Launching into 2023

Launching into 2023

< Back to Articles | Topics: From the President | Contributors: Patrick Sullivan (President & CEO, Halifax Chamber) | Published: March 1, 2023

Taking bold steps toward prosperity and inclusion.

The goals have been set, and now it’s time to put plans into action. We are in a busy season when it comes to advocacy and policy work at the Halifax Chamber. Last month, we made our Pre-Budget Submission to the provincial government, and we will soon be making our recommendations to municipal government as well.

Our population in Halifax grew by 21,000 people in 2022, yet our core infrastructure continues to fall behind. Integrating new immigrants into the workforce and targeting immigration for key sectors is both an opportunity and a significant challenge. Our 2023 Pre-Budget submission to the provincial government addresses these and many other issues while proving innovative options for government.

We will also be hosting our first-ever SURGE Conference, which will take place on March 24 at the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21. The goal of the event is to unite Halifax businesses on the path toward inclusivity and understanding. We are honoured to be welcoming a diverse lineup of experts and advocates to present at the conference. If you want to discover more ways to foster an inclusive workplace, book your ticket now!

Wednesday, March 8 is International Women’s Day — be sure to take the time to celebrate and uplift the women leaders in your workplace. Speaking of an uplifting celebration, planning is underway for our annual Wonder Women conference, which will take place on June 9 at the Halifax Convention Centre. Stay tuned for updates about our speaker lineup.

Our 2023 events calendar is coming together, and our team is ready to take bold steps forward when it comes to creating prosperity for the Halifax business community and supporting the success of our members.

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