Pillar Partners

Pillar Partner program will harness the power of partnerships.

As the largest and most broadly-based business organization in the province that represents 100 chambers of commerce and boards of trade and 36,000 businesses of every size and from every sector and region of the province, the BC Chamber of Commerce is an established voice in the business community and has helped shape government public policy and decision-making to empower British Columbia’s businesses.

With a rich history that spans over 70 years, the provincial association has navigated both economic and political change. However, today’s reality is different, defined not only by new business models, workplace norms and technologies, but also by a changing society, rightfully seeking equity, diversity, inclusion and justice for all, by the devastating effect of climate change and the urgent need for solutions and spiking mental health concerns at all ages.

There is much to do and none of us can do it alone.

That is why the BC Chamber of Commerce has created its new Pillar Partner program, designed to leverage the expertise and know-how of an exclusive group of industry leaders, who share the provincial association’s values and commitment to harnessing the opportunities and addressing the challenges that lie ahead so that businesses across the province prosper, families thrive and our communities flourish.

 

Interested in learning more? Please contact Jennifer Jones, Director, Events and Partnerships, at jjones@bcchamber.org.

 

 


 

Canada’s Oil & Natural Gas Producers (CAPP)

CAPP’s work is carried out through a variety of specialized Policy Groups supported by CAPP staff, CAPP members, subject matter experts and working groups.

Staff members – including economists, engineers, communicators, accountants, political scientists, lawyers and administrative staff – work with our membership on the many issues before the organization.

CAPP’s Vision is to enhance Canada’s prosperity by enabling responsible growth of Canada’s upstream oil and natural gas industry.

Our Mission, on behalf of the Canadian upstream oil and natural gas industry, is to advocate for and enable:

  • Economic competitiveness; and,
  • Safe, environmentally and socially responsible performance.

Canadian National Railway Company (CN)

A leading North American transportation and logistics company.

Essential to the economy, the CN team of approximately 23,000 railroaders transports more than C$250 billion worth of goods annually for a wide range of business sectors, ranging from resource products to manufactured products to consumer goods, across a rail network of approximately 20,000 route-miles spanning Canada and mid-America.

Connecting ports on three coasts, the CN network penetrates deep into resource-rich and manufacturing-intensive regions, to move raw materials, intermediate goods and finished goods to market.

Our reach extends beyond rail to offer fully integrated transportation and logistics services.

Our name spells out our mission: a bridge to a cleaner energy future.

That bridge safely connects millions of people around the world to the energy they rely on every day, fueling quality of life. Throughout our history, and especially today, we are looking beyond the horizon to invest in and build modern infrastructure, resilient communities and reliable energy.

We operate across North America and beyond—powering industry, empowering society and safely delivering reliable, affordable sources of energy through our four core businesses: Liquids pipelinesNatural gas pipelinesGas utilities and storage, and Renewable energy.

We move about 30% of the crude oil produced in North America, we transport nearly 20% of the natural gas consumed in the U.S., and we operate North America’s third-largest natural gas utility by consumer count. Enbridge was an early investor in renewable energy, and we have a growing offshore wind portfolio.

As a diversified energy company, we are uniquely positioned to help accelerate the global transition to a cleaner energy future, and we’re doing it in ways that are ethical, sustainable and socially responsible. We’re advancing new low-carbon energy technologies—including hydrogen, renewable natural gas, and carbon capture and storage. We’re committed to reducing the carbon footprint of the energy we deliver, and to achieving net zero emissions by 2050.

It takes a diverse team of dedicated employees to lead the transition to a lower-carbon energy future for BC.

As the province’s largest energy provider, we’re putting more than 100 years of knowledge and experience into practice on our path to achieve provincial climate action goals by 2030 and our long-term vision to 2050.

We deliver safe, reliable and cost-effective natural gas, electricity and Renewable Natural Gas to customers across the province. Our more than 2,600 employees proudly serve approximately 1.2 million customers in 135 British Columbian communities and 58 First Nations communities across 150 Traditional Territories.

We continue to build and strengthen relationships with Indigenous Peoples and actively invest in Indigenous communities, job training and recruitment. It’s important to build authentic, mutually respectful relationships with Indigenous Peoples as part of our commitment to Reconciliation.

LNG Canada represents one of the largest energy investments in the history of Canada.

On October 1, 2018, with support from First Nations, the community, all levels of government, business, and labour, our Joint Venture Participants made a final investment decision to build the LNG Canada export facility in Kitimat, British Columbia, in the traditional territory of the Haisla Nation.

LNG Canada will export Canadian natural gas to Asian markets, and in the process, put Canada on the global map of LNG exporting countries and create a world-class liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry in British Columbia and Canada.

Prince Rupert Port Authority

Building a better Canada by growing global trade.

Working closely with our partners and customers, we deliver value-added supply chain innovation. Through careful stewardship, we create sustainable prosperity for our communities, First Nations, our partners, our province, and our country.

The Prince Rupert Port Authority is responsible for the overall planning, development, marketing, and management of the commercial port facilities within the Port of Prince Rupert. This includes ensuring competitive, efficient, and timely responses to customer needs and business opportunities. It also means ensuring that we facilitate these opportunities in a manner that is safe, responsible, and sustainable.

Royal Bank of Canada (RBC)

Helping clients thrive and communities prosper.

RBC is a global financial institution with a purpose-driven, principles-led approach to delivering leading performance, and creating value for our clients and communities.

We’re on a purpose-driven journey to build the RBC of the future and reimagine the role we play in the lives of our customers. Our purpose inspires us every day to bring our best and use our imagination and insights to build a better future for our clients and communities.

For more than 150 years, we’ve gone where our clients have gone – expanding across Canada, the United States, and to select global markets. Today, we hold strong market positions in five business segments, with 17 million clients who continue to put their trust in RBC.

We are one of Canada’s biggest banks, and among the largest in the world based on market capitalization. We have 89,000+ full- and part-time employees who serve 17 million clients in Canada, the U.S. and 27 other countries. We are one of North America’s leading diversified financial services companies, and provide personal and commercial banking, wealth management, insurance, investor services and capital markets products and services on a global basis.

Tourmaline Oil Corp.

Responsibly developing Canada’s world-class assets.

Tourmaline is Canada’s largest natural gas producer. From our operations in British Columbia and Alberta, we are proud to send our natural gas across Canada, into the United States, and to international markets, improving the lives of many. Tourmaline sells its natural gas in Canada to British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario; within the United States to California and the Midwest; and at the start of 2023, we became the first Canadian producer to supply natural gas to Asian and European markets. 

Our goal is to have the largest supply of low-emission and low-development-cost natural gas in North America. To get there, we have set clear and aggressive targets to further reduce our emissions, recycle water and minimize our land impact. Tourmaline strives to continually improve and reduce our cost structure to remain competitive in the ever-changing landscape.

Vancouver Fraser Port Authority

Connecting Canada to the worldSupporting national trade objectives on behalf of all Canadians.

The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority is the federal agency responsible for the stewardship of the lands and waters that make up the Port of Vancouver, Canada’s largest port. Trade through the Port of Vancouver connects Canadian businesses and consumers with the variety of products that we use every day from markets across the globe, and generates tax revenues and secure employment for local communities.

As a Canada Port Authority, our mandate is to enable Canada’s trade through the Port of Vancouver, while protecting the environment and considering local communities.

Located on the southwest coast of British Columbia, the Port of Vancouver extends from Roberts Bank and the Fraser River up to and including Burrard Inlet. Geographically, the Port of Vancouver includes more than 16,000 hectares of water, more than 1,500 hectares of land and hundreds of kilometres of shoreline, bordering 16 municipalities and intersecting the traditional territories and treaty lands of several Coast Salish First Nations.