Town of Canmore

Business Recovery Task Force

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 9 members: 2 Town Councilors, 5 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)
Rachel Ludwig
Stephanie O'Brien
Ian O'Donnell
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

DateBusiness Recovery Task Force MinutesBusiness Recovery Task Force Agendas

The Town of Canmore is located within Treaty 7 region of Southern Alberta. In the spirit of respect, reciprocity and truth, we honour and acknowledge the Canmore area, known as “Chuwapchipchiyan Kudi Bi” (translated in Stoney Nakoda as “shooting at the willows”) and the traditional Treaty 7 territory and oral practices of the Îyârhe Nakoda (Stoney Nakoda) – comprised of the Bearspaw First Nation, Chiniki First Nation, and Wesley First Nation – as well as the Tsuut’ina First Nation and the Blackfoot Confederacy comprised of the Siksika, Piikani, Kainai. We acknowledge that this territory is home to the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 3, within the historical Northwest Métis homeland. We acknowledge all Nations who live, work, and play and help us steward this land and honour and celebrate this territory. We commit to working to live in right relations and to advance Truth and Reconciliation.

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