BWIT)
- Women's Enterprise Centre