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Government Relations Committee Membership

April 30, 2019

Government Relations Committee Membership - Call for Expressions of Interest

The WCA is calling for Expressions of Interest for membership in a newly formed Government Relations Standing Committee (GRSC). We are seeking 5-6 WCA members to take a leading role in the Association’s advocacy and representation activities for the industry.

This committee will meet quarterly and report to the WCA Board via the Committee Chair and have a significant influence in developing WCA policy priorities and activities into the future.

Government Relations Standing Committee activities
The Government Relations Committee will review existing and proposed legislation in relation to its possible effects on the construction industry; and make recommendations to the WCA Board or Executive Committee regarding important policy positions for the industry.

In the short term, the Committee will be addressing issues such as Prompt Payment, Elections Financing, and other government Bills and Acts. This committee will also lead in the development of WCA’s provincial election strategy.

Committee Membership
The overall committee, through a diverse membership, should represent a significant breadth of knowledge of the industry. Each committee member will contribute to the committee through their significant knowledge and experience in their sector of the industry.

In addition to industry knowledge we will be looking to have a committee with a mix of skills/experience including, but not limited to:

  • Advocacy
  • Government process knowledge
  • Relationship building
  • Critical thinking
  • Policy development exposure

Member Responsibilities
As a committee member, you will be expected to:

  • Attend the committee meetings at WCA which are expected to be 4 times per year
  • Prepare for committee meetings sufficiently, including reading agenda papers prior
  • Maintain an overall interest and knowledge on policy issues affecting the Construction Industry
  • Make best endeavors to participate and contribute in periodic teleconference and emails on sensitive policy issues
  • Be able to keep policy issues confidential which are of a sensitive nature

There is no compensation as a committee member, however involvement in this committee will provide a direct opportunity to shape WCA policy and advocacy into the future


If you are interested in being considered for a position on the Government Relations Standing Committee, please submit an Expression of Interest outlining the skills and experience you will bring to the Committee by Monday May 6. EOIs will be reviewed by a selection committee and members will be chosen based on the skills/experience previously outlined.

All questions and Expressions of Interest can be directed to Darryl Harrison, Manager, Policy and Research at darryl@winnipegconstruction.ca.