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.


The next Pillar Partner meeting is Thursday, December 7, 2023 from 2.30pm-4.00pm PT. Interested in learning more?

Please contact Jennifer Jones, Director, Events and Partnerships, at [email protected].




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.

Vancouver Airport Authority (YVR)

YVR is an economic and employment engine for BC and beyond.

As Canada’s second-busiest airport, it serves as a critical hub between Asia and the Americas, connecting people, cargo, data, and ideas.

The airport’s success is rooted in its unique operating model. YVR is operated by the Vancouver Airport Authority, a non-share capital, community-based corporation that operates the airport for the public interest. YVR is not government-run or beholden to shareholders. Instead, YVR’s profits are re-invested back into the airport and the community, driving economic growth and supporting thousands of jobs in the region and across the province.

As a people-centered business, we are dedicated to making our community stronger and healthier. We recognize that the high cost of living in Metro Vancouver is making it challenging to hire and retain workers. That’s why we are a certified Living Wage Employer, committed to promoting diversity, inclusion, and belonging across the YVR community of employers. Our long-term goal is to make YVR the world’s first Living Wage Airport.

YVR is exploring cutting-edge technologies, such as connected digital twins, that will improve social, economic, and environmental outcomes for local communities, as well as improving airport operations and help to decarbonize Canada’s aviation sector.

YVR is moving forward in partnership with the Musqueam People, upon whose lands the airport sits. Through the 30-year Musqueam—YVR Friendship and Sustainability Agreement, YVR is committed to further actioning the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) and responding to the Truth and Reconciliation call to action number 92 – Business and Reconciliation.

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.