2023 is going to be an exciting year for HAC.
We’ve laid out a three-year Strategic Plan for the Association that focuses squarely on your success (check it out here). We will be tackling labour shortages, maximizing government investment and strengthening the Association so we can continue to support you as you grow your businesses.
Here’s what we’re focusing on for Q1:
We’re in the final advocacy push ahead of the federal budget and launch of the Tourism Growth Strategy this Spring. You can see my appearance at the House of Commons Finance Committee here. As always, HAC’s advocacy is most successful when decision makers hear directly from hoteliers on the ground. You can visit hacaction.ca to see our recommendations and get involved.
We know labour remains your number one priority and that is why we continue to advocate for policy changes outside of the budget process, including our proposed changes to Canada’s Express Entry system.
HAC’s workforce research project is also well underway. In the last two weeks, we held regional focus groups across Canada to validate the preliminary findings of our research and test some bold ideas with industry. The final report and action plan will be released in March. More details on that in our next issue!
Wishing you a prosperous 2023,