Economic Development Committee

The Town of Peace River has collaborated with the Peace River Chamber of Commerce to establish a new Economic Development Committee (EDC). The EDC will assist Town of Peace River staff and Council in supporting, enhancing, and promoting business and economic activity within Peace River. The Committee’s role is to plan and undertake economic development initiatives, to advise and support Peace River Council on matters relating to the local economy and business community, and to act as a liaison between Council and the business community.

EDC Job Fair

Peace River & Area’s job fair connects potential employees with employers looking to hire. A one-stop-shop for part-time and full-time positions across many industries including fast food, restaurants, retail, grocery, bus drivers, substitute educational assistants, 911 call center, hotels, oilfield and building construction labour, Class 1 & 3 drivers. Peace River’s job fair is joint initiative between the EDC and the Chamber of Commerce.

Register your business for the Job Fair using this form: Job fair registration FINAL

Advertise the Job Fair at your business using this form: Job Fair Poster(Digital)

Date: September 28, 2022 Time: 4:00 to 7:30 pm

Location: Peace Valley Inns 9609 101 St (Emerald Room)

Employers coming to the Job Fair

Communications – Telus

Construction – Lavergne Construction, Proper-D Management & Construction

Employment Services  – Lifemark Vocational Services, Rupertsland Institute

Financial Services – Primerica

Forestry – Mercer, Boucher Bros Lumber

Funeral Services – Chapel of Memories

Government Services – Government of Alberta-Correctional Services Division, Town of Peace River

Grocery – Peace Country Co-op, Freson Bros, No Frills

Health & Personal Services – Alberta Health Services (Emergency Response), Advanced Paramedic, Care Human Services, North Peace Housing Foundation, Valley Chiropractic

Hotel/Hospitality – Belle Petroleum Centre

Oilfield – Attack Oilfield Services, Avenge Energy, Flint

Restaurants/Fast Food – McDonald’s, Tapas Room (Belle Centre), Tim Hortons

Retail Store – Canadian Tire, Great Canadian Dollar Store, Shoppers Drug Mart

Salon & Beauty Services – The Beauty Bar & Co, The Headroom

Schools/Bus Transportation – Holy Family Catholic Regional Division, Northern Lakes College, Peace River School Division

EDC Work Plan

In June 2022, The Economic Development Committee of the Town of Peace River conducted a survey to understand the strength of and opportunities for our business community and help to inform the Committee’s priorities and actions. This survey was for all residents, business owners/operators and community members to provide input regarding business and economic activity in Peace River.

We would like to take a moment to thank all those who provided feedback. This information was instrumental in the creation of the work plan that was created and officially approved by Town Council on August 22, 2022.

To view the work plan, please click or tap the link below.

View Economic Development Committee Work Plan

For any questions or suggestions related to the work plan or economic development, please speak with an EDC member by utilizing the contact information below.

Committee Membership

The EDC membership includes up to seven voting members, including one member of Town Council, one member of Town Staff, one member from the Peace River & District Chamber of Commerce and four members-at-large.

Current Members

NameTitlePhoneEmail
Shelly ShannonTown of Peace River, Councillor780-625-6969[email protected]
Tanya BellTown of Peace River, Director of Community Services780-624-2574[email protected]
Layne GardnerPeace River & District Chamber Representative780-618-7642[email protected]
Benji GiesbrechtMember-at-large780-618-8799[email protected]
Carmen GauvreauMember-at-large780-618-2009[email protected]
Brandon DousMember-at-large780-835-0707[email protected]
Gayle WaltonMember-at-large780-625-1845[email protected]

Related Documents

View EDC Terms of Reference

View Application Form