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NATIONAL POLICY COUNCIL

Opened to all members, the National Policy Council is the key advisory body to the National Board on government relations, policy and advocacy initiatives of the Association. Meetings are held once a quarter and, recommendations to the National Board of Directors are made by consensus. The purpose of the Council is to:

  • Provide input, direction, and perspective on critical business issues that impact business competitiveness, investment, and growth;
  • Identify and prioritize government policy, regulatory, and programs that challenge the goals of the association and its members;
  • Support the development of government relations activities to address those identified priorities, primarily with respect to the Federal Government, but not limited to; and
  • Help coordinate federal and provincial policy and government relations activities and strategies within the association and with relevant external stakeholders.

NATIONAL ENERGY & ENVIRONMENT COUNCIL

Opened to all members,is the key advisory body to the National Board on energy and environment initiatives of the Association. Meetings are held once a quarter and, recommendations to the National Board of Directors are made by consensus. The purpose of the Council is to:

  • Provide input, direction, and perspective on energy and environment issues that impact business competitiveness, investment, and growth;
  • Support the development of government relations activities to address identified priorities on energy and environment issues, primarily with respect to the Federal Government, but not limited to; and
  • Help coordinate federal and provincial policy and government relations activities and strategies within the association and with relevant external stakeholders.

WORKFORCE OF THE FUTURE COUNCIL

The Workforce of the Future Council was established to provide innovative and applicable advice to staff on skills, diversity and supply initiatives for manufacturing workforce now and in the future. The purpose of the Council is to:

  • Advise staff and assist the Board to identify and determine the overall approach to promote needed work to help promote and create the workforce of the future, according to the objectives above;
  • Identify and determine the overall approach to assist manufacturers in:
    • developing innovative strategies to attract and retain a more diverse workforce;
    • identifying and remove barriers in employment, through established practices in recruitment, hiring and training that will foster a climate of equity and inclusion, focused on women and under-represented groups;
    • advocate with government and the industry to help drive goals and objectives for inclusion and diversity in the workforce
    • identifying ways to help drive skills upgrading to meet the needs of the 21st century manufacturing recognizing emerging, in-demand skills now and into the future;
  • Educate the public that even more than other sectors, the manufacturing sector can offer a rewarding career that is employs technology;
  • Facilitate the development of a strategic action plan attracting more young workers (including women an under-represented groups) to join the manufacturing workforce;
  • Participate in federal and provincial activities and strategies within the association on this topic, as well as with relevant external stakeholders and the public, as ambassadors for the workforce of the future.

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