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Alberta Wildfires Resources

During these challenging times, we recognize the importance of providing support to those affected by the wildfires. The Alberta Chambers of Commerce has developed a dedicated Wildfire Resources page. This invaluable resource is available to you and anyone who have been impacted by the wildfire situation.

Citizenship week

Citizenship Week is an annual opportunity to celebrate the rights and responsibilities shared by all Canadian citizens. It is the ideal opportunity to share how you and your organizations have supported newcomers on their path to citizenship, and offers a chance for them to tell their citizenship stories. Sharing this inspiring content will encourage others to celebrate this important week!

It is the responsibility of Canada’s citizens to understand the history of the Indigenous Peoples that are living on this land and have been long before immigrants came from all around the world.

As part of citizenship week, it is important to acknowledge that the history of Canada began far earlier than the European settlement.

We encourage you to promote how newcomers can:

How can you participate?

Get social! Share inspiring citizenship stories! Celebrate what it means to be Canadian and underline how newcomers have contributed to Canada by becoming active citizens in their communities.
When sharing on social media, remember to use #MyCitizenship and #ImmigrationMatters and tag

Alberta and Canada to match Canadian Red Cross Donations

The Government of Canada and the Government of Alberta will each match every dollar donated to the Canadian Red Cross 2023 Alberta Fires Appeal. This means that every $1 donated will become $3 to support those affected by the wildfires. Donated funds will allow the Canadian Red Cross to support community organizations to support impacted people and communities as they begin the long process of recovery for increasing events.
Those wishing to make a financial donation to the 2023 Alberta Fires Appeal can do so online at or by calling 1-800-418-1111.


Community engagement for City’s Environmental Framework begins

The City of Medicine Hat invites residents to learn about the City’s work to establish an Environmental Framework that will formally ingrain environmental considerations into City decision-making.

Residents may engage online by submitting questions on the Environmental Framework project page on the City’s Shape Your City portal at or attend the in-person community engagement session on Tuesday, May 30 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Kin Social Room, 2055 21 Avenue SE. The framework will be layered with Council’s strategic priorities and the myMH Municipal Development Plan to create specific targets and actions that the City can control. It will be a living document that can adapt to changes in our community and in the regulatory realm. The framework is expected to be complete by the end of 2023.

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Check out the 2023 Medicine Hat election forums

Brooks-Medicine Hat and Cypress-Medicine Hat will go to the provincial polls to elect the Medicine Hat MLAs on Monday, May 29th. The Medicine Hat & District Chamber of Commerce held election forums at the Crescent Heights High School for the candidates in both constituencies.

Watch the Brooks-Medicine Hat forum.
Watch the Cypress-Medicine Hat forum.

Alberta elections - May 29, 2023

The 2023 Provincial General Election Day is Monday, May 29.

Registering to vote saves you time when you vote! Electors who are already on the List of Electors at their current address do not have to register at the voting place. Find out more.


What are your economic and fiscal priorities for the next Alberta government? 

With the election less than a month away, the Alberta Chambers of Commerce network is launching the latest survey in our Alberta Perspectives market research program — this one focused on priorities for the province.  

Your opinions and feedback mean a lot to us. The survey will take ~10 min to complete and is open until 5:00PM on May 26th.  

Help us shape our perspectives here:

Next Level Events

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The Conference: LAST CHANCE!

The Medicine Hat & District Chamber of Commerce is bringing a professional development conference to Southern Alberta. Hosting a panel of speakers that present new concepts and ideas that Medicine Hat has never seen before. This event will not only be an amazing learning opportunity but also will attract business owners from all over the province. 'The Conference' is going to feature a wide variety of speakers including topics of interest such as economic development, operational strategies, marketing, leadership, and motivation. 'The Conference' is perfect for long-term business owners looking to grow on a wide scale.

This "new to" Medicine Hat Event looks to bridge the gap of learning opportunities within an ecosystem presented to professionals within and outside of the city. 'The Conference' will pack all this content into ONE DAY - Friday, May 26th. It's an event you won't want to miss! Ticket sales end May 24th.

Get your event passport here

Thank you to our Conference Sponsor:


Enriching Your Business

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Contact JoAnne Letkeman, Exclusive Chamber Group Advisor, 403-504-2166 ext 1.

Fuelling the Business Community

New Members!

We would like to welcome Murray Shivak Enterprises and Zinger Social to the Chamber Family!

We continually look forward to helping our members during their business journey and wish each the best in all future endeavors. We are extremely happy to have such amazing members, and are very glad that we can serve a part in that journey! Keep your eye out for more new member posts moving forward!


The Medicine Hat JazzFest is celebrating its 27th anniversary from, June 19 to 25.

This year’s exciting line-up brings some new things as well as some past favourites and features a wide array of experiences, from a drum circle workshop to a Latin Dance party to free and ticketed concerts, JUNO winning headliners and local performers. JazzFest has evolved into an event that really brings people together, presenting top-quality music while emphasizing the fun and community-building power of music.

Headliners include two-time JUNO award winner Caity Gyrogy in a double bill with The Ostara Project, an all-star line-up of Canada’s best female jazz musicians. The Florian Hoefner Trio is a 2023 JUNO award-winning group from eastern Canada. Returning for the popular Airport Hangar dance party is Vancouver’s Mazacote.

The Medicine Hat Jazz Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to presenting the best in jazz music. Winner of an Alberta Chamber of Commerce Business Award in Arts and Culture and two Medicine Hat Chamber of Commerce Business Awards in tourism, the Medicine Hat JazzFest is now an established part of the cultural, tourism and economic life of Medicine Hat.

Visit the web site for full details. All tickets at

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Applications Open for Indigenous Entrepreneur Awards and Pow Wow Pitch Competition

The Indigenous Entrepreneur Awards, presented by Pow Wow Pitch, is accepting applications and nominations for outstanding Indigenous entrepreneurs and businesses across Canada. The awards celebrate entrepreneurial perseverance, growth and impact. Submissions close on June 21.

Registration is also open for the Pow Wow Pitch Competition, which grants Indigenous entrepreneurs $200,000 in prizes. Pitch submissions should be submitted by June 21.


Other Events

May 3rd-31st: Making Procurement a Part of Your Small Business Plan | Register

May 24th: Startup Women Industry Advisory Circle: Women in Agriculture | Register 

May 25th: Identify Your Target Market | Online | Register

May 26th: NewGrow 2023 | Brooks | Register

May 29th: #StartupChats AccessAbility Week | Register

May 29th: From Lab 2 Fulfillment (FL2F): Women in STEM & Health: Transform Your Ideas | Register

May 30th-June 28th: Tween & Teen Programs at MH Public Library | Register

May 31st: Startup Women Webinar: How to Build Customer Trust with a Solid Brand Strategy | Register 

May 31st-June 2nd: Inventures- Calgary | Register

June 2nd: Women in Business Inspire Awards | Register

June 5th: Drone Games- Dunmore | Register

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