Town of Canmore

Business Recovery Task Force

We are seeking two new Task Force Members to help support the recovery of our local economy.
Apply by April 27, 2021 at Apply for a Committee 
This advisory task force will develop recommendations to support residents returning to work, to support business operations in their recovery efforts and future growth, and to identify opportunities to propel our community beyond the recovery stage. 

The task force will help prioritize areas of focus for the Economic Development Department. This task force will work alongside the Town of Canmore Economic Development Department to implement the recovery plan, monitor its progress, and advise adaptations as needed.

Business Recovery Task Force  pdf Terms of Reference (105 KB)

The task force will initially meet bi-weekly with scheduled meetings. The schedule will be reassessed each quarter. As the task force is not a formal council committee, meetings are not open to the public. Updates and final recommendations will be posted here as they become available. 

The task force consists of 10 members: 2 Town Councilors, 6 Industry Representation (with priority given to Health Science and Services, Arts/Culture/Entertainment, Professional/Scientific/Technical Services, Tourism, Manufacturing, Building/Development, Retail), and 2 Outside Agencies (Community Futures Centre West, Job Resource Centre Canmore/Banff, Representative from the Immigration partnership, Not-for-profit community). Current members are:

Public Members (business representation)
Katherine Hughes
Rachel Ludwig
Michael Masters
Stephanie O'Brien
Dean Smolicz
Brian Talbot

Public Members (not-for-profit representation)
Barry Mehr
Cameron Spence

Council Representatives
Councillor Karen Marra
Councillor Joanna McCallum

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Business Recovery Task Force Minutes & Agendas

Meeting Documents

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